NetQuest and ElastiFlow Deliver Industry’s Most Scalable Network Visibility Solution for Cyber Security

Joint solution provides service providers, large enterprises and government agencies advanced security analytics for mission-critical threat intelligence

Mount Laurel, NJ – March 9, 2021 (BUSINESS WIRE) – NetQuest Corporation, a global leader of network visibility solutions, today announced the integration of the NetQuest OMX3200 and ElastiFlow Unified Flow Collector to optimize network security using unsampled enriched IPFIX metadata. With an expanded attack surface and rapidly growing traffic rates, SecOps teams need advanced visibility solutions that can scale to avoid network blind spots and maximize threat detection capabilities.

“As data rates continue to soar, organizations are searching for network visibility solutions that will scale to ensure detection of hidden and emerging threats,” said Jesse Price, CEO and President of NetQuest Corporation. “Our collaboration with ElastiFlow allows security teams to leverage high-fidelity IPFIX flow metadata to ensure complete and immediate visibility for critical network security missions.”

Network security solutions are migrating from sampled flow data to full-fidelity network metadata to combat newer attacks designed to elude sampled monitoring. At the same time network traffic is migrating to 100 Gbps and beyond, placing a heavy processing burden on networking equipment, compute resources and budgets.  NetQuest’s OMX3200 and ElastiFlow’s Unified Flow Collector deliver an innovative architecture to extract unsampled IPFIX flow metadata from high-bandwidth networks and present a normalized set of enriched data to security teams for real-time threat detection.

The NetQuest and ElastiFlow joint scalable network visibility solution benefits include:

  • Persistent monitoring access to network traffic carried over large backbone networks including 100GbE, 10GbE, OTN and SDH networks.
  • Unsampled IPFIX flow metadata to ensure 100% of network data is collected
  • Enriched network information providing additional context needed to investigate and identify threat conditions
  • Normalized flow records enabling use of common open data platforms

“Our integration with a technology leader such as NetQuest further enhances the value of the Unified Flow Collector in the network security ecosystem,” said Rob Cowart, Founder and CEO at ElastiFlow. “The combined best-in-class solution delivers extreme scalability to effortlessly monitor the increasing traffic loads of the largest networks in the world.”

An application brief about the joint scalable network visibility solution is available for download here: https://www.netquestcorp.com/omx3200/#ElastiFlow.

About NetQuest

NetQuest designs, manufactures and markets advanced scalable network visibility solutions to network service providers, large enterprises and government agencies for network security applications. Founded in 1987 and based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, NetQuest is an employee owned business. With a 30 year track record of providing cutting edge cyber solutions, NetQuest has developed a global customer base, marketing directly and through a network of strategic partners, value-added resellers and representatives. For more information, visit https://www.netquestcorp.com/.

About ElastiFlow

ElastiFlow delivers the world’s most scalable and performant network performance and security analytics solutions. Network observability is reimagined with ElastiFlow. The company serves the world’s most connected companies in all industries. While many solutions collect and transform only a basic subset of available data, The flagship ElastiFlow solution supports over 100 vendors and extracts data from over 6200 standard and vendor-specific fields. ElastiFlow is committed to empowering its users with the right insight at the right time. Further information can be found at https://www.elastiflow.com/.

Contact:

Zach Ziobro, zziobro@netquestcorp.com, (856) 866-0505

NetQuest Delivers Scalable WAN Monitoring with Deep Channelization Support to OMX3200

Scalable Network Visibility and Cyber Security Solutions for 100G and 10G networks
OMX3200 supports unsampled IPFIX metadata generation, advanced packet processing and WAN Monitoring

Automated WAN Monitoring and Intercept Enhanced with Advanced Packet Processing to Optimize Threat Identification and Big Data Analytics Platfors

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – February 5, 2020 – NetQuest Corporation, a leading provider of advanced cyber intelligence solutions, has announced support for a suite of WAN monitoring functions in its OMX3200 platform enabling monitoring of multi-terabit flow traffic traversing OTN and SDH optical networks. The OMX3200 pairs NetQuest’s industry-leading WAN access technology with its existing line-rate packet processing and metadata generation capabilities to optimize the collection and analysis of mission critical signals intelligence on today’s global network infrastructure. As network traffic volume accelerates and the threat of cyber-attacks continuously increase, visibility into expanding long-haul optical networks is complicated by sweeping infrastructure changes to intercontinental submarine cables and emerging 5G mobile networks. NetQuest’s OMX3200 assures continuous access to targeted traffic flows over these international networks by offering flexible WAN signaling interfaces for monitoring evolving high-capacity Ethernet, OTN and SDH networks.

“We are excited to offer WAN monitoring functionality within the OMX3200 especially for our existing government customers,” said Jesse Price, CEO and President of NetQuest Corporation. “NetQuest’s advanced work in signals intelligence is paving the way for quicker and more coordinated responses to global cyberattacks by scaling access and surveillance capabilities to meet the big data explosion across international long-haul networks. We are innovating faster so that cyber officials can transition from defense to offense in the battle against imminent threats.”

The high-density, modular OMX3200 platform supports the transition from 10G to 100G networks by monitoring up to 32 x 100GbE, 16 x OTU4 or 64 x 10G signals within a single rack unit. The flexibility of embedded FPGA technology allows the OMX to offer the following key benefits:

  • Rapid network survey for revealing WAN signal type and detailed hierarchical channelization structure including protocol identification and payload contents
  • Automated packet access via complaint Ethernet outputs for 100GbE, 10GbE, OTU4, OTU2/2e/1e and STM-64 networks
  • Up to 3.2 Tbps of advanced line-rate packet processing including mass header stripping, tunnel removal, packet slicing and signature-based filtering
  • Unsampled NetFlow/IPFIX generation

Government agencies, responsible for network security and national defense, must optimize their visibility solutions in order to optimize intelligence and prevent crippling attacks.  The OMX3200’s modular 1U design provides a cost-efficient, scalable visibility solution designed to support future upgrades to 200/400G monitoring interfaces as networks evolve and traffic rates continue to expand. Find more information on the OMX3200 at https://netquestcorp.com/omx3200/.

About NetQuest

NetQuest designs, manufactures and markets optical network visibility solutions for both scalable monitoring access and cyber intelligence applications targeting service providers, large enterprises and government agencies. Founded in 1987 and based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, NetQuest is an employee owned business. With a 30+ year track record of providing cutting edge monitoring solutions, NetQuest has developed a global customer base, marketing directly and through a network of strategic partners, value-added resellers and representatives. For more information, visit https://netquestcorp.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

NetQuest OMX3200 Delivers High-Density 100G+ Network Visibility for Optimizing Security and Network Operations

Scalable Network Visibility and Cyber Security Solutions for 100G and 10G networks
Modular 100G+ packet processing solution enables deep visibility for optimizing cyber security and network monitoring tools

Mount Laurel, NJ – February 12, 2019 – (Business Wire) NetQuest Corporation, a global leader in optical network visibility solutions, today announced the general availability of the OMX3200, a scalable packet processing platform that enables seamless migration to 100G network monitoring architectures to help SecOps and NetOps teams keep up with the dramatic growth in network traffic.  The OMX3200 provides a multi-terabit visibility solution with line-rate packet optimization and metadata generation enabling persistent monitoring of every IP packet traversing 100G+ networks.

“x86 and COTS switching-based monitoring solutions were initially effective at handling 100G network deployments and will remain viable moving forward for smaller tactical applications,” said Jesse Price, CEO and President of NetQuest Corporation. “The mass migration to 100G networks is accelerating and 200/400G upgrades are not far behind. The modular packet processing capacity of the OMX3200 provides a scalable approach for security and network operations teams to cost-effectively transition to 100G while leveraging their existing monitoring tool chain infrastructure.”

