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Ixia intros high-throughput network visibility appliances

By Digital Edge Bureau, 29.04.2017, 23:08
 
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Ixia puts massive focus on highlighting the importance of network visibility as a means to combat cyber attacks

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Ixia has launched Vision Edge 40 (10/40G throughput) and Vision Edge 100 (100G throughput) systems in the global marketplace

With an aim to addressing the network visibility and security solutions market, Ixia has launched Vision Edge 40 (10/40G throughput) and Vision Edge 100 (100G throughput) systems in the global marketplace. These new cost-effective and scalable solutions help IT teams supporting hyperscale and microscale data centers, resolve application performance bottlenecks, trouble shoot problems, and improve data center automation, as well as better utilize network analysis and security tools. Today’s hyperscale data centres, which are designed for expansion, as well as micro data centers, which often sit on the network edge closer to end users for an improved experience, can create significant challenges for IT organizations. These challenges range from poor network performance due to increasing size and complexity, to security issues resulting from insufficient visibility into incident detection and resolution. Many IT organizations use multiple network monitoring tools, and need to efficiently transport network traffic from thousands of network locations.
“IT management will appreciate the flexibility and agility of Vision Edge 40 and Vision Edge 100,” says Recep Ozdag, Vice President of Product Management at Ixia. “They can build a data-center at any size, and leverage a standalone NPB that does everything they need right out of the box, while also having the best balance of features and value, which is crucial for managing an efficient and cost effective IT operation”, adds Ozdag.
The Ixia’s Vision portfolio of NPBs provides intelligent, sophisticated, and programmable network flow optimization, delivering comprehensive visibility and security coverage. The new Vision Edge 40 and Vision Edge 100 offer real-time visibility, insight, and security into high density hyperscale and microscale data centers, even as they expand. Each is capable of inline and out-of-band deployments, and delivers control, coverage, and performance to protect and improve crucial networking, data center, and cloud business assets.
Ixia’s Vision Edge 40 and Vision Edge 100 can be used as standalone devices or as part of a robust Security Fabric when combined with Ixia’s turnkey Vision ONE network packet broker. This combination creates a powerful visibility engine that delivers the right traffic to the right security and monitoring tools, while enabling customers to leverage Ixia’s advanced visibility intelligence features in Vision ONE to optimize traffic analysis and security tool performance. These include PacketStack capabilities, which offer intelligent packet filtering, manipulation, and transport, as well as AppStack capabilities, which filter and visualize not only Level 2-4 traffic, but also Layer 7 application traffic, so that suspicious applications can be tagged and watched.

The benefits:
I-Point-and-click web-interface offers an intuitive network-to-tools layout, enabling users to easily translate to real-life physical configurations
II-stages of filtering: ingress, dynamic, and egress; naturally providing a built-in capability for AND/OR logic, and simplifying configuration of complex Boolean filtering rules
III-Top of the rack aggregation supported at the required throughput eliminates blind spots
IV-Multi-speed capability, can be used for initial deployments and scaled for the required throughput
V-Dynamic filter compiler auto-resolves overlapping filter rules to help eliminate errors
VI-Aggregation, replication, load balancing, and source port labeling helps ensure tools get the right data at the right speed

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