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ClearSight Shows 6-Gig SAS Capture Appliance

FREMONT, Calif. -- ClearSight Networks, a worldwide provider of application and analysis tools for dynamic networks, today announced the industrys first long-term network recorder based on 6 Gb/s (Gigabit per second) SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) drive technology, the fastest mechanical disk technology available in the industry. The ClearSight Network Time Machine™ (NTM) has always been designed around the RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) standard to maximize capture performance; now using 6 Gb/s SAS drive components, ClearSight’s network recorders are now able to capture and warehouse massive amounts of network data faster and more securely than any other solution in the marketplace.

As network traffic volumes continue to escalate, the disk technologies that have traditionally been used to store captured network information are being pushed closer to their capacity and speed limits. With enterprise deployments increasing the speed and volume of data they can transfer, it becomes critical for network and application management tools to support these data-intensive, highly-demanding environments. By transitioning to 6 Gb/s SAS storage technology well before market adoption of this specification takes place, ClearSight enables the highest network performance.

“The ClearSight 6 Gb/s SAS-based NTM delivers unparalleled performance, security and reliability,” said Andrew Armstrong, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Spirent Communications. “Using Spirent TestCenter, the industry-leading test solution for performance benchmarking, we were able to validate that this new ClearSight NTM is able to deliver capture performance substantially higher than the current generations of network recorders built around the slower 3 Gb/s SAS or Serial ATA (SATA) drive standards. This represents a remarkable achievement.”

ClearSight Networks