LightCARE provides a comprehensive view of network health which empowers operators to preempt potential failures and ensure network reliability

Petach Tikvah, Israel, February 1, 2017 — ECI,  a global provider of ELASTIC Network® solutions, for service providers, critical infrastructures, and data centers operators, announced today the addition of LightCARE, a proactive network maintenance app, to its LightAPPS family of applications. LightAPPS, as well as the entire SmartLIGHT™ portfolio, are cornerstones of ECI’s ELASTIC Network vision to enable customers to scale and operate more efficiently.

LightCARE continuously and proactively monitors the health of the network in order to preempt potential failures and ensure network reliability. These, in turn, increase end customer satisfaction and loyalty, both important to any business. The app regularly runs a variety of tests, in the background, that identify and analyze potential issues. It also displays a comprehensive summary of the health status of the network in an intuitive dashboard. The summary includes maintenance recommendations and alerts only on the most urgent and critical issues, graded by severity.   The report is constantly updated and always available for review. 

“The beauty of LightCARE is that it is always on the job, looking after the health of your network. It alerts when there is a failure looming in order to preempt potentially problematic situations before they develop and impair network availability and performance. This enables operators to discover, prioritize and focus their efforts on the most important and timely concerns.  Automated tests can be tailored to a particular need and added to the app as required.  In short, LightCARE helps operators reduce OPEX by introducing automation to day-to-day operations. This is yet another step on the path to a truly, self-maintained network,” said Gali Malkiel, Head of Software Line of Business at ECI.

LightCARE health tests can be tailored according to predefined templates and system requirements. In addition, operators can schedule specific tests and arrange for alerts to be delivered via e-mail or SMS.  Tests include: NE Backup Status, RDR Backup Status, disk & memory usage status and CPU load status.

About ECI

ECI is a global provider of ELASTIC network solutions to CSPs, critical infrastructures as well as data center operators. Along with its long-standing, industry-proven packet-optical transport, ECI offers a variety of SDN/NFV applications, end-to-end network management, a comprehensive cyber security solution, and a range of professional services. ECI’s ELASTIC solutions ensure open, future-proof, and secure communications. With ECI, customers have the luxury of choosing a network that can be tailor-made to their needs today while being flexible enough to evolve with the changing needs of tomorrow. For more information, visit us at