Exfo joins Network Intelligence Alliance
By Alyssa Dalton
May 26, 2011 – Exfo Inc. says it is now a member of the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance), a new industry organization created for collaboration among the Network Economy’s technology providers. By participating in the alliance, it hopes to “build and market innovative solutions for customers seeking to improve network service assurance.”
The alliance serves as a forum for collaboration among technology providers whose solutions secure data in transit, ensure efficient data delivery, monetize data transactions or track real-time information, it said.
“The NI Alliance also seeks to educate the market and the public on the role and value of network intelligence in protecting sensitive information; delivering value-added services, applications and information; and ensuring better performance of network-dependent solutions,” it added.
Exfo includes network intelligence within its Brix System solutions that can monitor IP service and application quality, and its BrixMobile service assurance solution also features a “highly scalable” packet core monitoring engine which allows deep packet inspection (DPI) of traffic in real time, it said. This, according to Exfo, allows operators to accurately classify each user’s traffic by application and enables providers to subscriber-based, application-level quality monitoring on their mobile networks.
“We look forward to working closely with the NI Alliance,” said Vivian Hudson, vice president of Exfo‘s Service Assurance division. “By combining our award-winning solutions with offerings from other members, we anticipate being able to offer more effective, more efficient and more comprehensive solutions for our customers.”
“Exfo is a valuable addition to the NI Alliance and we welcome their participation,” said Erik Larsson, chairman of the NI Alliance. “The NI Alliance is about collaborative innovation with companies like Exfo who play a leadership role in the test, measurement and service assurance markets.
“Working with other NI Alliance members, Exfo’s customers will be able to more effectively leverage network intelligence to better manage, protect and profit from their data networks,” Larsson added.