Overcoming Network Visibility Challenges

The need to process higher volumes of traffic and complex network protocol stacks is putting a heavy burden on cyber security and monitoring tools that were deployed to handle 10G and 40G networks.  Monitoring tools built on x86-based servers require assistance to cut through protocol wrappers at 100G traffic rates.

The OMX3200 leverages the flexibility and processing power of industry-leading FPGA technology to offload a wide array of critical visibility functions.  It can:

  • Optimize tool utilization by processing headers and tunneling protocols
  • Significantly reduce traffic forwarded to costly analysis tools while maintaining 100% visibility by generating rich flow-based metadata records
  • Enable access to IP traffic carried over WANs by removing optical transport protocols

Support for Evolving Networks

NetOps and SecOps teams, responsible for reliable network operations for service providers, large enterprises and governments agencies, must optimize their spending to guarantee network and application performance as well as to detect and prevent crippling cyber-attacks.  The OMX3200’s modular 1U design provides a cost-efficient, scalable visibility solution for up to 3.2Tbps of advanced traffic handling across up to 32 x 100G network interfaces. The OMX is designed to support future upgrades to 200/400G monitoring interfaces as networks evolve and traffic rates continue to expand.

“Networks are quickly adapting to keep up with explosive bandwidth demands,” said Tim Doiron, Principal Analyst – Intelligent Networking, at ACG Research. “Optical transport and data center interconnect capacity is increasing in response.  Our optical port tracker anticipates that the industry will have shipped more than 400,000 100G+ DWDM  ports in 2018, with 24% of those being 200G capable and 2% being 400G capable. We expect hyperscale data center fabric connectivity to follow suit in 2019 and 2020 and move toward 200/400G optical connections putting additional strain on network monitoring applications.”

Legacy monitoring solutions rely on standard network packet brokers (NPB) to manage traffic flows and feed the appropriate traffic to the necessary analysis tools.  As networks transition to 100G+ rates, the OMX3200 offers users cost-effective options for upgrading their monitoring infrastructure, including the ability to:

  • Extend existing visibility fabric and leverage deployed NPBs for traffic aggregation and load balancing while offloading advanced packet processing functions to the OMX3200
  • Complement the advanced packet processing in the OMX3200 with cost-effective white box monitoring switches for directing traffic flows for further analysis

NetQuest has added the OMX3200 to its suite of cyber appliances managed by the Alpine Patrol Network Management System where it will enhance its automation and analytics capabilities within both its Cyber Intelligence and Scalable Monitoring Access solution offerings.

Find more information on the OMX3200 at https://netquestcorp.com/omx3200

About NetQuest

NetQuest designs, manufactures and markets optical network visibility solutions for both scalable monitoring access and cyber intelligence applications targeting service providers, large enterprises and government agencies. Founded in 1987 and based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, NetQuest is an employee owned business. With a 30+ year track record of providing cutting edge monitoring solutions, NetQuest has developed a global customer base, marketing directly and through a network of strategic partners, value-added resellers and representatives.

NetQuest Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification

Scalable Network Visibility and Cyber Security Solutions for 100G and 10G networks

NetQuest strengthens commitment to continuous improvement via latest ISO 9001 certification

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – November 5, 2018 – NetQuest Corporation, a leading manufacturer of network visibility and cyber surveillance solutions, announced the successful completion of its audit required to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification.  The audit was performed by Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. and effectively demonstrated how its repeatable processes in both product development and customer service are contributing to a winning quality management system. The company, based out of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, has been certified as meeting all of the standards for product quality assurance under the latest ISO 9001:2015 specification.

NetQuest develops highly complex network visibility and signals intelligence solutions, typically used for critical cyber missions.  The company’s ability to steadily deliver reliable solutions while using cutting edge technology has produced high customer satisfaction.

“The ISO 9001:2015 certification confirms that our quality management system consistently provides outstanding products that meet our customers’ needs,” said NetQuest CEO Jesse Price. “We are incredibly proud to have earned the latest ISO 9001 certification. This provides further proof to our global customer base that we will continue to deliver the highest quality products and customer service through the continuous improvement of our processes.”

