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Uila and Niagara Networks partner to provide unprecedented visibility analytics for Hybrid Cloud deployments
Uila and Niagara Networks today announced a partnership that combines Uila's unique Application Dependency Mapping based virtual and cloud monitoring and Niagara Networks' unparalleled security and network visibility. This combined unique solution empowers organizations to have visibility and monitoring capabilities for east-west traffic across any private, public, and hybrid cloud deployments.

Uila Inc., the Monitoring and Analytics company for Hybrid Enterprises, today announced a partnership agreement with Niagara Networks, the leading provider for security and visibility. Together, the two companies will provide seamless full-stack visibility solution for faster and deeper analysis into data that moves laterally within the virtualized environment, including Data Center and Cloud deployments, bridging the gap between infrastructure, virtualization, application and security monitoring.

Data center architecture has evolved dramatically in recent years, enabling it to effectively running large-scale, distributed, secured, multi-tier applications across public, private and hybrid cloud environments. To support and ultimately ensure delivery of business-critical applications and services, a distinct architecture has emerged that involves resource sharing between network, physical infrastructure, and virtualization technologies. A majority of the traffic within any virtualized deployment moves laterally (east-west), which could mean that once a malware is inside of the Data Center it could become unstoppable. This makes monitoring of that virtualized east-west traffic very critical for any IT team in addition to the traditional north-south monitoring.

The partnership will provide a highly scalable solution architecture with the ease of having a distributed deployment of Uila's Virtual Smart Taps across private cloud and multi-clouds environment for monitoring the east-west traffic. With Niagara Networks' robust Network Packet Broker, traffic can be tunneled from the virtualized networks using Uila to specific network service and monitoring devices, and performance management and security appliances. The unique coupled solution allows customers to not only monitor applications, networks and infrastructure, but also identify known, suspicious, and unknown traffic passing through the combined physical, virtual and cloud network.  The rollout of the Uila-Niagara integration requires no agents for traffic capture like other Application Performance Monitoring solutions, so the IT teams can monitor any host or application without special approvals from the application owners.  With this integration, enterprise organizations will have complete visibility into Network Virtualization deployments like VMware NSX and be able to build their network micro-segmentation plans.  Users also have the option to upgrade to enable the full performance and security analysis and troubleshooting for applications and networks using Uila as an overlay monitoring solution.

"We are excited to partner with Niagara Networks to bring this powerful integration to our joint enterprise customers and push the future of application-centric performance and security monitoring for Hybrid Enterprises." says Chia-chee Kuan, CEO and Founder for Uila. "Today's announcement is another solid step in our strategic focus on our Deep Packet Inspection capabilities and the packets being the single source of truth with the recording and analysis of east-west network traffic communication patterns for performance and security monitoring".

"Today, we are thrilled to announce this partnership with Uila, it enables to extend our security and monitoring visibility layer for the private and public cloud," said Ben Askarinam, CEO of Niagara Networks.
Published Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:36 AM by David Marshall
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