Arista Expands Leaf Switch Product Portfolio

VXLAN Enhancements for Cloud Networking

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- October 22, 2014 -- Arista Networks today announced an expansion of its leaf switch portfolio that includes the highest density leaf switches with integrated optics and high performance, VXLAN support. Enhancements to Arista EOS® (Extensible Operating System) include VXLAN for simplified deployments, by eliminating the need for multicast support in the underlay network and increased control plane scale to support the largest cloud networks. These additions in Arista’s portfolio continue Arista’s tradition of disruption within the cloud networking industry.

The 7050X series additions offer 10GbE interfaces with a choice in removable or embedded optics for tremendous flexibility in scalable two-tier network designs. The 7050X series has wire speed VXLAN with low latency and advanced features. The 7050SX Series 10GbE SFP+ and 7050TX Series 10GBASE-T systems offer up to 96 ports in a single RU with 7 different configurations for different sizes of networks. The 7050TX-128 is optimized for cloud scale server racks, combining 96 ports of 10GbE and 8 ports of 40GbE. Arista also introduced the 7010 Series optimized for 1GbE servers and management systems in a low power, compact footprint.

EOS Enhancements for Cloud-Scale Networking

Arista’s updated VXLAN implementation eliminates the need for multicast in the underlay network by using Head End Replication for forwarding broadcast, multicast and unknown unicast traffic in the VLANs that it transports. The complexity in the underlay network is minimized, making VXLAN networks easier to deploy and operate. The Arista VXLAN implementation is truly open and standards based with the ability to interoperate with a wide range of data center switches.

“This expansion of the Arista 7000 Series demonstrates the advantages of using a single common EOS to offer consistent features across a broad set of platforms,” said Martin Hull, Director of Product Management for Arista Networks. “It allows us to rapidly introduce more choices for 10GbE and 40GbE in a wide range of configurations that are optimized for demanding workloads such as cloud computing and big data. The number of unique combinations and choices that we are delivering with the 7050X Series meets most network design requirements.”

EOS 4.14 update taps into the strength of the EOS architecture to offer improved scale and convergence for large cloud deployments. Enhancements include:

  1. 128-way ECMP for large leaf-spine cluster builds
  2. New multicast control plane architecture that pushes the scale to 100K multicast routes and increased IP route and VRF scale.
  3. High Availability integration with VMware NSX and OpenStack to minimize disruption on outages and accelerate recovery for network virtualization (VXLAN) deployments.

Availability

The newly announced products are all available now. Arista EOS 4.14 is generally available for all Arista switches.

About Arista Networks

Arista Networks was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance, with over 2700 customers and more than three million cloud networking ports deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista’s platform is EOS, an advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.

ARISTA, EOS and Spline are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Arista Networks, Inc. in jurisdictions around the world. Other company names or product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Additional information and resources can be found at: http://www.arista.com

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding our ability to rapidly introduce more 10GbE and 40GbE based products. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward looking statements including: our limited operating history and experience with developing and releasing new products; product, support or service quality problems; rapidly evolving changes in technology, customer requirements and industry standards as well as other risks stated in our filings with the SEC located at www.sec.gov. Arista Networks disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

BalaBit Announces Shell Control Box 4 LTS

BalaBit Announces the Availability of BalaBit’s Shell Control Box 4 LTS

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 05:09 PM Author: Andrea Ipolyi

New, broad Citrix Support and Web-Based Search Interface with Multiple Enhancements

NEW YORK, September 19, 2014 – BalaBit (www.balabit.com), an IT security innovator in log management and advanced monitoring technologies, announced the availability of BalaBit’s Shell Control Box (SCB) 4 LTS. SCB is an enterprise-level activity monitoring appliance that controls privileged access to remote IT systems, records activities in searchable, movie-like audit trails, and prevents malicious actions.

New enhancements to the SCB 4 LTS appliance provide a broader range of deployment options, including improved support for Citrix and virtual environments, with increased usability and reporting. SCB can be seamlessly integrated into companies’ existing network environment because it is completely independent from clients and servers. The appliance provides the widest range of protocol coverage on the market.

“SCB acts as a centralized authentication and access-control point within an IT environment. The simplicity of the solution and the flexible settings allow organizations to control who can access what and when on the servers,” said Zoltán Györkő, CEO of BalaBit. “SBC 4 LTS introduces several new benefits that not only ensure increased security and ease of use, but also provide greater cost savings and return on investment for our customers.”

