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Garland Technology is committed to educating the benefits of having a strong foundation of network visibility and access. By providing this insight we protect the security of data across your network and beyond.

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Our extensive technology partnership ecosystem solves critical problems when it comes to network security, monitoring, application analysis, forensics and packet inspection.

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TAP Into Technology

Leading the Way in Network Technology

Ben Cowan

Ben is the Senior Director in solutions engineering for Garland Technology and has focused on networking and data communication solutions that helps improve security, performance, and overall resilience for the last two decades.

Recent Posts

Microservices: What Are They and How Do They Impact Network Visibility and Security in the Cloud?

After decades of consistent investment in perimeter cybersecurity tools, cloud-based architectures have pushed IT leaders to reevaluate their strategies. There is still a place for perimeter defenses like firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and intrusion prevention systems. But adapting to cloud environments and mobility means creating a defense-in-depth strategy that goes beyond the network perimeter. However, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to defense-in-depth cybersecurity. What worked in the earliest days of public cloud adoption won’t exactly fit with the latest trend in cloud-native architecture—microservices today. As important as it may be to embrace cloud-native architecture to support digital business initiatives, you should not dive in without taking these steps to solve security and visibility challenges.
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Securing the Edge in Cisco ACI with Garland Technology's EdgeLens

I’ve previously provided an introduction to Cisco ACI in terms of facilitating a next-generation data center by taking advanced of software defined networking. So if you haven’t read that post, it’s a great place to start. Abstraction is Key:  End Point Groups, Contracts and Service Graphs Abstraction is a key concept in administration, scaling, and deployment automation within Cisco ACI.  This is accomplished by defining endpoints and policies that determine how data flows through the ACI fabric. 
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Network Visibility - The Rise of the Aggregation Layer

on 8/22/19 8:00 AM By | Ben Cowan | 0 Comments | Network Design Network Visibility/Monitoring
Sole reliance on SPAN ports for network visibility and monitoring has been on the decline for years. IT teams have realized the inherent limitations of SPAN ports and have shifted towards the traditional 3-tiered approach to network visibility, Physical Layer TAPs, Network Packet Brokers, and Tools.
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Aggregation in a High Density Fiber Network

High density networks can create infrastructure challenges related to figuring out how to ensure all network links are being analyzed by security and monitoring tools. This was the case with one major European telecommunications company. They were looking to capture traffic from 60 10G links to forward to their Forescout boxes for analysis.
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An Introduction to Securing the Edge in Cisco ACI

Cisco ACI is a game changing approach to managing networks across major disruptions including virtualization, multiple active data centers, hybrid data centers, and private and public cloud.  Cisco ACI enables significant advantages in managing and deploying applications in these changing environments.
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Using Application Programming Interfaces (API) to Manage Multiple Devices

Garland Technology's PacketMAX™ Advanced Aggregators are very popular with customers that have a lot of tapped network links or a lot of tools to distribute monitor traffic to. In large environments, multiple aggregators may be needed to consolidate the tapped traffic down to a manageable number of monitor links for tools. While the Advanced Aggregators have web-based management consoles, customers are often looking for a way to simplify the management of these devices, especially when multiple devices are in place. 
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