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50 Fastest Growing Tech Companies 2016

Achieve the IT initiatives that your Business runs: LiveAction


A fast, simple, and cost-effective way to monitor and control network performance for today’s complex networks.’

LiveAction Inc. develops IT visibility solutions designed to simplify network management. Initially developed to aid the US Department of Defense in the operation of its networks, LiveNX (Network Experience) features an innovative visual display, real-time big data analytics and deep control of routers and switches for unparalleled network administration. LiveNX accelerates troubleshooting with its QoS control, application-aware, and WAN functionality developed through engineering partnerships with Cisco Systems. Today, LiveAction’s LiveNX is used by the Global 200 to manage and secure their worldwide

Founded in 2007, LiveAction’s corporate office is in Palo Alto, California. Its engineering and support teams are located in Hawaii and the company has sales offices in Chicago, New York, North Carolina, Austin and San Francisco.

LiveNX: A Complete Solution for Managing Network Performance in Complex Environments
LiveNX is a network performance management solution to help simplify the complexity of monitoring, analyzing, and configuring technology areas such as: Quality of Experience, NetFlow, WAN, and SD-WAN. It provides comprehensive end-to-end situational awareness of your network to accurately perform configuration changes that is unique within the industry. It enables users to quickly gain a deeper understanding, greater visualization, and a higher performing network, while decreasing your total cost of ownership.

LiveNX fills growing gaps faced by IT departments for both the public sector as well as private sector enterprises across a variety of industries, including Government, Education, Healthcare, Financial Services, Transportation, Energy, Utilities, Professional Services, Technical Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Media and Entertainment, and Hospitality.

The intuitive and interactive user interface is designed to closely mimic the mental model that network managers have of their infrastructure and the flow of applications and services over that infrastructure. This makes the discovery, identification, and resolution of network performance issues easier and faster. Maps of devices create a visualization of the network, from the intricacies of a single physical device to multi-layer topological information on connections, traffic, and routes. Network elements and links using color cues and graphic images indicate status and alarms.

With LiveNX, network managers are able to quickly and effectively solve today’s real network management challenges, specifically in the area of application performance. LiveNX’s rich, intuitive and visual interface enables IT teams to quickly resolve business-critical performance issues in their network.

LiveAction provides scalability, dashboard and site-based reporting, enhanced filter and search, 360-degree report view, and highly correlated workflows to quickly resolve business critical performance issues in your WAN, SaaS and cloud application, MPLS or DMVPN links, converged wired and wireless, video, VoIP, surveillance cameras, and BYOD devices.

In addition, LiveNX is the recommended monitoring platform for SD-WAN deployments. It provides visualization, and historical playback of path changes across the network topology, Out-of-Policy (OOP) reasons triggering route changes, and the resulting impact on application traffic associ­ated with those route changes, can be identified and resolved.

LiveAction allows you to control your complex enterprise network by: 

  • Monitoring and analyzing traffic.
  • Troubleshooting network and application problems.
  • Resolving issues by leveraging Cisco advanced technologies such as QoS, LAN Switching, Routing, NetFlow, FnF, NBAR2, Medianet, AVC, PfR, and IP SLA.

Realize the Full Potential of Your Network Investment: LiveAction partners with leading network equipment manufacturers to provide the visibility necessary to understand and manage today’s enterprise network complexity.

LiveAction and Cisco TechnologyPartnership: LiveAction is the Cisco Intelligent WAN management platform providing visualization of PfR path changes across the network topology, Out-of-Policy (OOP)reasons triggering PfR route changes, and the resulting application traffic associated with those PfR route changes.

LiveAction has worked closely with Cisco to develop a simple and intuitive way to deploy and manage the latest Cisco technologies such as NetFlow, Performance Monitoring,QoS, AVC, PfR, and IWAN.

“With LiveAction I don’t have to rely on the CLI. I have never seen any other product that can do this. It’s a great tool and looking back, had we not come across LiveAction, the task on our plate would have been much bigger and much more stressful.” – Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline

“We want to revolutionize the network by establishing LiveAction as the visualization and analytics standard.”

Meet the Master

Darren T. Kimura, Executive Chairman: Darren T. Kimura is the Executive Chairman of LiveAction. He is an accomplished technology executive with more than 20 years of experience in 23 countries including the U.S., Japan, and India. Darren has been an inventor on 14 patents, oversaw the acquisition of more than $2 billion in contracts, raised over $80 million in venture capital and private equity, and over $100 million in project financing. He has led key strategic initiatives such as preparing for Initial Public Offerings and Mergers and Acquisitions by organizing teams, advocating intellectual properties, and leading strategic engagements with Fortune 500 companies. In 2002 he was recognized as the Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur of the Year for California, Oregon and Washington.

He has a BA degree from the University of Hawaii where he studied Computer Sciences and Business and attended Portland State University where he studied electrical engineering. In his free time, Darren enjoys cycling, skiing and has completed numerous marathons and triathlons.

“We want to revolutionize the network by establishing LiveAction as the visualization and analytics standard.”