About Sinefa

Sinefa is a Melbourne based software company founded in 2011 that is helping to transform the performance of data networks across the world. Sinefa provides visibility and control for data networks. It allows network managers to see all the applications, users, devices, and links on the network, and to easily redirect bandwidth to critical applications. Increased network performance boosts productivity, eases user frustration and reduces network management costs. Sinefa is the simplest solution on the market, providing immediate total visibility and control that saves users and managers time.

 

 

 

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We are here to help our customers realise a better and more modern way of doing business, and that starts with what we believe. These are the values that drive us:

 

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Go anywhere.

Knowledge liberates, release the flow of information.
Think big and bold.
Never intimidated.
Smart risks.
Freedom to create.
What we say matters. .


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Always be awesome.

Curiosity - Learn rapidly and eagerly.
Everyone is a leader.
Brilliance with humility.
We educate.
Obsess about customer satisfaction.
We question actions inconsistent with our values.


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Move fast.

Adapt, learn, flourish.  
Focus on what matters.
Accomplish amazing amounts of meaningful work.  
Be number one.


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Be real.

Always think like a startup.
Value time as an unrecoverable asset.
Honesty.
Always Hungry.
Do what you say.  

Con Nikolouzakis

Con Nikolouzakis
Founder

Con has extensive experience managing fast growing software and service organisations. Prior to Sinefa, Con co-founded Exinda Networks, a network optimization company and was CEO for the first eight years of the company's life acquiring over 3,000 customers worldwide.

Con holds a Communications and Software Engineering degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and has completed a number of technical certification courses such as Cisco CCNA and Agile Scrum Management.

 

Chris Siakos
Founder

Prior to Sinefa, Chris founded and was the CTO of Exinda Networks. He conceived and developed the original network visibility and WAN optimisation platform for Exinda.  Chris led the company through continuous innovation making it a fierce global player in the WAN optimisation market.  
  

He studied at RMIT University in Australia and worked at research centres focusing on network capacity planning.   


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Louie Scarpari

Digital Marketing

Louie joined Sinefa in August 2017 and is responsible developing the brand, increasing awareness and generating leads. 

He is a passionate Digital marketer striving for data driven decisions to achieve online acquisition targets, provide the best User Experience on our websites, and meet organisational objectives. 

He was a vital member of the marketing team, and brings with him over 15 years of marketing experience. Prior to joining Sinefa, Louie was the Digital Marketing Manager at Shell (Viva Energy) where he was responsible for the digital strategy, delivery of improved user experience (UX) across multiple websites and mobile apps, implementation of Marketing automation and execution/optimisation of digital marketing campaigns. Previous to that, Louie was the Digital Marketing Manager at Open Universities Australia, where was response for online acquisition of students, website UX, digital marketing channels and a team of 7.

Louie holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Information Systems and is completing a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

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Ashley Hasforth

Finance and Operations

Ashley joined Sinefa in 2017 and is responsible Finance and Operations of Sinefa.

Ashley is a professionally qualified Executive with over 16 years of experience in financial, operational and risk roles covering, a Big Four Accounting Firm in Australia, and 10 years experience in Asia within Investment Banking and senior finance positions.

Prior to joining Sinefa, Ashley was CFO for a Caterpillar Dealer in Asia where he was responsible for Finance, IT, Legal, HR and Central Services.

Previously he was a COO at Barclays Capital, responsible for the build-out of the cash equity platform including implementing corporate governance, IT build-out, strategic planning and reporting.

During his career he has had experience managing global operations, raising funds and listing companies  on the ASX and held positions of Company Secretary.

Ashley is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne. 

 

Board of Directors
 

Michael Lawrey

Michael Lawrey
Board of Directors

 
Charles Macek

Charles Macek
Board of Directors

 

Con Nikolouzakis
Board of Directors

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Craig Charlton
Board of Directors

 

Chris Siakos
Board of Directors

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does Sinefa do?

We provide network visibility, monitoring and shaping for network managers, which allows you to find and address network performance issues quickly and affordably.
 

What is the strategic value of deploying Sinefa?

  • Network managers become a whole lot more productive because they have the tools to identify and solve problems quickly.
  • Network users experience less frustration and their productivity improves.
  • Network managers can make better investment and management decisions because they can see problems and weak points that need to be addressed.
  • C-suite Executives can get a clear indication of human productivity by analysing the data usage of network users.
  • Managed service providers can service their customers more efficiently, by seeing problems as they arise and being able to address them before customer complaints arise.
  • Managed service providers can generate revenue from the sale of Sinefa services.
  • Managed service providers can achieve a competitive advantage relative to those not using Sinefa
     

How is Sinefa deployed?

Sinefa consists of a cloud based application that you can securely access via our website and a probe that needs to be installed on your network to inspect your data. You can see our probe deployment options here on our website.
 

What if I already have network visibility?

There are many visibility tools available from free applications to highly technical solutions, however none have the same resolution as Sinefa while also providing quality and shaping across your entire network. Sinefa offers significantly better visibility, quality monitoring and shaping at substantially lower costs than competitors.


Why do I have to have more hardware?

We have found that our cheap, pre-configured probe is the simplest method of inspecting data. However, if you want to avoid installing more hardware, you can see our alternative deployment options here.
 

Can I remove other applications and hardware from my network?

Without knowing the details of your network we can’t be sure. However, with Layer 7 visibility you will have a much greater opportunity of optimising the design of your network.

 

 

Our router provides shaping and control, why do I need Sinefa?

You are unlikely to be able to see historical performance or 1- second visibility, making it much harder to diagnose network problems. Sinefa is a high-resolution affordable tool for diagnosing network performance issues.
 

We have change fatigue, how hard is it to deploy and use Sinefa?

Deployment is simple - sign up for an account, order a probe, install the probe, see your network.  Once installed, Sinefa makes life easier for network managers. Being able to see the network, alert you when quality issues arise and the ability to give core applications priority can reduce the stress associated with managing a network.
 

Does Sinefa work with  Riverbed, Cascade, Cisco etc.

The Sinefa cloud-based application can collect netflow from such appliances and use it to provide you with visibility but not the network quality or shaping features. Some technical skills are required to configure the system in this instance.

 

What if our network management is outsourced to an MSP?

We can work with you managed service provider to bring you Sinefa, you just need to put us in touch with them.
 

Can you do anything to reduce the cost of the hardware?

Where the cost of hardware is a barrier, we can provide independent financing services for you. These services are completely independent of Sinefa and we do not in anyway represent or warrant their performance. It is entirely up to you to determine where the finance is suitable for you.
 

How do you decide who sets the shaping policies, how do you decide who the ultimate controller of the software is?

As a matter of good governance, the person responsible for network performance should also be responsible for setting shaping policies.