Enabling efficient and timely security and network monitoring is critical for any fiber network. It is the only way for enterprises, government agencies, and service providers to know what is happening on their network and who is accessing it. But the exploding volume of traffic on most networks today— combined with the need to optimize major investments in numerous monitoring devices and security tools—requires efficiency measures: filtering the right traffic to the right tool, and ensuring there are no network “blind spots” that could contribute to oversight of security threats or prolonged trouble isolation.
Ixia’s Vision 5236 is the perfect solution for achieving high-density visibility in all parts of a fiber network. The Vision 5236 network packet broker (NPB) can accommodate expanding networks with its modular design. Two slots allow the addition of up to four additional 10GE ports using the 5200 Series expansion modules. And Vision 5236’s ability to support 10Mbps 10GE Ethernet makes it a flexible option.
Vision 5236's features an easy-to-use drag-and-drop control panel accommodates complete system re-configurations and aggregates and filters traffic as needed to critical monitoring tools, increasing efficiency and keeping expenses low. With Ixia NPBs, you can easily modify your configuration and filters as needed without altering physical connections or conducting detailed research to ensure that your changes will not adversely affect other tools or impede network traffic. And for even greater convenience, you can quickly and efficiently update software and licensing through the same control panel.