Pico Launches its Highest Performance Network Analytics with Major Corvil Software Update

Corvil Analytics 9.7 delivers critical new features to monitor, optimize and diagnose network health in complex 100Gbps trading and enterprise environments

Follows the recent successful launch of Pico’s flagship Corvil 10000 appliance which achieves sustained 100Gbps real-time processing

NEW YORK June 14, 2022 – Pico, a leading provider of mission critical technology, software, data and analytic services for the financial markets community, continues to evolve its market-leading Corvil Analytics platform with the general availability of the 9.7 release.

The continued expansion of client network estates as well as the growth in trading and market data volumes has resulted in an ever-increasing number of incidents for operations teams to resolve. Corvil Analytics 9.7 simplifies managing network, trading and market data performance with unique visualizations and simple workflows. For example, users can overlay bespoke images of their network and business applications with Corvil’s real-time analytics, enabling an at-a-glance intuitive understanding of performance for all stakeholders.

“Corvil Analytics 9.7 maintains Pico’s focus on innovation that enhances user ability to investigate and resolve issues quickly and easily to ensure robust digital services in complex and evolving environments,” said Stacie Swanstrom, Chief Product Officer at Pico. “This release, together with our flagship 10000 appliance’s ability to simultaneously capture and process at 100Gbps, enables the Corvil platform to set the benchmark for insight-powered network analytics.”

Key highlights in today’s Corvil Analytics 9.7 platform announcement include:

Managing Complexity and Scale

  • Scalable Analytics Architecture to meet the ever-increasing packet data volumes to capture, analyze, filter and query. New capabilities to handle increasing 100G data rates include 100Gb sustained packet capture and network analytics and 10x faster loading of analytics at peak times.

Improved Workflow Efficiency

  • Data Comparison across a global deployment with hundreds of instrumentation points to visualize side-by-side comparisons of performance at different times and multiple points in the network. This workflow is designed to be intuitive for infrequent users across global network operations teams who need to identify changes in network behavior to help isolate the root cause of end user issues.

  • Drag and Drop Packet Capture (PCAP) Analysis enables the use of PCAPs from multiple sources in the Corvil UI for full analytics and visualization. Regardless of capture source, using the same tool gives the consistency required for optimum PCAP-based troubleshooting. Additional features include Wireshark-like analytics exploration and workflows as well as Layer 2 filtering with per-packet analysis.

Enhanced InfoSec Support

  • Continuous Appliance Security Hardening with existing capabilities like encryption of all data at rest to prevent data exfiltration through the removal of hard drives and the added support for SNMPv3, encryption of all email communications and removal of support for older encryption standards.

Corvil Analytics 9.7 also provides the base architecture for building new AI and machine learning technologies. Ongoing algorithm development efforts include an initiative focused on baselining and anomaly detection for traffic patterns typical in financial institutions. This will allow for the detection of changes in network behavior to be automated and proactively alert network operations to potential issues in the environment.

Pico’s mission is to be the leading globally comprehensive provider of infrastructure, connectivity, data, software and analytics to the financial services industry. Pico’s Corvil Analytics is the de facto standard and price performance leader in network analytics for financial institutions across the globe. It has a twenty plus year legacy in extracting and correlating technology and transaction performance intelligence from dynamic network environments and is the only solution to focus entirely on financial institutions. Earlier this year, Pico introduced real-time execution analytics for electronic trading with Corvil Electronic Trading Data Warehouse. The solution for monitoring strategy execution across the trading infrastructure helps business and operations teams make faster, more effective decisions.

The Corvil Analytics 9.7 release will be available to download and deploy this week via the Corvil Client Portal.

About Pico
Pico is a leading global provider of technology services for the financial markets community. Pico’s technology and services power mission-critical systems for global banks, exchanges, electronic trading firms, quantitative hedge funds, and financial technology service providers. Pico provides a best-in-class portfolio of innovative, transparent, low-latency markets solutions coupled with an agile and expert service delivery model. Instant access to financial markets is provided via PicoNet™, a globally comprehensive network platform instrumented natively with Corvil to generate analytics and telemetry. Clients choose Pico when they want the freedom to move fast and create an operational edge in the fast-paced world of financial markets.

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