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How to Implement Security Monitoring For Critical Infrastructure

​I ran across an interesting statistic a couple weeks ago. According to a Ponemon Institute, report titled "The State of Cybersecurity in the Oil & Gas Industry" , 68 percent of security and risk managers reported losing confidential information or experiencing disruption over the previous year. The existence of security breaches for the last f...
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Hybrid IT Monitoring: The ABCs of Network Visibility

​The recently released 2019 State of the Cloud report by RightScale found that 58% of 800 technical professionals surveyed use a hybrid strategy [1]. Combining on-premises, virtual, and cloud-based resources offers great flexibility, but managing hybrid IT is also more complex. IT teams need new strategies to monitor their hybrid infrastructure eff...
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Ixia - Exposing Hidden Security Threats and Network Attacks

How do you ensure maximum service availability while protecting and securing your enterprise? IT departments have been wrestling with this problem for years. Virtualization and mobility are expanding the traditional network boundary, which means data and assets no longer sit in a single location behind a firewall.  Network security monitoring ...
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iBypass and Thoughts in a Traffic Jam

​Each of us has sat in standstill traffic, trying to understand why this major highway we drive all the time has suddenly backed up, with our phone maps application showing a line of red for the next mile or two. As we crawl towards the bottleneck, we see it: A fender bender with dented cars still blocking a lane of traffic. We see police on the sc...
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Reduce the cost of tool sprawl with smarter network monitoring

Monitoring tools have always been critical for ensuring network performance and security. Top vendors have designed new tools specifically for monitoring networks with virtualization, cloud infrastructure, distributed data centers, and edge computing. Way back in 2016, Enterprise Management Associates found that 24% of enterprises used 6-10 monitor...
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The Best Way To Optimize Load Balancing for Inline Security Appliances

​ In today's 24x7, "always on" world, the company's data network must be as reliable as possible. Otherwise, revenue reduction and productivity losses are not only possible, but probable. This includes inline security and monitoring tools which can become a single point of failure. Security and monitoring tool survivability is often thought about i...
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Basic Rules for Network Data Visualization Access

More and more managers and system admins feel challenged when dealing with the mass of information and volume of data that passes through their network each day. Network data visualization access tools help network admins keep an eye on what is always happening on the their network. This means these tools play an important role in any complex ...
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Ixia, a Keysight Business, Delivers Scalable Visibility for Data Centers Today and Tomorrow

​Ixia's Vision X network packet broker offers a high-density, modular platform to keep pace with evolving data center needs "Today's network and security operations teams are faced with increasing data volumes and velocity that are exceeding human scale," said Bob Laliberte, Sr. Analyst at ESG. "It is impossible to effectively manage the security a...
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All You Need to Know About the Network Packet Brokers

​ The last decade experienced an overwhelming increase in network size, bandwidth, and traffic. IT companies were, therefore, forced to adapt by developing the next-generation of security and network monitoring tools. This new wave of tools exposed a greater need for advanced network visibility, one that traditional data center monitoring devices c...
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Network Security Works Only If You See The Right Traffic

Security is nowadays an important part of network management . Secure networks are vital for running an uninterrupted business, preventing data loss and maintaining the overall image of the business. Security challenges are increasing because networking is getting more complex, more dynamic and virtual. The existing approach of network visibility l...
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How to Detect if a Rootkit Compromised Your System

​ The importance of having a quality network test access port (TAP) when conducting Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) has been covered in a white paper by Profitap, titled " Special Tool for Special Forces: Tapping into real-time threats in the cyberspace ". In addition to the points presented in the white paper, I would like to provid...
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What to do when traffic overwhelms your monitoring tools

​ Growing traffic volume is a challenge for NetOps and SecOps as they work to ensure high-quality network performance and network security. As traffic volume exceeds a monitoring tool's capacity, congestion at the data port can cause a tool to slow down, start dropping packets, or even stop working altogether. While you wait for budget approval to ...
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How to Improve Enterprise Network Visibility

Network requirements are constantly changing in enterprises. The network goal of every enterprise is to be more efficient and cost-effective while embracing the changes. There are several network visibility solutions/vendors available in the market. However, each network has a different requirement and not solutions fit every network architecture. ...
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Where Should I Place My TAP?

Two common methods to copy traffic to your monitoring or security tools is a Span port or network tap. Span can be convenient for quick troubleshooting, remote locations or when you do not have access to the physical infrastructure. The risk of using a span port is that It can be over subscribed, and the lowest priority when it comes to forwarding ...
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Ixia's 2019 Security Report

Welcome to the third annual Security Report issued by Ixia, a Keysight business. Each year, the Ixia Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Centre summarizes the most interesting and prominent internet security trends. We analyze ATI data to help organizations understand where they can improve. We also analyze the data to predict the bi...
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IXIA Presents: VISION Edge 1S: Unlocking Opportunity at the Network Edge

The network edge is changing fast, and rapid change brings opportunity. With more applications and devices running at branch locations, performance monitoring and analysis must move closer to the customer - and so must visibility. Ixia's Vision E1S, the latest addition to their "Vision Edge" network packet broker (NPB) series , meets fast-growing d...
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End-User Experience: An IT Troubleshooting Revolution

What do you do when all your network performance indicators are green, but users are still complaining?  IT teams are drowning in hundreds of measurements and metrics and according to Forrester Research, one-third of user complaints linger without resolution for a month or are never resolved.   We've been approaching network performance m...
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Cost-effective Aggregation with Booster Aggregation TAPs

​ Traffic monitoring is a must for IT administrators these days, and an integral part of most enterprise networks. There are many different approaches to getting visibility into the network, but using a TAP has proven to be the most accurate and reliable. Read more here about why a network TAP is better than a SPAN.   Among all these network h...
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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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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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