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Network Visibility Fabric Design: Starts with the Access Layer

Network visibility fabrics, a combination of network TAPs, network packet brokers, aggregation devices, and bypass devices, play a critical role for network performance management and security operations.
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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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¿Y qué rayos es un Network Packet Broker (NPB)?

Las ventajas de visibilidad de los Network Packet Brokers English version Los Network Packet Brokers (NPB) es la manera más eficiente para extender la vida útil de sus herramientas de monitoreo y seguridad fundamentalmente de dos formas: Filtrando el tráfico no necesario para el proceso de inspección de ciertas herramientas, por ejemplo, voz, video, música, datos duplicados etc, al remover toda esa data de las herramientas serán hasta un 40% más eficaces.
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Understanding Advanced Features in a Network Packet Broker

Network Packet Brokers (NPBs) have come a long way from their modest roots as data monitoring switches, though their intended application remains nearly the same.  The NPB is still primarily used as a device to maximize the performance of monitoring and security tools. The NPB’s most important features remain unchanged, these includes, 1:1, 1:N, N:1, and N:N port mappings, full L2-L4 filtering options, and configurable load balancing options.  In the pursuit of gaining a competitive advantage, vendors continue to add advanced features. This adds complexity in selecting the right product for your network. The key to selecting the right product is the understanding of each advanced feature and its alternatives. Looking at Deduplication, SSL/TLS decryption, and Netflow generation are a good place to start.
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How to Connect your Inline Application Monitoring Tools in 5 Steps

It goes without saying, but proper application monitoring is a critical component of sound network management. Let the following example show you:
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