Feeding data from your network into your monitoring and security tools is just as important as the tools themselves – which is why this can be one of the most challenging tasks. Network Taps provide the best method for creating permanent in-line monitoring ports for your packet analysers, intrusion detection systems, analytic tools, and data retention compliance devices. Taps can be easily inserted between your network devices, where they will copy data continuously without comprising network integrity, and without losing any traffic.READ MORE
The need to know exactly what’s happening on your network requires a multitude of sophisticated tools performing real time analysis.
Avoiding waste and blind spots, begins by understanding data and what is taking place across your network. The challenge lies in efficiently focussing data from the network into each tool that needs it. Providing the right traffic to your inline and out-of-band tools, whether a network setup is on-premise, virtual, private/public cloud, network packet brokers provide the perfect visibility foundation to support.
A network packet broker that sits between the infrastructure and the tools on your network, touching both simultaneously and keeping them all communicating together – will assist in minimising disruption.READ MORE
A single security breach, or poorly performing application can have a huge impact on a business, losing customers, severely damaging brand reputation and even potential costly legal action which can wipe millions off a company’s valuation.
Which is what makes a rapid, accurate incident response and root cause analysis tool a critical business requirement. Effectively responding to security and network performance issues requires being able to have visibility of what’s happening on your network, and to quickly identify the root cause of issues when they are detected.READ MORE
Net Flow Analysis
NetFlow brings visibility to modern network management and security practices. It is a widely used standard for network traffic monitoring, providing network administrators and security teams with detailed information about their environment. NetFlow brings a different approach to assist with performing troubleshooting, capacity planning, performance diagnostics and many other tasks.READ MORE
Monitoring the health of your network requires a tool to collect metrics from your various network elements. This can range from polling systems using SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), to receiving SNMP traps, or measuring other metrics on devices across the network – all of which helps prevent outages and maintains quality system performance. Hardware health monitoring can involve the monitoring of power supplies, temperature, fans and more. Software health monitoring involves simply measuring availability through to response times and the performance of individual systems, or multiple elements of a solution interacting with one another.READ MORE
As customer expectations and demands continue to grow, there is a need for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to differentiate themselves from others whilst protecting their networks, services and investments.
Service Assurance gives CSPs an insight into their network quality and performance which are major contributors to the Quality of Service (QoS), Quality of Experience (QoE) and the end user experiences. Service Assurance also provides a means to make informed decisions about attracting and retaining subscribers / market share, minimizing overall churn and troubleshooting network performance degradations.READ MORE
End User Experience Monitoring
End User Experience Monitoring (EUEM) enables IT professionals to monitor the impact of application and device performance from the end user’s point of view. EUEM products help IT ensure the quality of key IT services across an enterprise. Unlike domain-specific monitoring tools that look at performance and availability of individual infrastructure components, EUEM products monitor IT, as seen by the end user.READ MORE
Having full visibility of your entire network is vital to a communications service provider (CSP) in order to meet and exceed customer experience targets. This is even more important in 5G where there are so many different use cases and applications running on the network, with varying performance requirements and metrics.READ MORE