Stefan Sinnwell, CEO
Most organizations today thrive on cutting-edge technologies. As such, they want their information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems as well as business applications to operate with maximum uptime and efficiency. However, the increasing complexity of networks due to the hybrid IT environments encompassing the cloud and on-premise and the growing data volumes make it daunting for companies to maintain the consistent performance of their systems. In addition, the expanding supplier and partner networks fuel systems complexity which in turn increases the troubleshooting time, hurting business prospects.
consistec Engineering & Consulting GmbH is an innovative company on a mission to create increased business value for organizations by using their network data. The company offers caplon, a suite of high-performance network tracing and monitoring solutions that monitor quality, performance, and security of the IT and OT infrastructure as well as critical business applications. “As data capture experts, we have built cutting-edge technologies that can capture data without even a single packet loss even at very high data rates,” says Stefan Sinnwell, CEO of consistec. In addition, consistec’s solutions have a data analysis mechanism built-in. So clients achieve a comprehensive view of all processes running in the network and full control over their IT and OT infrastructures from the operations and security perspective. These capabilities enable organizations to save costs and improve business outcomes. Manufactured in the European region, consistec’s solutions natively comply with the latest data privacy laws. By pseudonymisation of network data, the company safeguards the critical information of the IT infrastructure from misuse.
consistec’s solutions monitor and analyze system behavior (including protocols, data, and error codes) as well as WAN routes and the internet, among other areas of the IT/OT infrastructure.
As data capture experts, we have built cutting-edge technologies that can capture data without even a single packet loss even at very high data rates
So services and security teams can detect policy violations, data-bursts, or OT/IT systems vulnerabilities in real-time. These results are shared with the right teams in the form of clear reports through a protocol such as SNMP or email. “Our solutions comprise open interfaces through which they interact with other existing systems within the infrastructure and send alerts in time,” says Sinnwell. “We are investing heavily in R&D through which we aim to detect anomalies and fraud automatically from the network traffic data using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.”
The other key attributes where consistec differentiates in the market is the ease of use and seamless integration of its solutions as well as support features. “For the most part, our solutions can be used in a plug and play format,” says Sinnwell.
A case in point, an international travel group approached consistec to help them to get more transparency about their decentralized network infrastructure. The group’s legacy tools posed significant challenges in managing the high data rates.
“We provided them with an apt solution that analyzed the network traffic coming from different data centers even at a high traffic rate with peaks of more than 40 gigabytes per second,” extols Sinnwell. consistec’s solution offered a comprehensive overview of the complex traffic, automated the data packet analysis, and accelerated the troubleshooting time and efficiency. Such features helped the client solve their problems faster and improve operations.
In the near future, consistec strives to be at the forefront of innovation in the networking space by further improving its solutions. The company is also working with one of the biggest German telecommunication groups to enhance the monitoring arena by combining and modifying different AI and machine learning methods,” concludes Sinnwell.