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 is a standard that defines the necessary requirements for an organization to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide quality products and services that meet customer specifications.  The ISO 9001:2015 standard provides a foundation for strong customer focus and sustained motivation for continuous improvement.

About NetQuest

NetQuest designs, manufactures and markets optical cyber intelligence solutions to service providers, large enterprises and government system integrators tasked with securing and protecting critical network infrastructure. Founded in 1987 and based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, NetQuest is an employee owned business. With a 30-year track record of providing cutting edge access monitoring solutions, NetQuest has developed a global customer base, marketing directly and through a network of strategic partners, value-added resellers and representatives.

NetQuest Corporation Expands Headquarters to Address Growing Cyber Intelligence Business

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – September 27, 2018 (Business Wire) – NetQuest Corporation, a leading manufacturer of cyber surveillance solutions, has announced the expansion of their South New Jersey global headquarters, increasing their work space by 50%.

The expanded space will accommodate new development projects, the rising demand for the existing portfolio of network survey and advanced traffic intercept tools, and a larger lab for product design and testing.

“NetQuest has sustained several years of success in the cyber intelligence market by helping cyber experts detect threats traveling across optical networks,” said Brian Long, COO at NetQuest. “We will dedicate the expanded space to developing new generations of monitoring tools needed to meet critical cyber surveillance challenges.”

Rising sales of NetQuest’s portfolio of innovative optical network access solutions, combined with a fast-growing cyber intelligence market, has enabled the company to achieve record revenues in 2018 and aggressively pursue emerging opportunities.

During 2018, NetQuest has achieved other significant milestones:

About NetQuest

NetQuest designs, manufactures and markets purpose built optical network monitoring access products to government intelligence agencies and large government system integrators tasked with securing and protecting national defense interests. Founded in 1987 and based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, NetQuest is an employee owned business. With a 30-year track record of providing cutting edge access monitoring solutions, NetQuest has developed a global customer base, marketing directly and through a network of strategic partners, value-added resellers and representatives.

NetQuest Wins Cyber Defense Magazine’s 2018 InfoSec Award as ‘Hot Company’ in Network Threat Intelligence

Network Survey and Intercept Enhanced with Big Data Analytics Recognized for Leadership in Efforts to Prevent Cyber Attacks

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – April 18, 2018 – NetQuest Corporation, a leading manufacturer of cyber surveillance solutions, today received a 2018 InfoSec Award from by Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM).

As one of the industry’s leading electronic information security media outlets, CDM evaluated more than 3,000 companies for their innovative endeavors and came away with 500 finalists and 200 winners. NetQuest was recognized as a “Hot Company” in the category of Threat Intelligence.

“Congratulations to NetQuest Corporation, a company that made great strides in adding big data analytics to help cyber intelligence agents scan long-haul transport networks for signs of cyber threats,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine. “We scoured the globe and found nearly 3,000 companies who create and offer the most respected InfoSec products and services. NetQuest’s efforts to expand access and monitoring capabilities shows a visionary approach to threat intelligence and that will enable a more concerted response to the rising tide of cyberattacks.”

While the threat of cyber attacks increases, long-haul optical networks are undergoing sweeping changes as traffic volume skyrockets over intercontinental submarine and emerging 5G mobile networks. NetQuest has demonstrated leadership in the search for cyber threats by introducing advanced capabilities through automation, network orchestration, all-optical switching, big data and analytics to its line of Interceptor and Alpine Patrol monitoring and access platforms.

“We are honored to receive a 2018 InfoSec Award from Cyber Defense Magazine,”  said Jesse Price, CEO and President of NetQuest Corporation. “NetQuest’s advanced work in cyber intelligence is paving the way for quicker, more coordinated response to cyberattacks by scaling access and monitoring capabilities to meet the exploding volumes of traffic transported across international, long-haul networks. We are innovating faster, so that cyber intelligence officials can switch from defense to offense in the battle against cyber threats.”

