Taps, Bypass and NTO Solutions

Taps, Bypass and NTO Solutions

End-to-end Network Visibility across both physical and virtual networks is essential for monitoring, troubleshooting and optimizing your network, and to ensuring security of data and information. The Ixia logoIxia Visibility Architecture is built on the industry’s most comprehensive network visibility product portfolio. The Ixia Network Visibility Solutions Portfolio includes network taps, bypass switches, and Ixia's market-leading Network Tool Optimizer solutions.

Ixia Vision ONE

Watch this video to understand the key challenges in gaining effective visibility and access into the traffic flowing across your networks, for the security and monitoring tools you need to ensure availability, performance and security, and how Vision ONE provides a solid foundation for your defensive architecture.

The Ixia Network Visibility Solution Portfolio includes:

Network TapsVirtual TapsBypass Switches
Network Packet BrokersIxia Vision ONE

Learn more below, or click through the links for product details. Better, contact us to start a conversation!

 

Ixia Visibility Architecture Key Benefits

  • Helps eliminate blind spots in the network by getting the right information to the right tools at the right time, greatly improving performance, QoE, and security
  • Includes physical and virtual taps, bypass switches, and full-featured network packet brokers that solve network visibility needs – from single-point solutions to large-scale enterprise and service provider network deployments
  • Extends the life of existing IT tools investments and maximizes usefulness of current tools
  • Easily integrates into automated and software defined data center environments
  • Scalable in every sense of the word – from product, to portfolio, to design, to management and support.

Network Taps

Network Taps are deployed inline on any network link, providing permanent access and total traffic visibility for network and security monitoring tools. Simply connect your monitoring tool to the tap instead of taking down the link and interrupting traffic.

Unlike SPAN ports, taps pass all network traffic - including Layer 1 and 2 errors - without bottlenecks, points of failure, or impairing network devices. Taps support speeds from 10Mbps up to 100Gbps, for any interface - copper, multimode and single mode fiber. Other variants support media conversion, link aggregation for full-duplex links, and port aggregation, to replicate a single link for multiple monitoring tools.

Network Taps are deployed inline on any network link, providing permanent access and total traffic visibility for network and security monitoring tools. Simply connect your monitoring tool to the tap instead of taking down the link and interrupting traffic.

Taps support speeds from 10Mbps up to 100Gbps, for any interface - copper, multimode and single mode fiber. Other variants support media conversion, link aggregation for full-duplex links, and port aggregation, to replicate a single link for multiple monitoring tools.

Virtual Taps

Engineered for most leading hypervisors, the Phantom vTap extends the visibility of your monitoring tools into the blind spots created by virtualization, providing 100% visibility of traffic passing between Virtual Machines. Simple to deploy, the Phantom vTap uses API access to the hypervisor - no services, agents or overhead at the VM or application level - and includes management and monitoring tools. Inter-VM traffic of interest can be captured and sent to physical monitoring tools, so you can use your existing tools and infrastructure to monitor your virtual environment.

Ixia's new CloudLens™ platform is the start of a complete transformation for visibility across all your cloud environments - public, private, and hybrid clouds. The platform will provide the framework to scale virtual taps and data filtering to meet the elastic demands cloud customers expect.

 

 

In-line Bypass Switches

Bypass™ Switches ensure "fail-safe" operations for network security and monitoring devices . If heartbeat packets don't get through because something fails or loses power, the Bypass Switch ensures link traffic fails over and continues to flow. Different models support speeds from 10Mbps up to 40Gbps, for different media types, and one to eight network segments. This pdf buyer's guide  can help delineate the selection parameters.

 

NTO & Network Packet Broker Solutions

Ixia's portfolio of network monitoring switches, or Network Packet Brokers, connect your network to your monitoring tools, with powerful patented features to intelligently aggregate, filter, load balance and de-duplicate network traffic, so the right data gets to each monitoring tool. The portfolio features an intuitive drag-and-drop management interface, consistent across the whole product family, and strong access control, management statistics, and more.

pdf Ixia Vision ONE™  is an all-in-one tool that provides high-performance, lossless visibility, suitable for both inline and out-of-band deployments, with scalable port licensing, newly designed on new hardware, with unparalleled functionality and ease of use.

The broader portfolio includes the Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO) portfolio, ControlTower™ Architecture, and Security Packet Brokers from Net Optics, provides distributed access to monitoring and diagnostic tools, to enable centralized, intelligent monitoring across physical, virtual, and SDN networks. Empowered can help you determine the best options for your needs and budget.

Watch the video to learn how the Vision ONE revolutionizes how you monitor your networks.

 

Empowered understands Visibility & Access

Empowered's team provides the help you need to gain visibility into the traffic traversing your network, and delivering the right data and packets to different security and network monitoring tools - from understanding options, to evaluations, to sourcing the right solution for your needs and budget, and assisting with deployment in your production network, with the ongoing support your team needs.

 

Empowered - Your Experts in Network Visibility

  • Over 16 years of experience and customer relationships working with leading Equipment Manufacturers, Service Providers, Enterprise & Government.
  • Unparalleled depth of experience as a specialist in Network Monitoring, Visibility and Network Access
  • Advanced skills, training and a track record of success in delivering turn-key services to major service providers
  • Professional Services include: System Configuration, System Implementation, Integration & Automation, Training and on-site EmpoweredCare Support

 

 

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