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.
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.
Comprehensive GUI. Provides access to all configuration functions with extensive graphing and visualisation capabilities for real-time and historical data.
Simplified Configuration. Provides access to an extensive set of tailor-made pre-configurations for easy “plug-and-play”solution.
Active Directory Integration. Provides AD integration to show analytics & set control policies on per-user-group and per-user level.
Alarms. Configurable alerts against specific monitoring outcomes with corresponding notification triggers.
Command-Line Interface. Provides access to all configuration and monitoring features.
Load-balanced traffic. Supports traffic load balanced over multiple circuits.
Alarms & Actions. Ability to change system configurations and run specific scripts based on alarm triggers.
No packet-loss guarantee. Guaranteed protection for critical traffic (e.g. video, VoIP, business critical data).
REST API. Provides access to all configuration and monitoring functions with real-time effect on traffic flow.
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.
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.
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.
Application detection. Based on signatures, URLs and powerful heuristics allowing flow correlation.
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).
Dynamic association of IP addresses to users and policies via flexible OSS/enterprise interface.
Advanced Content Inspection. VLAN, MPLS tunnels, GRE and VxLAN (including nexts e.g. GRE over MPLS over VLAN).
Top host detection. Allows easy identification of persistent high users.
SNMP support for traps and GET commands (both standard and Saisei objects).
Fair Usage. Allows each user (host/VLAN) to receive fair share (or controlled unfair share per SLA) of the network.
Advanced Policy Control. Allows different bandwidth controls per app/app groups for different classes of users.
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.
Top host detection & control. Allows easy identification of persistent high usage users with the ability to quickly apply controls to restrict as required.
Time-based controls. Ability to apply policies to hosts based on time of usage.
Threat & Attack Detection. Monitors traffic anomalies corresponding to various types of attacks (probes, DDoS, etc) and triggers alarms.
Threat & Attack Mitigation. Ability to block or redirect (honeytrap) attacking hosts identified.
Host Reputation Database. Ability to support third-party host reputation database to monitor and control activity from bad hosts.
Edgardo Lopez, First Cagayan Converge Data Center, Inc. Chief Technology Officer
Daniel Soh, Assistant General Manager, Sunway Digital Wave
Joohwan Kim, NHN Entertainment Infra Operation Team Leader
Raymond Miranda, Network Specialist at Fort Bend County Libraries
Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research
MITCH WAGNER, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading
Howard Solomon, former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada
Jim Frey, vice president of research, Enterprise Management Associates