July was a significant milestone for Endace. We celebrated two whole decades in business and the start of our 21st year!
Read on to find out how we’re marking the occasion …
The Last 20 Years
Back in 2001, when Endace was founded, Russell Crowe (another famous New Zealander) won an Oscar for Gladiator, internet users were dreaming about fast, new 56K modems, Microsoft launched Windows XP, and the first Lord of the Rings movie (The Fellowship of the Ring) was launched. So long ago!
What’s amazing is that in the 20 years since, Endace has continued to work with some of our first ever customers! And many of the original Endace team, including Endace CTO, Stephen Donnelly, are still with us today too.
But much has changed over that time. We’ve seen network speeds increase from the early 10Mbps LAN speeds to today’s backbone speeds of 100Gbps and beyond. Traffic volumes have increased exponentially too with global internet traffic estimated to total 4.8 zettabytes in 2021.
Over the last twenty years, packet capture has gone from being a niche technology predominantly used by telcos, service providers, and governments to what is now a ubiquitous and essential capability for organizations to ensure the security and performance of their critical networks.
Endace has continued to stay ahead of the changes, setting industry benchmarks for performance, capacity and reliability with our multi-award-winning EndaceProbe Analytics Platform. Our technology becomes more and more important every day because of the challenges organizations face in defending against cyber threats and ensuring their critical networks are available 24x7x365.
That Endace is still going strong after 20 years is a testament to a really smart team, and the strength of our relationships with our customers and partners. We are extremely grateful for your unwavering support and loyalty. Thank you!
Stuart Wilson, CEO.
A Year of Giving Back
We elected a team of Endace people from around the world to decide how we should celebrate our 20th Anniversary. The universal feedback they received was that everyone wanted to mark the occasion by “giving back” – particularly given the tough times people have been experiencing with Covid around the world.
So charity will form an even bigger part of our focus over the next 12 months than usual. Here are some of the activities the teams have been involved in or are planning:
Endace Corporate Charity
Endace has chosen to support The Glaucoma Foundation by making a corporate donation to support the foundation’s work on glaucoma research and treatment. Given Endace focuses on network visibility we felt working with a global charity that strives to protect human vision was extremely appropriate.
- Endace EMEA: continuing a long-term tradition, the EMEA team will be sponsoring MoD Field Gun Run events to raise money for the Dorothy Hospice.
- Endace North America: the US team is conducting a run/cycle challenge (recording their performances on Strava) to raise money for St Judes Research Hospital which focuses on children’s health.
- Endace India: the team in India is funding two food carts, (donated via the Rotary Club of Chennai), to provide an income for two families in need.
- Endace Australia: the team in Melbourne leveraged their culinary flair, getting together in the FareShare kitchen to cook food that is distributed to needy families via a wide range of charities.
- Endace New Zealand: the NZ team is planning to volunteer with Sustainable Coastlines, an environmental charity, on beach-cleanup and tree-planting events to protect New Zealand’s waterways.
Endace’s birthday celebrations kicked off with a dinner for the NZ team and ViP guests, including two of the original founders. Appropriately, the dinner was held at the Gallagher Performing Arts Center back where things all got started – at the University of Waikato:
Each of the Endace teams around the world is conducting celebratory parties in their regions as Covid lockdowns allow.
Here are some of the photos from the UK team’s recent celebration which included completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to climb the three highest peaks in Yorkshire followed by a well-earned drink and dinner.
We are also capturing photo and video memories from current and ex Endacers, partners and friends, which we’ll continue to share over the next 12 months. Keep a lookout for the #endaceturns20 hashtag on LinkedIn, Twitter and here on the blog.