Enterprise Solutions

Keep your Users Happy, and your Network Costs Down!


If you run a large enterprise, data center, education or government network, you know all too well the operational sea changes you are facing:

  • The explosion of over the top applications, consuming more of your bandwidth and demanding excellent quality of experience
  • The explosion of applications and bandwidth consumption where BYOD traffic is now the norm for the younger members of the workforce
  • The proliferation of rogue users and peer-to-peer traffic that interfere with business
  • The federated nature of business-critical applications now driving you to the cloud
  • Increasing regulations on data monitoring and reporting
  • Integrating new VDI and SaaS rollouts and making them successful
  • Multiple silos of equipment and software that generally do not play well with others
  • Knowing the next data-breach-du-jour could be yours

And you’re probably tired of addressing these issues with networking technology solutions that were developed in the 1990s. The tools at your disposal are beginning to feel more like museum curiosities than an effective Network Operations Center.

In the data center can anyone hear you scream? Saisei can.

As a large enterprise, you have a stack of expensive, aging 1RU appliances sitting at the edges of your network, including things like WAN optimizers, packet shapers, application development controllers, next-gen firewalls and more that increasingly feel like they belong in a new wing of the Smithsonian Museum.  These have primarily been deployed to compensate for the inherently chaotic and random behavior of routed TCP/IP packet transmission itself. Many of these devices, such as WAN optimizers, actually mask flaws in your underlying network, making it almost impossible to make informed decisions about IT usage and investment.

With the pressure of mobile, cloud and Internet of Things traffic mounting daily, Saisei decided the time for band-aids and patchwork solutions had passed. We developed a set of patents that allows routed IP links under the control of Saisei FlowCommand™ to behave in an orderly and predictable fashion. No more queuing. No more scheduling. No more brute-force QoS mechanisms that drop user sessions at 50% link utilization. Enhanced user experience can now be the norm. In fact, under FlowCommand, no user sessions will ever be dropped again. We call this Network Performance Enforcement (NPE).

And FlowCommand does this on off-the-shelf Intel x86-based servers and/or on VMs under hypervisor control.

What are the benefits of these new capabilities to the enterprise?

Return 100% of your idle reserved bandwidth to productive use immediately. Today you are only using about half of the bandwidth you have paid for and deployed. Our software allows you to run your links at over 95% utilization 24×7 with guaranteed No-Flow-Left-Behind™ user session delivery.

Cap your purchases of outdated single-purpose edge appliances – and their predatory maintenance contracts.  These were designed only as workarounds to certain TCP/IP deficiencies in heavily loaded networks.  Upgrade your network and your user experience to the new best practice of predictable, guaranteed session delivery via easy-to-use software running on commodity processors.

With 40 metrics checked for every flow in real-time, you can finally know the exact performance your carriers are providing with their SLAs.

FlowCommand’s unique Net Neutrality feature guarantees that all flows receive fair and equal treatment — equal bandwidth allocation, regardless of the traffic load attempting to use the link. No rogue users, no P2P sessions and no flood of traffic can negatively impact this fair-usage enforcement or break a link under FlowCommand control. Net Neutrality directly addresses the critical network congestion and abuse issues faced by a number of enterprise vertical segments, such as universities, airports, large sports venues and hotels.

The efficiency, ease-of-use and granular flexibility that FlowCommand brings to network operators means that not only can more users be accommodated as a matter of course, but that more projects – VDI rollouts, SaaS implementations and so on – can be successfully implemented in far less time as well.

And it’s all standards-based

FlowCommand is standard, Linux-based virtual appliance software that runs exclusively on Intel x86 processors and memory. It is built to operate in both bare metal and virtualized environments. There is no requirement for dedicated storage. Data entering FlowCommand is standard TCP/IP traffic and data exiting FlowCommand is also standard TCP/IP traffic. All the control, visibility and manipulation of the flows are applied in-system.

All Saisei NPE solutions come with a powerful and flexible RESTful API for easy integration with third-party systems as well as GUI and CLI interfaces.

The Saisei GUI is ideal for fast policy creation. Want to prioritize certain application traffic? Block or limit traffic to a foreign country or a questionable web site? Achieve all of this with just a few clicks.

FlowCommand’s extensive flow data set can also be exported to an external flow collector or analytics platform via an open IPFIX interface.

FlowCommand provides a single system of real-time insight paired with unprecedented security, bandwidth and business policy enforcement that can scale to the largest networks.

“The combination of deep visibility plus granular, automated, policy-based control has long been sought as the holy grail of network capacity and performance optimization. But approaches to date have involved multi-part, integrated solutions that could not hope to be truly real-time or fully coordinated, leaving significant gaps for those trying to proactively protect and assure service quality and end user experience.

Saisei has aimed at solving this puzzle via a unified solution that combines network visibility, control and security — putting network architects in command of the situation to degrees that have not been possible or practical to date.”

Jim Frey

Vice President of Research Enterprise Management Associates


ZK Research Report on Network Performance Enforcement

Life at the Enterprise Edge Drives the Need for Network Performance Enforcement.

Saisei Network Performance Enforcement Solutions Data Sheet

Never drop a user session again, regardless of how much traffic is running through your network.

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