New features of BalaBit’s Shell Box Control 4 LTS include:
Improved support of Citrix environments – SCB 4 LTS adds support for the latest Citrix ICA protocol versions to control and audit more remote access types. SCB now controls access to Windows applications from tablets and smartphones and can transparently control and audit user sessions in XenDesktop 7 and XenApp 6.5 deployments.

Extended real-time alerting features - SCB’s real-time alerting feature has been improved by monitoring user activity in Citrix ICA sessions, detecting application start-ups or any window appearing on the screen. SCB can immediately terminate connections that violate the preconfigured rules, and can also send alerts in such cases.

New web-based search interface – The improved search provides easier post-mortem incident analysis, as auditors can access detailed search results, such as hits with precise timestamps or screenshots that contain a searched expression. The new full-text searching capabilities provide search results ranked by relevance, many powerful query types, and support for non-Latin characters.

Brand-new audit trail pop-up window is provided - It displays relevant information about the audit trail, for example, the username or the IP address of the destination server, the list of alerts triggered by the session, as well as the extracted window titles and the commands.

Integration with third-party workflow and ticketing systems – SCB 4 LTS provides a plugin framework to integrate with external helpdesk ticketing (or issue tracking) systems, allowing requests for a ticket ID from the user to be made before authenticating on the target server. SCB can verify that the user has a valid reason to access the server and optionally terminate the connection if the user doesn’t.

Virtual appliance support on MS Hyper-V – The SCB Virtual Appliance is now officially supported on Microsoft Hyper-V, which makes it possible to deploy SCB in Microsoft’s server virtualization environment.

For more information on the latest news about Shell Control Box, please visit https://www.balabit.com/network-security/scb/features/new.

Arista Networks and VMware Enter Strategic Relationship to Advance Adoption of Network Virtualization

PALO ALTO, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (August 8, 2014) -- Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET), a leader in software driven cloud networking, and VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced a strategic relationship to enable customers to accelerate adoption of network virtualization in the software-defined data center (SDDC). This new collaboration agreement builds on the companies’ four year relationship in developing innovative, integrated SDDC solutions, and focuses on development and joint marketing of the generally available Arista and VMware integrated networking solution for VMware NSX™.

Arista and VMware are continuing to partner in areas that will optimize the software-defined data center for the hybrid cloud. Building on previous work around VMware vSphere®, VMware vCloud Director™, and VXLAN support, the companies are working together to drive greater interoperability across the broader VMware SDDC portfolio.

Arista’s network programmable underlay, utilizing Arista Extensible Operating System, EOS®, network APIs and hardware enabled VXLAN Tunnel Endpoints (VTEPS) and the VMware NSX network virtualization platform, support a software-defined data center for both enterprise and service provider customers. The Arista and VMware integrated networking solution combines award-winning network infrastructure with a complete network virtualization platform enabled to simplify management and provisioning, speed service delivery, reduce costs and create opportunities for competitive differentiation. The tools provided by Arista and VMware put control and visibility back in the hands of the network and systems administrators.

This is the third phase of an ongoing collaboration between the two companies:

  • Phase 1 2010+: ESX and vSphere/VMware vCloud Integration
  • Phase 2 2012+: VXLAN specification and interoperability across physical/virtual networks
  • Phase 3 2014+: VMware NSX integration and Arista Networks support for VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite and VMware vCenter™ Log Insight™

“With multiple years of joint engineering and customer deployments, this announcement highlights our growing relationship with VMware. Arista is committed to working with VMware products and architectures to optimally combine the VMware network virtualization platform and Arista programmable physical networks for the best network-wide virtualization deployments.”

  • Jayshree Ullal, President and CEO, Arista Networks

"VMware and Arista are challenging the status quo in networking today, driving innovative, agile and cost-effective solutions that are changing the operations and economics of data centers. Through our shared vision for the software-defined data center, we are empowering customers to integrate Arista EOS-based network infrastructure with VMware NSX™ to enable the same operational model to be used for both virtual and physical workloads, resulting in increased efficiency and agility for the data center operator.”

