Lanner Electronics Inc. today announced that it has become a member of the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance), a new industry organization created for collaboration among the Network Economy’s technology providers.

Participation in the NI Alliance will help Lanner build and market innovative solutions for customers seeking to beef up frontline network security and to strengthen embedded computing infrastructure.

In today’s Network Economy—a world that now depends and runs on networks—accurate visibility and precise tracking of data crossing networks have become crucial to the availability, performance and security of applications and services. The growing complexity of IP transactions, the explosion of mobile applications and the mainstream adoption of cloud computing surpass the capabilities of conventional tools to improve how networks operate, expand services and police illicit or criminal activity. Just like Business Intelligence solutions emerged to unlock information hidden in the enterprise, Network Intelligence technology is an emerging category of technology to reveal the critical details of the data locked inside network traffic and transactions.

The NI Alliance serves two purposes: first, as a forum for collaboration among technology providers whose solutions secure data in transit, ensure efficient data delivery, monetize data transactions or track real-time information. Through the NI Alliance, members can better serve their customers.

The NI Alliance also seeks to educate the market and the public on the role and value of Network Intelligence in protecting sensitive information; delivering value-added services, applications and information; and ensuring better performance of network-dependent solutions.

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Lanner includes Network Intelligence within its network application platforms, employing an innovative modular design in order to provide unmatched adaptability and longevity. Lanner’s wide selection of embedded computing platforms provides unmatched flexibility and reliability for long-life industrial applications.

Lanner’s many years of experience in board and system design and its partnership with the Network Intelligence Alliance facilitate the implementation of network intelligence technology as part of Lanner’s all encompassing solutions that ensure not only the delivery of the most appropriate platform for all customers’ application but also the satisfaction with both the price/performance and the level of quality and reliability.

The Network Intelligence Alliance commits Lanner’s designing and manufacturing services to the Network Intelligence Value Chain, making sure all Lanner solutions are built on technology provided by an allegiance of network security vendors who each excel at their own areas of specialty.

The end product development cycle is supported by Lanner’s in-house production facilities, strict quality control mechanisms and extensive integration services; working with Lanner and the Network Intelligence Alliance, OEM customers achieve significant reductions in development costs, integration costs, support costs and time to market, all without any compromise on product quality and add-on values.

“Lanner Electronics Inc. is a valuable addition to the NI Alliance and we welcome their participation,” said Erik Larsson, Chairman of the NI Alliance. “The NI Alliance is about collaborative innovation with companies like Lanner who plays a leadership role in network security appliance hardware. Working with other NI Alliance members, Lanner’s customers will be able to more effectively leverage Network Intelligence to better manage, protect and profit from their data networks.”

Establishment of the NI Alliance was initiated by Qosmos, whose Network Intelligence technology components provide the crucial first step in understanding what’s passing through networks. Qosmos’ hardware and software components extract and interpret real-time traffic—translating a data stream’s 1s and 0s into their respective communications protocols, metadata and content for use by third-party applications.

Through the NI Alliance, Qosmos expands its collaborative approach to help vendors design and deliver advanced solutions with embedded Network Intelligence technology in less time and at lower cost. The NI Alliance provides a channel for dialogue and partnerships that Alliance Members otherwise may not have considered or pursued when addressing the needs of joint customers. Visibility within the vendor community through the NI Alliance affords companies opportunities to market more comprehensive solutions with greater ROI and faster time to value for customers.