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NetOptics Network Packet Brokers

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NetOptics Network Packet Brokers

Category: Network Packet Brokers

Product Description

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:

  • Aggregation of monitored traffic from multiple links/segments
  • Filtering and grooming of traffic to relieve overburdened monitoring tools
  • Load-balancing traffic across a pool of tools
  • Regeneration of traffic to multiple tools

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.

Vendor Information


Net Optics is the leading provider of Total Application and Network Visibility solutions that deliver real-time network intelligence for peak performance in network monitoring and security. For more than 16 years, we have developed comprehensive smart access hardware and software solutions to help customers:

Plan * Monitor * Troubleshoot * Secure * Scale * and Future-proof their networks.

As a result, businesses achieve the scalable end-to-end visibility to optimize network performance across the physical, virtual and private cloud environments, as well as remote branch offices.

Founded in April 1996 by Eldad Matityahu, Net Optics is located at the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara and serves over 7,500 global enterprises, including 85 of the Fortune 100. Since our founding, we have focused on solving customer challenges while leading the field in evolving technologies and maintaining a global presence through noted OEM partners and reseller networks.

Net Optics offers a full spectrum of high-performance, scalable and intelligent solutions for virtualization, 10/40/100G, and 4G/LTE. Our customers trust our comprehensive plug-and-play family of application-aware NPM, Network Packet Broker, Virtual/Cloud and Visibility Management System (VMS) solutions to deliver immediate results and quick time to value through an easy-to-use interface.

Our best-in-class technologies meet customer needs across virtualization, compliance, efficiency, security and availability, earning us industry acclaim and competitive advantage in the world’s most intensive markets. Major service providers, government agencies, healthcare institutions, transportation companies, financial enterprises and others trust Net Optics to keep them at the leading edge of productivity and profitability.

Each Net Optics product reflects our commitment to unsurpassed quality standards. In-house product design, manufacturing, and testing ensure precise quality control. All products shipped include ongoing technical support for compatibility, scalability, and ease of management. Net Optics “Customer First!” commitment extends to our uncompromising after-sale service and pledge to ensure customer satisfaction with each and every solution.