General Features

Pure software (x86). Handles 10G line rate using 5 Xeon cores per interface pair. 1G using a single core per pair of interfaces. Can support up to four 10G interface pairs with full flow correlation across pairs.

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FlowCommand Plus

Robust and Scalable. Support for up to 1 million apps, 1 million internal hosts, 1 billion external hosts, 5 million concurrent flows per 10G pair.

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FlowCommand
FlowCommand Plus

Comprehensive GUI. Provides access to all configuration functions with extensive graphing and visualisation capabilities for real-time and historical data.

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FlowCommand
FlowCommand Plus

Simplified Configuration. Provides access to an extensive set of tailor-made pre-configurations for easy “plug-and-play”solution.

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FlowCommand
FlowCommand Plus

Active Directory Integration. Provides AD integration to show analytics & set control policies on per-user-group and per-user level.

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FlowCommand
FlowCommand Plus

Alarms. Configurable alerts against specific monitoring outcomes with corresponding notification triggers.

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FlowCommand Plus

Command-Line Interface. Provides access to all configuration and monitoring features.

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FlowCommand Plus

IPv6 Support

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FlowCommand
FlowCommand Plus

Load-balanced traffic. Supports traffic load balanced over multiple circuits.

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FlowCommand
FlowCommand Plus

Alarms & Actions. Ability to change system configurations and run specific scripts based on alarm triggers.

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FlowCommand
FlowCommand Plus

No packet-loss guarantee. Guaranteed protection for critical traffic (e.g. video, VoIP, business critical data).

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FlowCommand
FlowCommand Plus

REST API. Provides access to all configuration and monitoring functions with real-time effect on traffic flow.

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FlowCommand
FlowCommand Plus

Centralised multi-system management. Allow the control of multiple Saisei instances from a single centralised source in order to manage visibility, configuration and control policies.

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FlowCommand Plus

Network Monitoring (Visibility) Features

Powerfull real-time analytics. Analysis for applications, user, geolocations, hosts, BGP AS routing. Allows pairwise combinations of each e.g. users per application, application per user, etc.

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FlowCommand
FlowCommand Plus

Real time application distress monitoring & alerts. Automatic classification, in real time, of an application’s performance based on in-depth analysis of flows, indirect packet loss, delay, and timeouts. Proactive alerts when configurable thresholds are reached.

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FlowCommand
FlowCommand Plus

Application detection. Based on signatures, URLs and powerful heuristics allowing flow correlation.

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Historial data. All analytical data collected and retained at one minute intervals for later visualisation and retrieval via Rest API (when Rest API is included).

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FlowCommand
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Dynamic association of IP addresses to users and policies via flexible OSS/enterprise interface.

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FlowCommand Plus

Advanced Content Inspection. VLAN, MPLS tunnels, GRE and VxLAN (including nexts e.g. GRE over MPLS over VLAN).

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Host Control Features

Top host detection. Allows easy identification of persistent high users.

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SNMP support for traps and GET commands (both standard and Saisei objects).

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Fair Usage. Allows each user (host/VLAN) to receive fair share (or controlled unfair share per SLA) of the network.

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Advanced Policy Control. Allows different bandwidth controls per app/app groups for different classes of users.

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Rate plans per Host. Allow control and max and assured CIR bandwidth and fine-grained control per application or group (e.g. give this user a maximum of 10Mb/s, and make sure that up to 2 Mb/s of video is protected.

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FlowCommand
FlowCommand Plus

Top host detection & control. Allows easy identification of persistent high usage users with the ability to quickly apply controls to restrict as required.

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Time-based controls. Ability to apply policies to hosts based on time of usage.

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Security Features

Threat & Attack Detection. Monitors traffic anomalies corresponding to various types of attacks (probes, DDoS, etc) and triggers alarms.

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FlowCommand Plus

Threat & Attack Mitigation. Ability to block or redirect (honeytrap) attacking hosts identified.

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FlowCommand Plus

Host Reputation Database. Ability to support third-party host reputation database to monitor and control activity from bad hosts.

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FlowCommand Plus

What people are saying

First Cagayan Converge Data Center “Fair usage was the biggest requirement for us, but FlowCommand has provided a number of other great benefits in terms of much more advanced and instantaneous visibility, analytics and control. The control of our bandwidth is markedly better across the board. We’ve improved bandwidth utilization by more than 30%, which has translated into a more than $80,000 bandwidth cost savings and delayed capex on upgrades for more than 6 months”

Edgardo Lopez, First Cagayan Converge Data Center, Inc. Chief Technology Officer

Sunway Information Technology “Saisei’s software has paid off in a number of ways. The two gaming operators who threatened to take their business elsewhere have decided to remain our customers. And we’ve been able to eliminate the 5-millisecond latency that can terminate a gaming session and its associated revenue.”

Daniel Soh, Assistant General Manager, Sunway Digital Wave

NHN Entertainment “Saisei’s software is critical for us. It’s helping us provide a high-quality gaming experience to our end users around the globe which is important to increasing customer loyalty and expanding our business. Saisei’s software is unique in its ability to do micro-flow level monitoring without packet capturing. It’s extremely easy to use. We looked at many of the top networking products but they were very costly and complex, and most were hardware based so we couldn’t utilize our unused servers in our data centers.”

Joohwan Kim, NHN Entertainment Infra Operation Team Leader

Fort Bend County Libraries “FlowCommand gives us great visibility and control, and also does an excellent job of augmenting the security on our network because we can see so much more. From the dashboard, we can now immediately see where traffic is coming from – and can really hone in on, for example, the top 25 applications being used and by which users, devices and locations – on a second-by-second basis. We’ve also gained a lot more control by using the software’s host equalization capability, which ensures every user has equal access to our local Wi-Fi networks and gets great applications performance, regardless of how many users are on the network or what applications they are running.”

Raymond Miranda, Network Specialist at Fort Bend County Libraries

network world testimonial “Saisei’s software suite brings order to chaos and makes the network a highly predictable system that can achieve utilisation rates over 95%.”

Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research

light reading testimonial “Using Saisei’s patented flow control technology, FlowCommand manages traffic without queueing, buffering, scheduling, or random packets drops.”

MITCH WAGNER, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading

it world canada testimonial“Vendors that make competing network optimisation solutions like Cisco Systems, Riverbed and Silver Peak have been trying to do something similar but haven’t put the pieces together yet the way Saisei has.”

Howard Solomon, former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada

ema testimonial“The combination of deep visibility plus granular, automated, policy-based control has long been sought as the holy grail of network capacity and performance optimisation.”

Jim Frey, vice president of research, Enterprise Management Associates