Managing the Health and Performance of IT Systems in Financial Services

WHAT: Managing the Health and Performance of IT Systems in Financial Services, a BrightTALK webinar
WHEN: September 10, 2014 8AM PST, 11AM EST, 6pm IST (and on-demand post event)
FOR WHOM: Network Operations Engineer, Security Operations Engineer of Financial Services Networks
SPEAKERS: James Wylie, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing - Corvil and Gordon B. Beith, Director of Product Management - VSS Monitoring


For operators of complex financial IT environments, minimizing latency and ensuring "always on" performance are mandatory for maintaining relevance in a highly competitive industry. Identifying and reconciling issues across multiple systems and geographies can be a considerable challenge, especially since performance is measured in fractions of a second.

Join VSS Monitoring and Corvil to discover how to source and make sense of the raw IT data streaming through the network. Maximizing the information available within streaming network data can enable a panoramic view of customers and business & IT infrastructure interacting together in real time - without disturbing the systems and applications under analysis.

Topics covered will include:

  • Leveraging network packet brokers (NPBs) to provide a comprehensive, real time network visibility plane for all monitoring and security tools.
  • Applying nanosecond resolution time stamping, hardware-based filtering and line-rate packet manipulation to strategically optimize network and application performance analysis, as well as security and risk mitigation functions.
  • Using streaming IT data to discover, classify and analyze network and application behavior within complex financial environments.
  • Deriving real-time financial intelligence from streaming IT data

About James Wylie

Before taking up his current role as Senior Product Marketing Manager, James spent 8 years working with strategic clients as a Consulting Sales Engineer at Corvil. Earlier in his career he spent 10 years in the Networking industry as a engineer and consultant. James holds an honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bradford. 

About Gordon Beith

Gordon Beith joined VSS Monitoring in 2010, with responsibility for overseeing product management of the entire VSS Monitoring product line. His extensive career includes over 25 years of work in telecommunications product management, marketing, hardware & software development, and related next-generation services areas. In addition to his work with VSS Monitoring, his background includes product, project, marketing, and account management positions for IneoQuest, Empirix, Spirent, Cisco, and Ericsson in global locations including North America, Europe, Australia, and China.

He received his BEE (Electronics) degree from Swinburne Institute of Technology (now Swinburne University), Melbourne, Australia and received advanced technical and management training at the Australian Institute of Management, Melbourne, Australia; Ericsson Project Management Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; and Ashridge College, London, England

Gordon also co-authored of the book on IMS testing and monitoring, entitled "Ensuring a Quality IMS Experience", published in 2007.

About VSS Monitoring
VSS Monitoring is a world leader in network packet brokers (NPB), providing a visionary, unique systems approach to integrating network switching and the broad ecosystem of network analytics, security, and monitoring tools. Learn more at