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Is Security “Tool Sprawl” Your Hectic Reality?
The threat landscape is constantly evolving and so are the security systems designed to address it. More tools mean more security, right? If only that were true. Unfortunately, evaluating, upgrading, testing and adding security systems places new demands on security and network operations. The challenges are especially acute when it comes to scaling out security deployments across your networks and datacenters. Can your security systems keep up as you upgrade your networks to 10G, 40G and 100G?
Security-optimized, Hardware-accelerated Performance
Packet flow switching from NETSCOUT solves the problem of limited packet visibility by creating a unified packet plane that logically separates security systems from the network, thereby de-risking and streamlining your security deployments. nGenius Packet Flow Switches (PFS) are appliances that optimize the flow of packets from the network to the security systems.
They perform key flow management functions, such as speed conversion, aggregation, and load balancing, acting as a “traffic cop” and taking the load off your security systems. At the same time, they ensure uninterrupted monitoring in the event of a power loss or tool failure, so that traffic can be quickly rebalanced.
The Need for Security Visibility at Scale
You need full packet visibility, so that your security systems can perform their job effectively. In order to achieve the highest efficiency, they should only be processing the traffic they are designed the see. Otherwise, precious processing resources are consumed by filtering or load balancing the packets, before the security logic can be applied to them.
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No one understands the challenges service providers face when it comes to optimizing security systems better than NETSCOUT. Speak to one of our experienced subject matter experts to address your unique needs. We’ve got answers.
nGenius PFS appliances perform advanced functions in hardware, rather than on a CPU, which can limit throughput and introduces variable latency. With the NETSCOUT solution, your monitoring systems will see the exact same traffic that comes in—without packet drops or extra latency.
The industry’s highest capacity for passive security monitoring—with 6TB of line-rate throughput per chassis
Scalability from 1G to 100G, delivering the highest density on the market in either 100G, 40G, 10G or 1G ports
For active (inline) monitoring, full application health checks and conditional triggers ensure that your security systems perform as designed and that your monitoring infrastructure can automatically respond to any contingencies.
nGenius software-based tool chaining allows you to place your security systems into a customizable virtual chain. This reduces the port requirement by 50 percent, freeing up ports to connect more systems.
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