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Solera Networks delivers full network packet record and stream-to-disk technology to enhance security, improve network forensics, enforce compliance, and insure overall network availability. Think of it as TiVo for your network. In today's 10Gb environment, polling or sampling strategies are simply too incomplete for network management. Solera Networks' patented technology captures 100% of your network packet traffic. Unlike other solutions, our solutions can continuously stream-to-disk at unprecedented speeds (up to 6.4 Gbps), making comprehensive network recording and playback a reality. With Solera Networks' open platform you can choose which network tool to use. The Solera Networks appliance supports literally 100's of commercial, custom, and open-source applications via our virtual interface technology and live regeneration capabilities. For more information, visit

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Solera Networks

  1. 1. “ TiVo ® for your Network” Packet Record and Playback Appliances TiVo and the TiVo logo are registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries.
  2. 2. Our Technology <ul><li>Network Packet Capture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stream-to-disk technology enables capture at an unprecedented 5.0 Gbps (bursts up to 6.4 Gbps) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Packet Storage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-disk file system captures 100% of network packet traffic (including payload) for archiving/audit/analysis (up to 240 TBs) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Captured data is available via industry standard formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TimeShift™ technology enables data playback in multiple formats for analysis and review </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Capture <ul><li>Infinite Network Packet Capture System (INPCS) built on top of Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) OS </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary file system optimized for high-speed disk writes </li></ul><ul><li>Full packet capture, including payload </li></ul><ul><li>2 proprietary partition types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ActiveCapture™ (Insures “Legal Chain of Custody”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ActiveArchive™ (Used for compliance with Sarbox, HIPPA, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lossless capture speeds of 5.0 Gbps (bursts to 6.4Gbps) </li></ul><ul><li>Packet time-stamping at nanosecond level </li></ul><ul><li>Layer 2 - Layer 7 traffic </li></ul>
  4. 4. Storage <ul><li>The Solera Networks File System utilizes several key technologies with commodity hardware: </li></ul><ul><li>Ring Buffer and Direct Memory Access (DMA) usage are optimized for high-speed read and write-to-disk </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional bottlenecks (CPU, Memory, etc.) are eliminated </li></ul><ul><li>First in/First Out (FIFO) caching algorithm insures continuous window of data </li></ul><ul><li>Unique file system enables very large partition types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Onboard storage options up to 800 GB to 12 TB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>External storage via NAS/SAN unlimited up to 240 TB* </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RAID 1, 0, and 5 configurations </li></ul><ul><li>*Certified by Solera Networks </li></ul>
  5. 5. Access <ul><li>Virtual file system (VFS) allows access to single or multiple sets of time-series instances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze segments simultaneously with multiple toolsets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for overlapping segments to be analyzed concurrently </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VFS insures that data is NEVER altered on disk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal Chain of Custody </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support industry standard PCAP formats for instant access to hundreds of commercial, custom, and open-source applications </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Network Interface option </li></ul><ul><li>Regenerate live traffic, at full-line rate </li></ul><ul><li>Ingress and Egress filtering capabilities, at line rates </li></ul>
  6. 6. TimeShift™ Network Analytics <ul><li>Immediate replay – Playback recorded events in near realtime (1 msec latency). </li></ul><ul><li>Complete view – Get the entire picture, not just a sampling. </li></ul><ul><li>Your schedule – Unabridged history means EVERYTHING is accessible, reproducible, and capable of in-depth analysis, when you need it. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Playback <ul><li>Several options for playback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inbound and Outbound filtering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expose packets in PCAP format through Solera Virtual File System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regenerate network traffic: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To a different network segment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To a virtual Ethernet adapter on a PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Services API </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Web-based GUI and Command-Line-Interface (CLI) interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>System monitoring, reporting, and logging </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics and trend analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Role-based security </li></ul><ul><li>SOAP & REST APIs to facilitate 3rd party console integration </li></ul>Management
  9. 9. Why you need a Solera Solution? <ul><ul><li>Network management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy enforcement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance - SARBOX, HIPPA, JSOX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISV applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Session reconstruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10Gb networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intrusion detection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Buffer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forensics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data leakage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor & record suspicious traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight and record data loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawful Intercept </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CALEA </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Functional Deployment
  11. 11. CALEA Requirements (Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act) <ul><li>Section 103 – ”Assistance Capability Requirements” </li></ul><ul><li>All telecommunications carriers must ensure that they are capable of enabling the government to : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>intercept all wire or electronic communications to or from a subscriber </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access identifying information reasonably available to the carrier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>receive intercepted communications and identifying information in a format that may be transmitted to a location other than the premises of the carrier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>receive information in a manner that protects the privacy and security of communications not authorized to be intercepted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solera Network’s CALEA Appliance conforms to CALEA standards T1.IAS for data carriers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Packet data capture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data capture logs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time delivery to law enforcement agencies </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Web-based Management <ul><li>View key stats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage on disk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bytes captured </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bytes filtered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage system report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network system report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regeneration report </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Record <ul><li>Start and Stop multiple captures </li></ul>
  14. 14. Playback <ul><li>Playback any period of captured traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Specify maximum bytes per file </li></ul>
  15. 15. Virtual Interfaces <ul><li>Create virtual interface to physical interface mappings for traffic capture and regeneration </li></ul>
  16. 16. Regeneration <ul><li>Regenerate captured traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Throttle regeneration speed for forensic applications </li></ul>
  17. 17. Filters <ul><li>Filter Inbound/ Outbound Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Filter for any bit of information </li></ul><ul><li>Filter at the header or payload level </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple filters – start and stop at any time, continue to capture </li></ul>
  18. 18. Filter Editor <ul><li>Create complex filters on protocol, IP, MAC address, payload type, or unique bit pattern </li></ul>
  19. 19. CALEA <ul><li>Available CALEA interface </li></ul><ul><li>Set multiple taps as needed </li></ul>
  20. 20. Administration - Users <ul><li>Assign users </li></ul><ul><li>Create new users </li></ul><ul><li>Reset passwords </li></ul>
  21. 21. Administration - Console <ul><li>Ability to access command line interface (CLI) from web console </li></ul>
  22. 22. Administration - Settings <ul><li>View and Change system configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Change default settings </li></ul>
  23. 23. Product Options
  24. 24. Open Platform Support <ul><li>Run commercial or open source software </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging (IM) Analysis Tools </li></ul><ul><li>HTTP Analysis Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Web Reporting Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Packet Analysis Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Network Security Tools </li></ul><ul><li>OS Detection Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Network/Application QOS Tools </li></ul><ul><li>API – approximately 40 system calls exposed through REST & SOAP interfaces </li></ul>
  25. 25. About Solera Networks <ul><li>Who we are? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are the TiVo ® for your Network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What we do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are the foundation for a comprehensive network management and security architecture. We answer: “What happened on my network?” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How we do it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full network packet capture and playback technology </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. For more information and to request a demo visit: