Unleash the Power of Your Network
The Directive for Many IT Departments is to be Part of the Business Innovation Process. So, How Do You Innovate?
The average IT team spends more than half of their day just on problem resolution or network security issues. At the same time, traffic volume is growing, but your budget is not. You need to get more value from the network monitoring tools you already have. Packet broker solutions help your monitoring tools work more efficiently.
Network Visibility Can Help with Both Areas
It Starts at the Foundation of Your Network to Expose and Resolve Hidden Problems (Blind Spots) Faster.
Faster resolution times mean more TIME to innovate the network design and the applications running on top of it.
This visibility comes about by creating a “visibility architecture” that allows you to capture and optimize packet data to:
- See hidden security threats
- Expose both network and application performance issues
- Improve troubleshooting response times
Out of Band Visibility
The Most Common Scenario for Visibility Architecture is Called an Out of Band Visibility Solution.
The adjacent figure provides a basic illustration. As you can see, the packet broker and the security and monitoring tools are not in the flow of network traffic. The tap is, but nothing else. These network taps provide copies of data from across the network. The packet broker then aggregates all of the data, filters it based upon specified criteria (which are typically layer 2, 3, 4, and 7 parameters of the OSI IP packet model), and then sends the required data to one or more security and monitoring tools that need the specified data.
Network Visibility for Enterprises
The New Business Environment Demands IT Support for a Wider Range of Monitoring, Security, and Compliance Requirements.
This creates significant burdens on network performance and network security as more appliances need access to incoming data.
See how better network visibility can help you:
- Improve the security of your network
- Decrease troubleshooting costs and time
- Satisfy regulatory compliance initiatives
Network Visibility for Service Providers
Service Providers Need Clear Visibility into Their Networks.
Questions like these arise daily:
- Where are traffic bottlenecks?
- Why are applications running slow?
- Do I have a security problem?
These are serious questions that need quick and complete answers. See how the deployment of a visibility architecture can eliminate network blind spots to give you the answers you need.
Network Visibility Use Cases
Once You See What Network Visibility Can Do, You Will Discover Lots of Use Cases Where It Can be Applied.
While not all solutions apply to every network, most enterprises should be able to find at least one.
See where visibility solutions can change business outcomes:
- Improve network security
- Provide cost reduction capabilities
- Speed up troubleshooting efforts
- Remove network blind spots
- Optimize network performance
- Strengthen regulatory compliance initiatives
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