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Where TopN monitoring falls short

on 11/13/18 8:00 AM By | Angelo Bustos | 0 Comments |
A case for capturing all packets With the recent Garland Technology and TOYOTech technical partnership, there will literally be no packets left behind in the network world.  Garland’s line of Network TAPs provides complete packet visibility, from the simplest to the most complex network installations. Our parent company TOYO Corp built the first packet capture system capable of supporting rates of up to 100Gbps with no packet loss.  This combined solution provides a robust solution for network professionals where packet analysis is the mantra.
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Back to Basics: Packet Capture & Analysis

on 11/8/18 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments |
Network monitoring and analysis tools aren’t new topics by any means, but as with everything, sometimes it’s great to go back to the basics and get a refresher.  While security tools and trends tend to get all the attention, it’s important not to forget how important packet capture is to long-term business success. Packet capture is the ultimate troubleshooting tool for your network.  After all, if you really want to know what’s going on in the network, you need to capture traffic.
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TAP + Aggregation for Gigabit Copper Networks

While we keep hearing about network migrating to 40G or 100G, it's important to note that many networks still consist of 1 Gigabit copper network links, and will require network traffic visibility. Copper Network Taps are the best way to see traffic going over the network as they will neither affect production traffic nor become a point of failure in the network.
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Selecting the Right Packet Broker for Your Network

The Network Packet Broker (NPB) has become a critical component to any network.  They offer numerous benefits to both network operations and network security teams. With an increasing number of vendors offering these products, selecting the right product has become more challenging than ever.  A good approach to selecting the right product is to first understand that modern NPBs really fall into one of three categories. These include full-featured NPBs, White Box NPBs, and Aggregators. Understanding these three product categories can help reduce the time it takes to locate the correct product for your network.
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Cybersecurity Threat Breakdown [Cathay Pacific + Pentagon]

on 10/30/18 8:00 AM By | Erica Tank | 0 Comments | Hacks and Data Breaches Network Security
Here’s your monthly roundup of the latest hacks and data breaches around the world. In this monthly series, I’ll share information and updates on the most recent hacks that I saw in the news, including causes, resolutions, and what you can do to protect your data.
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Optimize your Network Design for Intrusion Detection Systems

on 10/25/18 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network Design In Band Security Appliances
With today’s heightened threat levels, many companies are shoring up their defenses and adding an intrusion detection system (IDS) to their security stacks. By constantly monitoring network and system activities for malicious activity or policy violations, IDS applications can alert security administrators to breaches that may otherwise go undetected. Knowing that an IDS is only is good as the information it receives, how do you physically connect the IDS to the network to ensure that it receives 100% of the traffic?
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