New Reference Architecture to Address the Needs of IT Departments to Meet Compliance Security, Reporting, and Auditing Requirements Proposed by Network Critical

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Network Critical proposes a new, vendor agnostic, network architecture to address the operational challenges on IT organizations created by the increasing compliance mandates. The new reference architecture, referred to as the Compliance Oriented Network Architecture or CONA, addresses the needs of IT organizations with heavy compliance reporting and security mandates to automate many of the day to day tasks, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

Network Critical, the industry leader in (change monitoring and visibility to data access and visibility or just visibility, we do not provide monitoring solutions) monitoring and visibility solutions with integrated tapping functionality, today announces a new reference architecture to address the challenges confronting IT organizations in dealing with the security, auditing and reporting requirements of the ever increasing number on industry and government mandates. The reference architecture is called the Compliance Oriented Network Architecture or CONA.

The industry is facing the increasing need for security, auditing and reporting of compliance requirements with little or no increase in staff and budget. In order to address these expanded mandatory activities a new, more efficient, way to address access to the network and security information is required. CONA addresses this need through an architecture that enables the automation of the many manual functions performed today. This new framework deliver the right information to the right tools, right away thereby eliminating hundreds of hours of staff time and improving reliability and accuracy in reporting.

“The CONA framework is an evolution of existing network processes and procedures designed fundamentally flip the current practices to now bring the task to the tool as opposed to the traditional approach of bringing the tool to the task”, said Alistair Hartrup, CEO of Network Critical. By flipping the operational model around we can now utilize the tools vendors such as ourselves have been developing to automate many of these very manual task, saving time, money and improving accuracy.

To learn more about the CONA reference framework please visit booth 2458 at InterOp or visit our website at

About Network Critical
Network Critical was established in 1997 by Alastair Hartrup to fulfill a market need for a better way to access network data traffic. Today, Network Critical has become the leader in Network Packet Broker Solutions with their award winning, innovative products designed for the compliance era. A global company with operations in the UK, Europe, United States and Asia, Network Critical creates products with one-of-a-kind designs that provide flexibility with a modular design and offer passive access to the network infrastructure without the concern of failure or downtime. With over 5500 customers around the world we can meet your network access and monitoring requirements by being the window to your network.

For more information on how we can help you with your data access and monitoring needs contact marketing(at)networkcritical(dot)com.

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