CHANTILLY, Virginia, February 23 /PRNewswire/ --

- High speed solutions to be integral part of Spirent's Ethernet Service Assurance portfolio

Endace Limited (LSE/AIM: EDA), a recognized developer of high speed packet capture networking technology, today announced a technology partnership with Spirent Communications (LSE: SPT) to develop the next generation of high speed service assurance probes, used by service providers to ensure quality of service on their networks. Spirent has a strong reputation in the fast-growing field of Ethernet Service Assurance, enabling service providers to verify revenue-generating IP-based services and their underlying network infrastructure.

We enable service providers to better track customers' service level agreements and provide immediate and actionable status information about their networks, remarked Sean Yarborough, Director of Marketing - Strategy and Business Development at Spirent. Our Quality of Service Probes are the de facto standard used by service providers to confirm their IP networks can meet exacting service level agreements. This partnership with Endace helps us to develop higher-speed probes that will meet the growth in network bandwidth and utilization.

While the need for Ethernet services has grown quickly, the management of these multi-vendor IP networks has become more complex. With no standardized approach to IP service management, operators have lacked end-to-end visibility of Ethernet services and been challenged to provide faster troubleshooting and resolution. These problems are compounded as network loading increases and backhaul speeds scale accordingly.

Spirent is the natural choice for any operator that has been challenged with the monitoring and measurement of next generation IP networks, said Stephen Gleave, VP Marketing at Endace. When Spirent approached us to develop technology for their next generation of Ethernet Assurance probes, it was immediately obvious that this would be a logical fit for Endace's high speed, lossless packet capture solutions.

About Endace

For organisations that rely on their data networks to do business, Endace provides high performance traffic analysis, latency measurement, network security and application acceleration solutions that capture, inspect and report on every single data packet. Our product portfolio includes high-speed packet capture technology, open development environments, multi-function network monitoring appliances and a comprehensive range of powerful yet intuitive management, measurement, alerting and analysis applications. These products provide the broadest, most capable range of packet capture technology, for any interface, speed or packet type. We enable our customers to be confident in their service performance, traffic monitoring, information security, and regulatory compliance. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Endace also has offices in the UK, USA and Singapore. Quoted on AIM, the stock code is LSE: EDA. For further information:

Endace, the Endace logo, DAG and NinjaProbe are trademarks or registered trademarks in New Zealand or other countries of Endace Technology Limited. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective holders.

About Spirent

Spirent Communications ( is a global provider of integrated performance analysis and service assurance systems that enable the development and deployment of next-generation networking technology such as Internet telephony, broadband services, 3G wireless, global navigation satellite systems, and network security equipment. Spirent Communications' solutions are used by more than 1,700 customers in 30 countries, including the world's largest equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises and governments. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Spirent Communications has 1,500 employees worldwide.

Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT). The Company operates a Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programme with each ADR representing four Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares. The ADRs trade in the US over-the-counter (OTC) market under the symbol SPMYY and the CUSIP number is 84856M209. Spirent Communications' sales to the United States government are made through Spirent Federal Systems Inc.

Spirent, Spirent Communications and the Spirent logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Spirent Communications plc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are held by their respective companies. All rights reserved.

Steve Gleave, VP Marketing of Endace Limited, +1-703-378-0601, ext. 105; or PR UK, Robin Clark, +44-(0)-20-7067-0522, or PR USA, Smita Rode, +1-415-248-0117, or IR, Nick Oborne or Stephanie Badjonat, both at +44-(0)-20-7067-0700, all of Weber Shandwick, for Endace Limited