Plug-and-Play Application Performance Monitoring

Net Optics Introduces Spyke™, Application Aware - Network Performance Monitoring, AA-NPM                                  

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The Spyke™ family of Network and Performance Monitoring solutions deliver a rich set of monitoring capabilities designed to see through the layers of the network. This visibility is the (SSOT) Single Source of Truth delivered in real-time to reinforce your network intelligence. With Spyke, small and medium-size businesses as well as enterprises can have a solution that unites Performance Management with Intelligent Access. Spyke forges a total application and network performance monitoring, extending visibility across the entire network. Enterprises can use Spyke in tandem with existing performance and availability solutions to plug visibility holes in their monitoring infrastructure.

This approach gives IT Operations, application support teams and network engineers the ability to detect and fix network problems using true application identification and analysis before business and/or service delivery are degraded.

Spyke ensures end-to-end network visibility so you can monitor and optimize your network for high application performance, security and compliance. Whether you’re an SMB, a distributed office or an enterprise data center, Spyke helps you gain the network insights you need for agility and accurate troubleshooting. Now you can move forward confidently toward your business goals, with Spyke’s world-class capabilities at your side.

Comprehensive Network and Application Performance Monitoring

Whatever the size, location and scope of your needs—from remote site monitoring to monitoring at the core and points in between, Spyke’s flexible capabilities map to your requirements. With Spyke in place, you can locate and fix problems before they affect service delivery. Rely on Spyke for: Web-based application monitoring, total end-to-end visibility, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and real-time, session-based analytics. 

Spyke’s key differentiators include:

  • Visibility for Network Bandwidth Monitoring and Capacity Planning: Spyke’s visibility spans high-level Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to low-level packet capture for quick problem detection, isolation, diagnosis and resolution. Spyke is easily deployed with it's intuitive GUI enables users to drill down quickly from high-level metrics to granular details of network traffic, pinpointing root causes of performance problems and restoring critical business services in the shortest time possible.   
  • Application Performance Analysis: Spyke provides application-specific meta data to provide insight that is critical to timely root cause analysis. Examples include identification of actual user names, individual VoIP calls with the caller and callee details, and deep visibility of email traffic.
  • Real-time Network Performance Monitoring: Built to address critical business needs with the ability to support gigabit and 10G speeds, Spyke provides KPIs on a sub-minute level.

IT Management Tool Makes Application Intelligence Simple

Visibility is vital for smart decision-making and troubleshooting. Applications like social media, blogs, and P2P networking, as well as your core business applications need constant vigilance. The pressures on today’s network are extreme—and the pace keeps intensifying. Organizations operate across the globe, and people travel constantly, work from home and move offices. Spyke’s integrated solution ensures that applications are safe and performing up to par. No complex components and long training curves. Spyke lets you find, diagnose and resolve issues before they become crises.

Spyke Dashboard

All the Visibility You Need for Network Performance Management 

An easy-to-use Web UI shows you everything happening on your network in real time with the precision of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and session-based analytics. Spyke’s sharp vision lets you take instant action to optimize application performance. It monitors flows and sessions, all the way to individual packets while providing a vast library of various reports. Threshold based alerting and triggered packet capture are other features that provide on time visibility of network events.

Spyke™ app diagram, Application Aware - Network Performance Monitoring, AA-NPM


10G Network Monitoring Ports: 2 SFP+ ports
1G Network Monitoring Ports: 3 RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps
Management Port: 1 RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps
Serial console port: RJ45
Power: 2 (redundant) AC power inputs


Disk activity LED
Link LEDs with speed indication
Activity LEDs

Network Connectivity
Spyke requires HTTP or HTTPS access (depending on the configuration) to use the application interface. TCP port 80/443 must be available between the Spyke appliance and web clients for HTTP/HTTPS access.

Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature: -10°C to 75°C
Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95% max, non-condensing

Web Browser
Adobe Flash Plug-In 9 or later
Internet Explorer 7 or later
Firefox 5 or later
Google Chrome 5 or later
Safari 5 or later

Safety: UL, CE
Environmental: RoHS, WEEE
Protocol: Fully IEEE 802.3 compliant

IT Management Made Simple
  • Automatic identification of common applications with Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)
  • Reveals network usage, latency and bandwidth consumption  
  • VOIP SIP/RTP correlation and individual VoIP call detail, jitter level, and MOS score
  • Ensures early detection of, and response to, developing issues
  • Streamlines problem isolation and problem diagnosis
  • Continuous and ad-hoc packet capture with filter support for selective data capture
  • Flow monitoring with flow bounce diagrams
  • Expandable storage capacity
  • Reduces the need to rely on highly skilled engineers  
  • Support for concurrent monitoring of multiple networks, sub-nets and VLANs
  • Threshold based alerts
  • Real-time and historical data view
Ease of Use Network Performance and Analysis Features
  • Generate and export NetFlow data to multiple destinations, integrating with third party solutions
  • Capacity planning tools
  • Reporting engine with export capabilities
  • Built-in reports on Top Talkers, Application Distribution, Conversations, Network Volume, Bandwidth Use, Latency, VoIP Use, and many more
  • Automated report delivery
  • Secure access with multi-user and access level support
  • Easy to use, Web-based interface
  • Installs in minutes with plug-and-play simplicity


Spyke Branch Edition
  • SP-120-NET, 10/100/1000, Spyke Branch Edition, Network Monitoring License
  • SP-120-APP, 10/100/1000, Spyke Branch Edition, Application Monitoring License
  • SP-120-UNA, 10/100/1000, Spyke Branch Edition, Upgrade, Network to Application
Spyke 1G
  • SP-G-NET, Spyke, 1G, Network Monitoring License
  • SP-G-APP, Spyke, 1G, Application Monitoring License
  • SP-G-UNA, Spyke 1G Upgrade, Network to Application
  • SP-G-L10, Spyke 1G Upgrade, From the default 3, to 10 managed devices
Spyke 10G
  • SP-X2-NET, Spyke, Enterprise Edition, 10G, 1RU, 5G  throughput, Network Monitoring License
  • SP-X2-APP, Spyke, Enterprise Edition, 10G, 1RU, 5G  throughput, Application Monitoring License
  • SP-X2-UNA, Spyke EE, 1RU, Upgrade, Network to Application
  • SP-X4-NET, Spyke, Enterprise Edition, 10G, 1RU, 10G  throughput, Network Monitoring License     
  • SP-X4-APP, Spyke, Enterprise Edition, 10G, 1RU, 10G throughput, Application Monitoring License
  • SP-X4-UNA, Spyke EE, 2RU, Upgrade, Network to Application