There are a number of tools and capabilities available to engineers and administrators to help them manage and secure large and small-scale networks alike. Still, few capabilities are as fundamental to this task as packet capture (PCAP).
The volume, velocity and variety of data ingested by today’s data-intensive analytic platforms presents a significant challenge for decision makers. It is no longer feasible to rely solely on historical and batch analysis to make well-informed decisions that are timely and actionable.
DPI provides the foundation for policy enforcement and intelligent billing solutions that can help mobile carriers. In essence, DPI allows critical information to be extracted from packet data. This information can be used for traffic management and security purposes.
This white paper provides an overview of the demands of high-performance capture and replay and how these affect the design of capture and replay appliances as well as the underlying network adapter technology on which these appliances depend.
High performance systems have traditionally been associated with customized, proprietary hardware platforms. The rationale is that in order to provide high performance, a unique hardware design is required. For network appliances, this rationale might now be superseded by universal network appliances.
This white paper outlines what is required to achieve nanosecond precision time-stamping and will strive to demystify some of the concepts that lie behind time synchronization and timestamping based on the latest knowledge and solutions.
How can I ensure that I continuously adapt to growing bandwidth and higher line-rates without having to re-architect my design? Scalability can be introduced into DPI systems by utilizing Deep Packet Capture (DPC) technology and a universal network appliance approach.
This white paper provides a new vision for test and measurement equipment vendors: make sure that every engineer who needs a test and measurement system can get one. The availability of commercial off-the-shelf hardware and software now makes it possible to build affordable systems.
Consolidation of application servers using virtualization is one of the main initiatives for data centers. But what about consolidation of network appliances? This paper will investigate alternatives for consolidating multiple network monitoring applications.
A universal network appliance uses commercial off-the-shelf products to provide a generic network appliance platform that can be applied to a number of applications, including network security applications.
The key challenges in deploying SDN and NFV effectively are network management and ensuring performance at high speeds. Virtualization-aware appliances provide the solution by being the bridge between the networks of today and the software-based models of the future.
SDN and NFV are gathering momentum as telecom carriers struggle to manage rapid growth in data traffic. Discussions have focused on the ability of SDN and NFV to make network and service provisioning more agile and flexible. But, do they fully address the challenge facing carriers today?
For effective network monitoring, analysis, test and measurement, precise Ethernet frame time-stamping and accurate time synchronization are essential. As line rates increase the challenge for OEM appliance vendors is ensuring continued precision and accuracy. What are the technology choices available?
Real-Time Big Data Analytics (RTBDA) has emerged as a new topic in big data discussions. The concepts underpinning RTBDA can be applied in a telecom context, but it does require a rethink on what is “real time” and what sources of information can support a RTBDA strategy.
Appliance portfolio management is a hot topic at the moment due to the monitoring and analysis challenges faced by Network Equipment Managers (NEMs). Find out how we can help you can stay ahead of the data deluge by rethinking portfolio development with universal network appliances.
As we enter the generation of cloud computing, big data analysis and mobility, it has become paramount to secure valuable and critical data from cyber threats. Explore the opportunity to protect your critical data, without compromising efficiency, by combining network and security information.
It’s time to rethink performance monitoring. Consider the need for application awareness, unified communications and the expansion of monitoring into new areas, when you are looking into redesigning your monitoring appliances. Prepare for a mindset change.