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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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.   


John Milionis

John Milionis
Business Development

John joined Sinefa in February 2015 and is responsible for global business development and marketing. Previously, he has been with Strategic Capital Partners (SCP) which he founded in 2004 after an extensive career in corporate banking.

He has a broad range of experience across senior finance roles, as an investment advisor to NHW family groups, and as business owner and operator. John has advised many private businesses on growth strategies, and his skills include strategy, finance, capital raising, marketing and business development.

John holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance and a Postgraduate Degree in Applied Finance.

 

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.