About CDM InfoSec Awards 
This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s sixth year of honoring InfoSec innovators. Startup, early stage, later stage or public companies in the Information Security (INFOSEC) with a compelling value proposition for products or services are choosen by a panel of certified security professionals who will be voting based on their independent review of company submitted materials. The winners were announced on todau at the RSA Conference at http://www.cyberdefensemagazine.com/infosec-awards-2018-winners/ .

About NetQuest

NetQuest designs, manufactures and markets purpose built optical network monitoring access products to government intelligence agencies and large government system integrators tasked with securing and protecting national defense interests. Founded in 1987 and based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, NetQuest is an employee-owned business. With a 30 year track record of providing cutting edge access monitoring solutions, NetQuest has developed a global customer base, marketing directly and through a network of strategic partners, value-added resellers and representatives. For more information, visit https://netquestcorp.com/.

About Cyber Defense Magazine 
Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA conferences and our paid subscribers. Learn more about us at http://www.cyberdefensemagazine.com.

NetQuest Named Finalist in Cyber Defense Magazine’s Annual InfoSec Awards for Network Threat Detection Innovations

Network Survey and Intercept Enhanced with Big Data Analytics Recognized for Leadership in Efforts to Prevent Cyber Attacks

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – March 21, 2018 – NetQuest Corporation, a leading manufacturer of cyber surveillance solutions, today announced that it has been named as a finalist in the 2018 InfoSec Awards presented by Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM).

As one of the industry’s leading electronic information security media outlets, CDM evaluated more than 3,000 companies for their innovative endeavors and came away with 500 finalists. NetQuest is in consideration for the final 200 honorees which will be announced at the RSA Conference on April 16, in San Francisco.

“With the advances in hacking, malware, cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism as well as nation state cyber-espionage, we looked for innovators who could proactively help information security officials avert the next breach,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine. “Over the last year, NetQuest Corporation has responded to the rising threat of cyberattacks on long-haul transport networks by expanding access and monitoring capabilities. This work typifies the type of progress we look for in evaluating InfoSec Award finalists.”

While the threat of cyber attacks increases, long-haul optical networks are undergoing sweeping changes as traffic volume skyrockets over intercontinental submarine and emerging 5G mobile networks. NetQuest has demonstrated leadership in the search for cyber threats by introducing advanced capabilities through automation, network orchestration, all-optical switching, big data and analytics to its line of Interceptor and Alpine Patrol monitoring and access platforms.

“NetQuest is providing broad visibility to an unprecedented volume of traffic and giving today’s mission-critical monitoring tools a significant advantage in detecting advanced cyber threats,” said Jesse Price, CEO and President of NetQuest Corporation. “CDM’s annual InfoSec award program honors the type of progress that is driving change in the cyber security industry and we are honored to be named in the initial round of finalists.”

About CDM InfoSec Awards 
This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s sixth year of honoring InfoSec innovators. Startup, early stage, later stage or public companies in the Information Security (INFOSEC) with a compelling value proposition for products or services are chosen by a panel of certified security professionals who will be voting based on their independent review of company submitted materials. The winners will be announced April 16 at https://www.rsaconference.com/events/us18.

About NetQuest

NetQuest designs, manufactures and markets purpose built optical network monitoring access products to government intelligence agencies and large government system integrators tasked with securing and protecting national defense interests. Founded in 1987 and based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, NetQuest is an employee-owned business. With a 30 year track record of providing cutting edge access monitoring solutions, NetQuest has developed a global customer base, marketing directly and through a network of strategic partners, value-added resellers and representatives. For more information, visit https://netquestcorp.com/.

