Networking / February 11, 2020

Everything You Wanted to Know About Complete Network Visibility, but Were Afraid to Ask

If your NetOps, InfoSec, CloudOps or service provider operations teams depend on an array of network and security monitoring tools to get the information needed to do their jobs, our “Definitive Guide™ to Complete Network Visibility,” with an all-new foreword for 2020, is a must-read.

In a complex infrastructure that spans data centers, remote locations, virtual and containerized, and public and private clouds, comprehensive network visibility is critical. Without it, each tool is forced to fetch traffic from every corner of your IT infrastructure — it’s like each house having to dig its own well for water, versus turning on a tap (pun intended).

Figure 1. Download your copy today and learn how to realize the true ROI of security tools, simplify your architecture and gain critical visibility into potential threats.

A next-generation network packet broker (NGNPB), such as the Gigamon Visibility and Analytics Fabric, is the only way to get complete network traffic visibility from a single source.

With the threat landscape continually evolving, and the inevitability of security incidents and breaches, you need comprehensive visibility into network packets (including the encrypted traffic) to detect attackers and malware if they manage to find their way into your infrastructure.

The benefits are many: better security coverage, faster tools deployment, easier network and application troubleshooting, improved network uptime and performance, to name a few.

Your Updated Roadmap to Network Visibility — With a Brand-New Foreword

Since we first published our “Definitive Guide to Complete Network Visibility,” we’ve heard from many IT leaders about how informative it is, so we’ve given it an update, and added a new foreword by yours truly, to provide even more guidance.

As I wrote in the foreword, “This guide gives you a short but thorough overview of NGNPBs: what they are, their most important use cases, how they evolved from yesterday’s network packet brokers, and how they benefit your teams and help them work together.”

Download it now to discover:  

  • What network visibility can do for your organization (most people are surprised at the benefits)
  • The evolution of NGNPBs — how we got here and where we’re going
  • A step-by-step guide to ensure that you choose the correct NGNPB for your business

Investing in the Right Solution: A Checklist

While most, if not all, organizations would benefit from an NGNPB, I cannot stress enough how important it is to find the right one for your organization. In the guide, we offer much more detail, so you’ll want to download it before you start your research, but here are some questions to ask as you begin evaluating solutions:

Figure 2. Get in-depth information about these four use cases.
  • Can it work with all types of data sources and security and network tools in physical, virtual, and public and private cloud environments?
  • Can it scale up to support large numbers of inline and out-of-band tools with very high volumes of traffic?
  • Can it be integrated with popular virtualization and cloud platforms, such as VMware NSX, Cisco ACI, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and OpenStack?
  • Does the vendor have a history of demonstrating a long-term commitment to network packet brokers?

We’re really excited to share this resource with you, because we want to make it easier for you to invest in the right network performance and security solutions, no matter where you are in the DX process. You’ll come away with an understanding of how teams can:

  • Spend less time on repetitive manual tasks collecting and filtering data
  • Have more time for research, analysis and planning
  • Leverage existing tools and stay within budget even during network traffic spikes

I hope it answers your most pressing questions and more. Or if you would like to see one in action, schedule a demo today.



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