VERSAstream™ Network Packet Brokers by Datacom Systems
GigaVUE® H Series by Gigamon
High-density, High-scale Traffic Visibility Fabric™ Nodes
A variety of systems are deployed throughout Enterprise and Service Provider infrastructure to provide visibility of the traffic traversing production networks. These systems are only as effective as the traffic and communications that they can see; limit visibility to the traffic, and the value of the monitoring, management or security system is equally limited. IT Managers therefore attempt to connect the systems at the most appropriate location within the environment, although the definition of “most appropriate” changes frequently due to the dynamic nature of the network and the systems that connect to that network.
As requirements on networking and infrastructure continued to demand more flexible, scalable and versatile solutions, Gigamon pioneered a new approach to deliver pervasive and extensible visibility into the network. Understanding the criticality and priority of one communication flow over another, one application over another, and one packet over another, created the foundation for the development of the Traffic Visibility Fabric. The Gigamon Visibility Fabric is a truly pervasive framework, able to see across the boundary of physical and virtual, and therefore able to see into the cloud and provide the clarity that is essential to secure maintain, and support network-based services and applications.
GigaVUE® G Series by Gigamon
The GigaVUE-212 is an entry level Traffic Visibility Fabric Node that aggregates, replicates, filters and distributes traffic across multiple passive monitoring tools at a fraction of the cost of similar devices. The node supports eight 1Gb ports and two 10Gb ports with an optional expansion module supporting another four 1Gb ports.
The GigaVUE-212 is ideal for Enterprises which either require a cost-effective solution to enhance their network monitoring architecture, or where specific areas of the network require lower port counts to create a Traffic Visibility Fabric. With support for multiple out-of-band tools, the GigaVUE-212 enables Enterprises to connect any traffic flow to any tool using intelligent and powerful filtering logic.
vBroker Series by VSS Monitoring
The vBroker™ Series
provides network-wide visibility by accessing, capturing, and brokering traffic from one or more full-duplex networks to multiple passive network monitoring and/or active security tools. Policy-based triggers, health checks, and fail-open / fail-closed configurability combine with filtering, grooming and load balancing to provide redundancy and high availability for in-band and out-of-band visibility.
VSS vBroker modular appliances solve a variety of network-related IT challenges in your network and data centers, including improving the link-layer visibility and data access of monitoring and security tools, accelerating the time to diagnose performance problems and security incidents, and making sure CapEx and OpEx costs remain stable as network size and speeds grow.
With VSS' visionary vMesh™ approach to architecture, you get the flexibility and modularity to deploy just the appliances you need with the ability to scale link-layer visibility and data access to a system-level architecture with over 250 devices and 10,000 ports globally. The business benefits include more flexible capital requirements, higher tool utilization and ROI, and lower operating costs.
cVu Family by cPacket Networks
cPacket’s Traffic Monitoring Switches enable productive data center operations and efficient cloud applications by delivering distributed network visibility and response.
Standard capabilities like any-to-any aggregation, replication, and coherent flow balancing are combined with unique capabilities like detailed real-time reports, historical trend analysis, on-the-fly microburst detection, automatic alerts based on customizable triggers, and granular filtering based on complete packet inspection and pattern search at wire speed.
The cVu monitoring switches serve as a central tools-hub that feed relevant packets into a variety of network monitoring, analysis, and security tools as needed. At the same time, cPacket’s unique features, based on its proprietary Algorithmic Fabric chip, enable broad situational awareness and detailed visibility to performance metrics across the network infrastructure.
Unique built-in features of the cVu Traffic Monitoring Switch family include:
IntellaFlex by APCON
IntellaFlex Packet Aggregator Blades
Save Tool Budget With Data Rate Conversion
Data rate conversion through IntellaFlex blades allows you to realize substantial ROI by eliminating the need to purchase dedicated devices for every data rate represented in your network.
Share Tools With Packet Aggregation & Packet Filtering
With APCON's packet aggregation technology, data center managers are able to combine several data streams to share an inventory of expensive monitoring devices – often distributed across multiple locations – while preventing oversubscription and data loss. Packet filtering and network load balancing reduces the combined stream to meet available bandwidth. This saves capital expense on redundant tools.
NetOptics Network Packet Brokers by NetOptics - An Ixia Company
Network Packet Brokers for Intelligent Network Monitoring Packet Distribution
How Network Packet Brokers Improve Network and Security Monitoring Tools
Network Packet Broker (NPB) defines a new category of compact, hardware-based, rack-mounted devices that offer a new approach for handling and manipulating network packets. NPBs optimize the access and visibility of traffic from one or many network links to monitoring, security and acceleration tools. NPB capabilities include:
NPBs intelligently distribute traffic flowing from network devices across various port mappings—many-to-many, any-to-many, many-to-any, and any-to-any. Formerly NPBs were known as data monitoring switches, data access switches, matrix switches, or traffic aggregators.
nGenius Packet Flow Switch Family by NetScout
NetScout provides a total solution for network, application and service performance management. The families of TAPs and packet flow switches complement the nGenius Service Assurance Solution, providing superior packet flow access, and seamlessly integrating into the networking infrastructure. This integrated solution enables wireline and wireless service providers to streamline their operations, reduce monitoring infrastructure complexity and maintenance, and ultimately lower their overall cost of ownership in deploying performance management solutions.
The nGenius packet flow switches enable the IT organization to better capture monitored traffic with high-density packet aggregation and intelligent filtering capabilities to enable a more flexible and comprehensive approach to capturing, collecting and leveraging important packet flows. Complementary to the widely deployed nGenius InfiniStream appliance, the nGenius packet flow switches are a cost-effective way to further strengthen a pervasive visibility strategy by providing the granular control of packet flows needed for performance management, security monitoring, compliance monitoring, management, UC monitoring, and other similar types of applications.
The NetScout TAP family provides the nGenius InfiniStream appliances and nGenius packet flow switches with full access to network traffic while remaining transparent to the networking infrastructure, and hence causing no disruption to data flows or protocol transactions. The family includes multiple options for link types and speeds to support versatile packet flow capturing at a wide variety of locations in the network hierarchy.