The Packet Company was established in 2012 by Dr. Andrew Thomson. I'd been writing, specifying and designing software and systems for over 20 years at that point, with most of the last decade spent working in network monitoring and traffic analysis. I had become frustrated with both the cost and level of functionality available in many commercial tools, and so decided to develop my own. The Packet Company was born.
From the outset, The Packet Coompany's focus has been to create top-quality solutions to some of the common problems that network and test engineers were encountering. In doing so, we have provided our customers with a complementary mix of consultancy, products and bespoke features. A key part of this has been to make products that are open and flexible; this allows users to enhance and extend them, reconfigure them and integrate them with other systems. And it provides a degree of future-proofing too.
PacketRAID is our first official product - a multi-port, multi-format, multi-rate signal recorder for capturing ethernet or SDH. It's incredibly flexible, both in the range of signal types and speeds that it can capture and replay, but also the platform itself. And the UI is beautiful - we're understandably very proud of what we have achieved.
We have a lot of plans for the future - the one thing that is certain about working in this space is that technology and the challenges it brings will continue to race ahead. And we are determined to not only keep up, but improve on what we have built to date.