EXFO Offers New Automated Network Analysis Tool
EXFO announced its new automated common cause analysis module during the recent Digital Transformation World conference in Nice, France. The module uses insights from the company's network/service topology and real-time performance analytics offerings to automate the troubleshooting process, which it believes significantly improves performance compared to legacy solutions.
Without automation in service assurance applications and integration of assurance across services and infrastructures, diagnosing issues that affect multiple services, cells, or subscribers simultaneously can take weeks, said EXFO in its announcement. Communications service providers (CSPs) also may need a multidisciplinary team to detect the common cause of such issues, the company added. CSPs can use the module to find the source of serious service disruptions quickly, says EXFO, including those that proceed from obscure network transmission problems that are typically challenging to pinpoint.
EXFO went on to say that its Ontology automated common cause analysis module connects performance measurements to network topology, rapidly enabling service degradation diagnosis, the company asserts. Automated common cause analysis is the first offering to automatically uncover multiple and distributed KPI violations alike, and then determine the common cause and speed up troubleshooting by generating topology-driven analysis, EXFO attests.
Last year EXFO acquired privately-held UK company Ontology Systems for (USD) $7.6 million to strengthen its position in real-time network topology discovery and service-chain mapping.