NIKSUN NetDetector/NetVCR Alpine 4.1 Receives 5 Stars Across the Board in SC Magazine's 2011 Review

Published on: 05-04-2011

“For its superior performance, value and comprehensive functionality, we designate this tool SC Lab Approved.” – SC Magazine Reviewers

Princeton, NJ, May 04, 2011

NIKSUN®, Inc.,  a world-leader in real-time enterprise network monitoring and security surveillance solutions, today announced that SC Magazine has rated NIKSUN’s latest NetDetector/NetVCR® Alpine 4.1 product five stars out of five across the board in all six categories: Features, Ease of Use, Performance, Documentation, Support, and Value for the Money.  In addition, SC Magazine has deemed the NetDetector “Lab Approved,” which makes it one of a very few number of products that SC Magazine’s Lab will use within its own lab testing environment.

“We are pleased and honored to accept SC Magazine’s 2011 award for our NetDetector/NetVCR  Alpine 4.1 technology,” said Dr. Parag Pruthi, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of NIKSUN. “With this latest release of NetDetector/NetVCR Alpine 4.1 we have delivered to our customers the promised and highly sought-after groundbreaking technology they require to combat today’s challenges in cybersecurity, network performance, and network compliance.”

SC Magazine reviewers found the NetDetector to be both fast and easy to use. “NetDetector’s packet viewer allows users to see all network traffic in a prompt manner. Once the packets have been captured, the analysis is easily completed through dashboards that break down the information into easy-to-understand graphics and charts,” remarked SC Magazine reviewers.

NetDetector/NetVCR Alpine 4.1 was also applauded for its ability to reconstruct traffic from the data link layer to the application layer, as well as its intrusion detection features. “Application reconstruction is a powerful tool that allows users to view this layer from raw packet data. On top of that, there is built-in IDS that allows users to not only see alerts on current data but also data captured at an earlier date,” SC Magazine reviewers wrote.

NIKSUN NetXperts™, a module of NIKSUN NetDetector, takes the guesswork and labor out of analyzing traffic data, and was also lauded in the review. “The NetXperts function lets users fully analyze their data with built-in queries that would normally be time-consuming to answer by hand,” SC Magazine reviewers wrote. “For example, one ’Ask the NetXpert’ question is: ‘Are there any port scans on my network.’ This report then gives a list of hosts that have been performing port scans.”

Since 1997 NIKSUN has been on a fast track in developing technology to stay ahead of challenges resulting from dramatic increases in traffic bandwidth and performance, the exploding phenomena of cybercrime, and strict compliance mandates.

 “Our ability to foresee these challenges has allowed us to continuously evolve to meet these demands and deliver unprecedented features and products into the market,” said Dr. Parag Pruthi, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of NIKSUN. “Every day we witness a data breach that was more severe and more damaging than the last one. Our products are designed to help keep our customers out of the headlines, letting them easily and seamlessly ‘know the unknown’ in their networks.”

To see the full SC Magazine review click here.

For more information on NIKSUN NetDetector, visit NIKSUN’s web site at

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About NIKSUN, Inc.
NIKSUN is the recognized worldwide leader in making the Unknown Known. The company develops and deploys a complete range of award-winning forensics, compliance, security surveillance and performance management solutions for applications ranging from core infrastructures to edge and branch environments. NIKSUN’s proactive enterprise scalable solutions deliver unprecedented flexibility and real-time response. The company’s patented real-time analysis and recording technology enables enterprises, service providers and governments to provide secure and reliable network infrastructure and services. NIKSUN, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, has sales offices in major cities throughout the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit

NIKSUN, NetDetector and NetVCR are either registered trademarks or trademarks of NIKSUN, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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