Lumacron today announces availability of the latest addition to the ATHENA Portable Network Recorder series. Complementing the Athena 100G and 20G Transport recorders for coherent OTN and SONET-SDH networks, the Athena 100G Enterprise recorder offers sustained full-duplex packet capture, cycle-accurate playback and PCAP data offload optimised for 100GbE Metro and Enterprise connectivity.
“Lossless traffic capture is becoming an integral part of SIGINT, data analytics and network performance monitoring” noted Alan McDade, CEO Lumacron Technology. “Understanding emerging threat signatures and network resilience around intrusion detection events relies not only on transient analysis of the traffic but also on storage of the data itself. Lumacron offers the most compelling portable offering in this space, with sustained 100Gbps packet capture to an encrypted disk array”.
Athena allows the user to capture up to 26 minutes of simplex 100Gbps data from the line, or to utilise stream-targeting and session-filtering capabilities to direct up to 170Gbps of true full-duplex traffic to an encrypted disk. Recorded data can be played back over flexible line interfaces in true full-duplex format with 1ns timestamp accuracy, or offloaded via PCAP for further analysis.