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Ekinops and LiveAction Join Hands for a Technology Partnership

By CIOReview | Thursday, December 17, 2020
Sylvain Quartier, VP Marketing and Access Product Strategy

Sylvain Quartier, VP Marketing and Access Product Strategy

The solution combines Ekinops' field-proven branch routing solutions with LiveAction's LiveSP program to provide a 360-degree overview of network and application performance.

FREMONT, CA: Ekinops (EKI), a leading supplier of optical transport equipment and business networking solutions, and LiveAction, an expert provider of network performance analysis and management, announced the integration of their technologies to deliver advanced, real-time network performance analysis and value-added solutions to service providers via a unified routing platform.

The solution combines Ekinops' field-proven branch routing solutions with LiveAction's LiveSP program to provide a 360-degree overview of network and application performance. The Integrated Solution enables service providers to generate interactive dashboards and reports focused on application identification and analysis of network performance metrics, such as application traffic, COS (Class of Service) details, delay, and jitter, enabling them to help the operational teams of their enterprise customers in performance management.

"Going up market by delivering higher value-added solutions is at the heart of Ekinops' mission. And increasingly, insights into network and application performance are critical to this market," remarked Sylvain Quartier, VP Marketing and Access Product Strategy, Ekinops. "By pooling our expertise, we've been able to define a solution that empowers service providers to remain competitive and tap into new revenues, without huge additional infrastructure costs."

Proximus, a leading Belgian service provider, has successfully deployed combined technologies to its 'Explore' MPLS service, helping thousands of businesses fulfill their business lines' network connectivity needs with measurable results.

"The combination of these innovative technologies enabled us to both strengthen and grow our customer relationships. Not only are we offering a new service, but we've also been able to showcase the reliability of our connectivity services, all delivered via a simple end-user interface. Access to these new metrics has been invaluable," commented Tania Defraine, Head of Business Management, Proximus.

Tailored to service providers' needs, LiveAction LiveSP gathers advanced reporting metrics from network sensors and translates useful information to end-users, allowing network and application performance monitoring. Combined with Ekinops' customer premises (CPE) portfolio and embedded OneOS6 middleware, routers can easily enable sophisticated built-in services such as Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) intelligence and firewalls SD-WAN, and SBC, while also providing associated performance metrics.

"With this compelling technology integration, service provider partners can easily create additional value-added services for their customers while leveraging existing Ekinops access infrastructure," said Damien Defer, SP Sales Director, LiveAction. "Our collaboration enables us to offer them a unique opportunity to differentiate, safeguard revenues and elevate offerings to a more flexible, application-based portfolio."