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Introductory Guide to Network Packet Brokers

  What is a Network Packet Broker? A Network Packet Broker (NPB) is a switch-like network device ranging in size from portables devices to 1 and 2 RU units, up to massive chassis and blade systems. Unlike a switch, a Network Packet Broker does not alter the traffic passing through it in any way unless specifically instructed to do so. An NPB c...
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Network Traffic Metadata – Four Recent Customer Use Cases

The rising popularity of network traffic metadata is because it's in the sweet spot between full packet capture like Wireshark and PCAPs on one hand and NetFlow on the other, which lacks detail and drill down. Drill down, granularity, context, and continuous internal visibility are now absolutely critical for organizations of all sizes including SM...
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Fiber Taps - Y Cables Matter

Passive fiber optic taps are very simple devices. They almost never go wrong. In fact they have MTBF figures calculated in millions of hours. You will certainly die before they will! However Ixia often gets questions from customers of the kind "I've installed your tap, but it does not work - please send me a new one". In almost all cases this is du...
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Discover Application Performance Issues Before Your Business Does!

Availability issues. Slow response times. Performance bottlenecks. Also web applications have problems that affect the satisfaction of your employees and customers. Identify and troubleshoot them before they impact your business with Flowmon APM, an agent-less solution to proactively drive user experience and application value.    Applica...
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Webinar - Network Protocol Specialists

Date: Time: December 19, 2018  10:00 am Pacific Time (US ad Canada) Join Mike Pennacchi, where i n this webinar we will cover a number of tips and tricks related to network analysis and troubleshooting. Topics covered this month: Getting in the path of the packets - You can't analyze packets you didn't capture. In this webcast I'll be cov...
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SNMP: The ABCs of Network Visibility

Network management and monitoring is a large topic. It includes device monitoring and management, device cluster monitoring and management,network monitoring and management, application monitoring and management, problem resolution, and elements of network security as well. In this blog, I wanted to focus on device monitoring. Devices are often ref...
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Visibility is Security

While security experts may disagree on exactly how to secure a network, one thing they all agree on is that you cannot defend against what you cannot see. In other words, network visibility IS network security. Visibility needs to be the starting the point. After that, you can implement whatever appliances, processes, and configurations you need to...
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Inspecting SSL Traffic

A delicate balancing act is taking place on networks globally. It is the balance between applying strong protective measures to keep data safe and unintentionally concealing new IT security vulnerabilities. And it all centers on SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. Just as SSL encryption protects certain details of a transaction, it can also conce...
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Ixia Special Edition Network Visibility For Dummies

 Advanced cyber threats, cloud computing, and exploding traffic volume pose significant challenges if you are responsible for your organization's network security and performance management. The concept of 'network visibility' is frequently introduced as the key to improvement. But what exactly is network visibility and how does it help an org...
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Infosim's Veni, Vidi, Vici: Seeing as an integral part of conquering your network Webinar

Infosim's Global Webinar  Julius Caesar knew that, in order to conquer an issue, you need to get a good overview of the situation you are facing. In this Webinar, Infosim shows you how an ideal visualization solution can help you conquer your network issues.  Join Paul Krochenski, Sales Manager at Infosim®, and Jason Farrer...
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PacketPushers Podcast: Cloud-native monitoring and security

PacketPushers Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks bring their irreverent approach to networking to this podcast. This podcast covers how to access packet data in the cloud for security and monitoring. Just as north-south network traffic has given way to east-west network traffic, the traditional data center is yielding to the cloud. While this shift ha...
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Game of Thrones, Dragons and Network Visibility?

There once existed vast unexplored areas of the oceans that in apocryphal sea charts were marked off and labeled 'Here be Dragons'; meaning no-one knew what was there, but the suspicion was, it couldn't be good.  The last couple weeks, there's talk of dragons of a different hue – for Game of Thrones fans; as the 7th season premiered ...
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Private Cloud: The ABCs of Network Visibility

Cloud computing has become the de facto foundation for digital business. As more and more enterprises move critical workloads to private and public clouds, they will face new challenges ensuring security, reliability, and performance of these workloads. If you are responsible for IT security, data center operations, or application performance, make...
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How to detect SMBv1 use on your Network

How can I find out if SMBv1 is being used on my network? Even if you disable SMBv1 on all clients and servers, it is still good practice to check if any systems on your network are using this protocol. You many have unmanaged systems like personal laptops or embedded operating systems within other network connected devices. These are the most commo...
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How to detect the presence of WannaCry Ransomware and SMBv1 servers on your network

How to detect the presence of WannaCry Ransomware and SMBv1 servers  WannaCry Ransomware has become very active in May 2017. It looks to be targeting servers using the SMBv1 protocol. SMBv1 is an outdated protocol that should be disabled on all networks. One of the big lessons from this Ransomware outbreak is that it is vital that you have mon...
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Ixia's new hyperscale visibility with cost effective pricing

Vision Edge 100 & Vision Edge 40 ​E xpanding your hyperscale data center? Adding microscale data centers to provide a better experience for end users? Be sure to see everything, in every cluster—whether it is a part of your core infrastructure or a remote site—with the latest in Ixia's Vision Portfolio of network packet brokers (NPBs). Ixia has...
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