  • Raghu Raghuram, Executive Vice President of Cloud Infrastructure and Management, VMware

“The excitement around SDN and network virtualization is that – for the first time – networking is becoming more software orientated, so we’re able to dynamically orchestrate service modification and activation in real-time. Network connectivity can now keep up when virtual machines and associated compute and storage change or are moved within distributed data centers. This means that servers, storage and now the network are in synch so that we can meet the specific needs of our customers in a timescale they demand. As a result of deploying a new network architecture based on Arista and VMware networking technologies, the time for Colt to add, change or modify services now takes minutes rather than days, and enables Colt to onboard customers faster and expand its service portfolio quicker.”

  • Mirko Voltolini, VP Technology and Architecture at Colt

Software Driven Networking for today’s Data Center Requirements

Arista Networks and VMware recognize that today’s data centers require automation, self-service provisioning, and linear scaling of both performance and data center economics. Arista’s award-winning data center switching products combined with VMware NSX will be able to deliver next-generation network virtualization, custom programmability and simplified architectures, with a single point of management. VMware and Arista Networks help unlock the full potential of the software-defined data center, allowing IT organizations to:

  • Automate delivery of next-generation network services
  • Enable end-to-end network virtualization and deliver application workload mobility by preserving IP addressing within and between data centers
  • Simplified troubleshooting by offering complete physical and virtual network visibility
  • Accelerate deployment of business critical applications through transparent network provisioning
  • Seamless Integration without performance impact of non virtualized applications or servers

Additional Resources

About Arista Networks

Arista Networks was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price-performance, with over 2,700 customers and more than two million cloud networking ports deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista’s platform is EOS, an advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers. Additional information and resources can be found at: http://www.arista.com

About VMware

VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2013 revenues of $5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

ARISTA, EOS and Spline are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Arista Networks, Inc. in jurisdictions around the world. Other company names or product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. VMware, VMware vCloud, vSphere, Log Insight, vCenter, Operations Manager and VMware NSX are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

BalaBit Releases Newest syslog-ng Product

BalaBit Increases Flexibility with the Latest Feature Releases of the syslog-ng Product Portfolio

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 @ 05:08 PM Author: Andrea Ipolyi

NEW YORK, August 13, 2014 – BalaBit (www.balabit.com), an IT security innovator specializing in log management and advanced monitoring technologies, announced the launch and general availability of syslog-ng Premium Edition™ version 5F1 and the latest feature version of its log management appliance, the syslog-ng Store Box™ 3F2, featuring a RESTful Application Programming Interface (API) and a completely revamped User Interface. In the past 15 years, syslog-ng has become the trusted log management infrastructure for over a million organizations worldwide.

The syslog-ng Premium Edition enables enterprises to collect, filter, normalize, forward, and store log messages from across their IT environment. With syslog-ng Premium Edition, organizations can centralize and simplify their log management infrastructure to improve operations, gain visibility of security threats, and meet compliance requirements such as PCI-DSS 3.0, SOX, HIPAA, and ISO 27001. The syslog-ng Store Box extends these capabilities with indexing log messages and up to 10 terabytes of storage.

“With Version 5F1, the added features of syslog-ng greatly support the rapidly growing application development and management space,” said Zoltán Györkő, CEO of BalaBit. “The new features of our syslog-ng product portfolio demonstrate the flexibility of syslog-ng in meeting the log management needs across the broadest spectrum of industries and use cases.”

Key new features of syslog-ng Premium Edition 5F1
The latest version of the syslog-ng Premium Edition adds support for the popular NoSQL database MongoDB. With a schema-free, document-oriented architecture, MongoDB is commonly used as the backend database for applications and provides a flexible means of storing unstructured log messages.

Version 5F1 also includes support for JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), a text-based open-standard format that is commonly used to transmit data between servers and web applications. With this added support, syslog-ng can now parse JSON messages, receiving structured log messages from such applications, storing them, and converting them to other formats if needed. Additionally, syslog-ng can now convert log messages from other formats or selected name-value pairs directly into JSON format.

Key new features of syslog-ng Store Box 3F2
The API, with a REST-based architecture, allows users to access and query the log messages stored on SSB from remote applications. Large organizations typically need to analyze log data with a variety of applications for different purposes. The new API enables organizations to seamlessly integrate SSB with 3rd party applications.

