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How to Pick the Right Packet Broker?

2x the performance. No dropped packets.

Features to Look for:

  • Dedicated hardware acceleration provides a Zero packet loss architecture
  • Filtering of traffic so that each monitoring or inline security tool receives exactly the right data
  • SSL decryption to quickly detect emerging threats encrypting exploits within application traffic
  • Dynamic filter compiler handles all filter rule complexities automatically – no overlapping filter rule headaches
  • Aggregation of traffic from multiple TAPs or SPAN ports
  • Load-balancing of traffic to multiple analysis tools
  • L7 application awareness efficiently allows for packet processing based on unique applications

No Dropped Packets

Network Visibility – Packet Loss Matters

You deploy network packet brokers to provide visibility into network traffic, not create blind spots. If your packet broker drops packets, you are creating blind spots that can interfere with network analytics, or, even worse, impact security.

Keysight network packet brokers are built with a system architecture that enables line rate performance with no dropped traffic or packet loss. This means that your visibility infrastructure can deliver the 100% visibility that you need. Remember, partial visibility isn’t good enough.

Packet Loss Matters (1:54)
Performance Matters (1:10)

Hardware Accelerated Performance Built In

Network Visibility – Performance Matters

“Do what you can in hardware. Do what you must in software.” The old adage about system design remains true today. While we are in the era of software defined networks and software defined everything else, in the end when performance matters you build the right system with the right hardware.

Like some of the most advanced high performance cloud and network infrastructure, Keysight network packet brokers use FPGA-based hardware acceleration to ensure line rate performance and no dropped packets, even with features and filters turned on – an area where the competition struggles.

Feature Compatibility

Network Visibility – Feature Compatibility Matters

When you select a network visibility solution, you might not pay much attention to feature compatibility – after all it is only reasonable to expect that the features you read about on the data sheet can be used together on a single system.

With Keysight, they can. Our unique hardware architecture ensures that multiple features can run on the same packet broker at the same time. This is not the case for our biggest competitor – their solution is for you to buy and manage more modules and daisy chain everything together – a solution that quickly becomes costly and unscalable.

Feature Compatibility (1:29)
Ease of Use (1:31)

Ease of Use

Network Visibility – Ease of Use Matters

With Keysight’s intuitive drag and drop GUI, it has never been easier to get the right traffic to the right tools. Quickly and easily connect taps and SPANs, apply filters, deduplicate, decrypt and forward traffic to the right tools. Our patented dynamic filter compiler makes quick work of the complexity of overlapping filters.

Other solutions often require complex and hard to manage REGEX and other command line exercises. While powerful, command line expressions can be intricate and hard to confirm, greatly increasing the risk of human error and misconfiguration. The Keysight GUI helps speed operations and eliminate error.

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