Traffic aggregation, replication, packet filtering, and advanced packet processing

A Network Packet Broker improves network visibility, delivering the right data to the right tool at the right time from anywhere on your network.

Out-of-band tools used for network analysis, application performance management, and intrusion detection all require access to the network. Aggregation, regeneration, and packet filtering solutions from Datacom Systems can deliver exactly the data these tools need to perform their critical functions.

What is a Network Packet Broker (NPB)?

A network packet broker is a purpose-built monitoring infrastructure technology, which is installed between an organization’s network infrastructure and their security and management tools. Packet brokers allow organizations to implement a wide range of network tools to access, monitor, and analyze network traffic across the enterprise.

Instead of using a dedicated tool to monitor each network segment, network packet brokers can be installed to collect traffic from multiple network links. They can replicate, aggregate, filter and distribute network packets to assigned monitoring tools. Not only does this allow organizations to collect and consolidate all their critical data, it improves effectiveness and performance of network monitoring and security tools by delivering segmented data from across the network.

diagram of network packet broker on a network

What are the Benefits of a Network Packet Broker (NPB)?

Some of the Benefits Include:

  • Eliminates blind spots present in traditional architectures, improving security and empowering analysis of all data from critical network segments
  • Accelerates deployment of management, monitoring, and security tools by enabling tools to be replaced or upgraded without disrupting the production network
  • Future-proofs the IT environment by creating a security and management abstraction layer that separates the infrastructure from the applications, enabling quick changes and upgrades
  • Optimizes technology infrastructure and data center modernization by allowing enterprises to better manage all their traffic
  • Data de-duplication, filtering and slicing reduce overall traffic volume and improve tool efficiency, which lowers operational cost and extends the life of existing infrastructure and connected tools
Network Packet Broker - VS-G16C4s

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