MiFID II, Timing and STAC

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For high frequency traders (HFTs), complying with new obligations that will come into force under MiFID II, and proving compliance, will pose some significant technical challenges.

Stephen Donnelly, Endace’s CTO, gave a presentation comparing GPS and PTP timing accuracy at the STAC Summit in London (May 10) and he will also be presenting at STAC Chicago (May 17). Endace’s CEO, Stu Wilson, will present at the STAC Summit in New York (June 13).

Stephen also attended STAC’s Essentials of MiFID 2 Time Compliance workshop in London on Monday. This workshop was an excellent opportunity for HFTs to get up-to-speed with what the new MiFID II requirements mean for their organizations and how to prepare for them. More on what came out of this in our next newsletter.

We’re looking forward to the opportunity to catch up with our HFT customers at all three STAC events. If you haven’t yet registered for STAC Chicago or New York but are interested in attending, let us know.



EndaceProbe 9000-XS: Industry-leading storage density provides extended back-in-time network history for forensic analysis

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With up to 192TB of storage per appliance, the new EndaceProbe™ 9000-XS series network recorders provide a highly scalable network recording solution, offering Petabytes of clustered and/or distributed storage capable of storing weeks, or months, of network history.

The massive storage of the 9000-XS EndaceProbes makes them an ideal choice as always-on recorders capturing a detailed history of network activity for forensic analysis of data breaches and speeding up the investigation and resolution of network security or performance issues.

See our press release about the new XS series and check out the complete range of EndaceProbe 100% accurate, high-speed network recorders.

Or download the EndaceProbe 9000 series datasheet.


Finding session-related problems using EndaceVision

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Network monitoring tends to focus heavily on bandwidth, addressing the question, “Do I have the capacity to carry the traffic that my business requires?” Capacity, however, must include session count and lifecycle, which are often overlooked until they become a problem. That’s why EndaceVisionTM 6.0 Network Visibility Software has added two new tools to deal with sessions: TCP Flags view and client/server breakdown.

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Are your systems safe against the Heartbleed bug?

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On April 7, the “Heartbleed” bug was announced.  It’s a serious flaw in the OpenSSL 1.0 – 1.0.1 code series which affects all applications using it for encryption.  In short, it means that anyone who can connect to the server can remotely read the server’s memory – including the SSL certificate secret key, usernames and passwords, and anything else.

With the Heartbleed bug exploit code in the wild,  anyone can take advantage of the critical time between public exposure of the exploit and when all organizations can patch (or take offline) vulnerable systems.  So, for almost every organization in the world, there are three questions that come to mind. The first question is “which of my public facing servers is vulnerable?”  The second question is “have I been exploited since this became public?”  And the third question is “what have I lost?”

The EndaceProbe™ Network Recorder helps answer all three questions.

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We didn’t think Splunk could do DPI. Our testing proved it can!

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By: Alistair Meakin, MarQuest

As a certified Splunk partner, and provider of network operations and security consultancy, MarQuest has extensive knowledge of the benefits Splunk brings to network operations (NetOps) and security operations (SecOps) teams. Curious about the Endace Fusion Connector for Splunk, we completed an independent evaluation of it to assess its usability and benefits. By installing, deploying and using the application, we looked for answers to the following questions:

  • Is the application likely to add value to IT operations?
  • How usable is the application?

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Starting 2014 with a bang (and a new EndaceProbe release)!

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The beginning of any new year is the perfect time to build upon the positive momentum of its predecessor and what better way to start than with the new EndaceProbe™ Network Recorder EP5.1.3 release which does exactly that!

Whilst there’s too much to cover in this blog alone, I’ve focused on some of the key additions to our network visibility tool EndaceVision ™ to give a flavour of the new capabilities that this release brings.

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