Hi. I'm Michael Sherman, and I work at Xirrus. Xirrus does wireless networking. Many people know of us from our roots, which was in writing high performance wireless networks in complex environments. Really the best way to think about us though is we provide safe networks. We saw a trend in the marketplace that people want to know more about what traffic's doing and how to optimize that traffic. Whether that's blocking, whether that's rate limiting, or whether that's just understanding the traffic. This wasn't being done in a wireless space. We saw it more in traditional wired networks. In our space we tend to do primarily 100% wireless employments in public access environments. We really saw the potential to put deep packet inspection and application control at the edge in our wireless access points, and together with Procera, we basically opened the market to this approach. Originally we chose NAVL because of the quality of the libraries, the bottom of the signatures and the size of the footprint. The more that we worked with Procera, we understood that it was really about the quality relationship that we established and the support that we get of the relationship, and the ability to quickly react to special needs in the marketplace. Well one of our biggest verticals is kindergarten through 12th grade, and lower education. Procera's application control is really effective to give a teacher more control of the environment in the classroom, to allow them to either prioritize certain traffic, or in many cases, log certain traffic through parts of the net. Procera's just the consummate partner. They're always there to help, they're always there to understand what we can do together to push the envelope to grow the market for the two of us. It's just a pleasure working with Procera when they know that we have our goals commonly aligned. For anybody that's not working in my space, I would highly recommend they work with Procera. Just because of quality of the solution, and the ease of implementation, not to mention just a great support staff.
Procera Networks’ customer Xirrus is the leader in high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus is using Procera’s solution Network Application Visibility Library (NAVL), a Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) software engine that provides real-time, Layer-7 classification of network traffic. Procera’s technology is integrated with Xirrus Application Control offering where NAVL provides the network traffic visibility that is the first step in the Xirrus Application Control process. The integration helps ensure that Xirrus’ users receive excellent quality of experience for their most critical applications.
Procera spoke to Michael Sherman, Sr. Director Of Business Development at Xirrus, to listen his opinions on the Xirrus and Procera collaboration.