BalaBit completely re-designed the user interface to be more intuitive and responsive for searching logs making monitoring IT environments and troubleshooting operational and security issues much easier. The improved design offers users more flexibility in defining queries, drilling-down through results and creating reports.

Current syslog-ng customers will be automatically notified of the latest version. For more information on the BalaBit product line and syslog-ng, please visit www.balabit.com.

About BalaBit
BalaBit – headquartered in Luxembourg – is a European IT security innovator, specializing in log management and advanced monitoring technologies. It has sales offices in France, Germany, Hungary, Russia, the UK and the United States and partners in 40+ countries. The main development centers are based in Hungary. BalaBit has customers all over the world including 23 percent of the Fortune 100 companies.
The company is widely-known for syslog-ng™, its open source log management solution, used by more than a million organizations worldwide. This significant user base provides a solid ground for the business expansion which is fueled by Shell Control Box™, a pioneering development for the rapidly-growing niche of privileged activity monitoring market. For more information, visit www.balabit.com.

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BalaBit™, Shell Control Box™ and syslog-ng™ are trademarks of BalaBit. All other product names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Arista Unveils Industry’s First Leaf Switch With 100GbE Uplinks

 

EOS Smart Systems Upgrade Offers Hitless Network Upgrade

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- July 15, 2014 -- Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET) today announced the 7280E Series fixed leaf switches, along with monitoring and automation enhancements to Arista EOS®, continuing the evolution of software driven cloud networking. This new family of switches with its ultra-deep packet buffers and 100GbE uplinks enhance application performance, while providing resiliency, programmability and visibility into the network.

EOS Smart System Upgrade (SSU), now available for both Spine and Leaf switches, allows enterprises to perform hitless software upgrade across the entire network. Automation via EOS eliminates planned downtime and allows for 24x7x365, cloud-like uptime for in-house applications.

Optimal for Storage and Big Data

The 7280E Series extends the Arista leaf switch portfolio with a 1000x increase in packet memory, compared to typical switches in top-of-rack applications. This ability to handle network congestion results in a low loss network for critical workloads such as IP Storage, Big Data and streaming video. The same EOS binary image runs across all Arista products and includes support for VXLAN, LANZ, DANZ and Arista Tracers on these new platforms, lowering the certification and overall Opex for enterprises.

“The eBay storage environment is network intensive and requires switches that are architected for these unique requirements,” said Russ McElroy, Senior Manager of eBay Marketplaces and PayPal. “The Arista 7280E 10/40/100GbE systems have ultra-deep buffers and are optimized for intensive workloads such as storage.”

TAP Aggregation and Visibility

Arista Data Analyzer (DANZ) feature set that provides real-time monitoring capabilities, is now available on the 7500E modular spine switches, providing visibility at 10/40/100GbE speeds at terabit capacity. New features in EOS include a Tap Aggregation Manager, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and advanced traffic steering that allows network operators to precisely select the flows that need monitoring.

Additionally, the addition of OpenFlow 1.3 support for the 7500E enables research centers and universities to deploy 100GbE networks interconnecting to Internet2 for bulk data transfers.

Universal Optics reduce fiber need by 75%

Other announcements include a standards compliant universal optic that enables 40GbE over a single pair of either multi-mode or single-mode fiber, enabling seamless and cost-effective migration from 10 to 40GbE. The Universal QSFP optics have a reach of 150m over multi-mode fiber and 500m over single mode fiber, and can also interoperate with IEEE LR4 based devices.

Availability

The Arista 7280E switches are in customer trials now with general availability in August 2014. The Universal 40GbE transceiver is orderable now. SSU feature set for 7050X leaf switches is available in beta releases now and generally available by late 2014.

About Arista Networks

Arista Networks was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance, with over 2500 customers and more than two million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista’s platform is EOS, an advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.

ARISTA, EOS and Spline are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Arista Networks, Inc. in jurisdictions around the world. Other company names or product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Additional information and resources can be found at: http://www.arista.com

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding the impact of product deployment on network congestion, certification and OPEX, the cost-effective migration from 10 to 40GbeE and product launches. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward looking statements including: our limited operating history and experience with developing and releasing new products; product, support or service quality problems; rapidly evolving changes in technology, customer requirements and industry standards as well as other risks stated in our filings with the SEC located at www.sec.gov. Arista Networks disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

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