About Cyber Defense Magazine 
Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM) is the premier source of IT Security information. CDM is managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Their mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. CDM delivers electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA conferences and their paid subscribers. Learn more about CDM at http://www.cyberdefensemagazine.com

NetQuest and HUBER+SUHNER Polatis Deliver Industry’s Most Scalable Optical Surveillance Solution for Cybersecurity at OFC 2018

Joint solution helps governments and businesses deploy automated, mass surveillance techniques to fight cyber crime

SAN DIEGO, Calif. #OFC18 – March 13, 2018 (Business Wire) – NetQuest Corporation, a leading manufacturer of cyber surveillance solutions, and Huber+Suhner (H+S) Polatis, the performance leader in all-optical switching, today announced a joint effort to deliver the industry’s first automated mass optical network surveillance solution combining NetQuest’s intelligent network survey and traffic intercept functions with Polatis’s all-optical switching technology.

NetQuest and HUBER+SUHNER Polatis will display the solution for the first time at OFC 2018. The companies will demonstrate how the solution can enhance cyber intelligence missions by providing a greater ability to search for cyber attacks and the opportunity to increase security across a wide array of large-scale optical network architectures.

While the threat of cyber attacks increases, long-haul and metro optical networks are undergoing sweeping changes with the introduction of proprietary 100G-plus coherent signaling technologies. As traffic volume skyrockets over intercontinental submarine and emerging 5G mobile networks, the task of finding advanced threats is the cyber equivalent of searching for a needle in a haystack. The NetQuest-Polatis joint solution produces instant access to thousands of individual fibers for monitoring by introducing automation to the optical network data access challenge.

“NetQuest and Polatis are providing broad visibility to an unprecedented volume of traffic and giving today’s mission-critical traffic monitoring tools a significant advantage in detecting advanced cyber threats,” said Jesse Price, CEO and President of NetQuest Corporation. “Our collaboration on an advanced automation technique for accessing big data carried over large-scale optical transport networks will exponentially improve cyber intelligence missions and network monitoring functions.”

The combined solution utilizes NetQuest’s Alpine Patrol orchestration platform to manage NetQuest Interceptor appliances and the high-density all-optical switches from Polatis – all from a single, integrated management console. Individual optical fibers can be physically tapped and directly connected to the Polatis optical switch. Polatis offers a wide array of all-optical switches for direct connections ranging up to 384-x-384 ports, enabling the integrated surveillance system to cycle through thousands of optical fibers and perform automated network survey to reveal signaling attributes of optical communication signals. In contrast, previous solutions were constrained by a limited number of input fiber connections.

“While networks have grown exponentially in both volume and transmission speed, cyber attacks have likewise intensified in number and frequency, increasing the threat to global communications infrastructure,” said Gerald Wesel, president and general manager of Huber+Suhner Polatis. “Combining our optical network switching technology, which is right-sized for this application, with NetQuests’s innovative approach to access and monitoring, provides unprecedented advantages to mission-critical fiber access and monitoring missions.”

The joint NetQuest-Polatis mass optical surveillance solution will be on display at OFC 2018, Booth #6207, March 13-15 in San Diego, Calif. For demonstration of the platform during or after the conference, contact NetQuest Product Marketing Manager Mike Seidler at mseidler@netquestcorp.com. An application brief about the joint solution is available for download here.

About NetQuest

NetQuest designs, manufactures and markets purpose built optical network monitoring access products to government intelligence agencies and large government system integrators tasked with securing and protecting national defense interests. Founded in 1987 and based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, NetQuest is an employee owned business. With a 30 year track record of providing cutting edge access monitoring solutions, NetQuest has developed a global customer base, marketing directly and through a network of strategic partners, value-added resellers and representatives. For more information, visit https://netquestcorp.com/.

About Huber+Suhner Polatis

Huber+Suhner Polatis is the leading supplier of high performance dynamic all-optical switch solutions for software-defined network provisioning, protection, monitoring, reconfiguration and test. The reliable, field-proven DirectLight™ optical switch technology powers the thousands of switches in-service worldwide and has created the industry’s broadest range of transparent, bidirectional, dark-fiber optical circuit switches from 4×4 to 384×384 ports. Visit www.polatis.com.

Contact:

Polatis: Matt Burke, matt.burke@hubersuhner.com, (603) 315-0618

NetQuest: Zach Ziobro, zziobro@netquestcorp.com, (856) 866-0505