Ixia Network Packet Brokers

 Network Packet Brokers

Ixia Visibility Solutions provide real-time, end-to-end visibility, insight and security into physical, virtual, SDN and NFV based networks, delivering the control, coverage and performance in a seamless fashion to protect and improve crucial networking, data center and cloud business assets.

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Industry leading Ixia Network Packet Brokers (NPB) deliver intelligent, sophisticated and programmable network flow optimization providing visibility and security coverage to businesses assets and help IT teams quickly resolve application performance bottlenecks, trouble shoot problems, improve data center automation, better utilize expensive network analysis and security tools and help better business execution because of the improved understanding of the network and data center.

Ixia's best-in-class Vision portfolio of network packet brokers are easy-to-use, perform under pressure and offer true application intelligence. 




  • Dedicated hardware acceleration provides a Zero packet loss architecture

  • Aggregation of traffic from multiple TAPs or SPAN ports

  • Filtering of traffic so that each monitoring or inline security tool receives exactly the right data

  • Load-balancing of traffic to multiple analysis tools

  • SSL decryption to quickly detect emerging threats encrypting exploits within application traffic

  • L7 application awareness efficiently allows for packet processing based on unique applications

  • Dynamic filter compiler handles all filter rule complexities automatically - no overlapping filter rule headaches


                                 Vision xStream40        Vision E40          Vision E100           Vision 5236          Vision 5288          Vision ONE          Vision 7300

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There are two different ways to deploy network packet brokers:

Inline Security inspect live traffic before it hits your data center network. Tools are grouped serially before traffic enters your production data center enabling real-time traffic inspection and active threat prevention.

Out-of-Band Monitoring provides Passive Traffic Inspection, detection and recording for routine analysis. Tools perform passive traffic inspection, detection, and recording for routine analysis. This model is used extensively in detailed threat analysis, but does not enable any active prevention safeguards or countermeasures.


Network Packet Broker Inline Security Diagram


Inline Security

Common Inline security tools include:

  • Firewalls and next-generation firewalls (NGFWs)
  • Data loss prevention (DLP) systems
  • Unified threat management (UTM) systems
  • SSL decryption appliances


Vision One

Vision xStream 40 




NPB Out of band monitoring

Out-of-Band Monitoring

Common out-of-band security tools include:

  • Intrusion detection systems (IDS)
  • Forensic tools
  • Data recording
  • Malware analysis tools
  • Log management systems
  • Packet capture (PCAP) tools


Vision One

Vision 7300

Vision 5288

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