APCON and TS Associates Achieve Compatibility to Offer High Precision Latency Measurement Solutions

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Interoperability Provides Competitive Edge to Businesses in Data-critical Industries

APCON, the industry leader in intelligent network monitoring and security support solutions, today announced the compatibility of the new INTELLAFLEX 36-port, 1G/10G time stamping aggregator blade with the TS-Associates Precision Instrumentation® product range, including Correlix® and TipOff® - the leading network analysis and data flow latency monitoring solutions. This new integration broadens the range of deployment options available to customers.

APCON will accompany TS-Associates to showcase the benefits of this achieved interoperability at the Low-Latency Summit, booth 306, in New York on November 12 (http://low-latency.com/event/low-latency-summit-2013-nyc-fall/).

“We have focused on achieving the highest level of precision in time stamping with this new high capacity blade, but that’s only one component needed for a business to successfully measure network latency,” said Richard Rauch, Founder and CEO of APCON. “Our interoperability with TS-Associates gives businesses the ability to exceed performance requirements in network latency monitoring and transactional timing measurement.”

“The compatibility of our Precision Instrumentation products with APCON’s new time stamping blade delivers unparalleled latency measurement solutions to end-users,” said Steve Rodgers, Chief Technology Officer at TS-Associates. “During interoperability testing, we confirmed the precision of the timestamps coming from the APCON blade – something that is of vital importance to our customers.”

An industry first, the 36-port 1G/10G INTELLAFLEX Time Stamping & Packet Slicing Blade incorporates packet time stamping and packet slicing in addition to the standard feature suite of APCON’s INTELLAFLEX line of intelligent network monitoring products. With 36 ports of software-configurable 1G or 10G Ethernet, this INTELLAFLEX blade provides the industry’s best-in-class high precision time-stamping at sub-10ns. This blade can be deployed in a standalone configuration or interspersed within a chassis of existing INTELLAFLEX blades. It provides unprecedented scalability – up to 288 fully-capable ports in an 8-blade chassis.

Time Stamping and Latency Measurement is Business Critical
Network latency is the amount of time it takes a packet to traverse a network. The financial services industry is known for measuring network latency in electronic trading, where milliseconds can be worth millions of dollars. It is imperative that financial data centers meet low-latency requirements to offer traders the most competitive edge. Latency measurement is also critical in a variety of other industries, with businesses that need to keep track of security logs, approval workflows, and so on.

TipOff is a network analysis and data flow latency monitoring appliance that delivers Precision Instrumentation across all standards-based messaging stacks, vendor proprietary middleware stacks and execution venue protocols. Precision Instrumentation has become critically important to enterprises whose business processes rely on the timeliness and integrity of complex middleware and electronic trading infrastructures.

Correlix is a business-centric trade flow analysis solution allowing for precise, consolidated, and easy to interpret business context metrics of latency sensitive and complex trade flows. The Correlix Analytics Business Reporting Module automates the production of reports summarizing trading activity and latency metrics with detailed breakdowns by client, venue, etc.

About TS-Associates
TS-Associates is the leading supplier of Precision Instrumentation solutions for latency sensitive trading systems. With TipOff for network and data flow monitoring, Correlix for trade flow analysis and Application Tap for software event instrumentation, TS-Associates is the only vendor to offer a complete range of Precision Instrumentation solutions capable of providing nanometric transparency into the latency dynamics of trading systems, catering to the needs of both technology and business users. TS-Associates Precision Instrumentation solutions have been integrated with all leading transaction, market data, middleware and high frequency trading systems. With deployments at leading financial institutions, including exchanges, brokerages and trading firms throughout North America, Europe and AsiaPac, TS-Associates offers a truly global support capability through its centres in London, New York, Tokyo and Singapore. More information, visit http://www.ts-a.com or follow on Twitter at @tsaplc.

APCON develops innovative, scalable technology solutions to enhance network monitoring, support IT traffic analysis, and streamline IT network management and security. The company serves as the industry leader for state-of-the-art IT data aggregation, filtering, and network switching products, as well as leading-edge management-software support. Organizations in over 50 countries currently depend on APCON solutions in their network infrastructures. Customers include Global Fortune 500 companies, banks and financial services institutions, telecommunication and service providers, government and military organizations, and computer equipment manufacturers. For more information, visit http://www.apcon.com or follow on Twitter at @APCON.

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