Niagara's Packet Brokers deliver access to network data to NetOps & SecOps to enable detection, investigation and response to threats in real-time.
Our NPB solutions are empowered by comprehensive Technology Alliance Program with world-class technology leaders and deployed in the world's most prominent networks.
Niagara’s NPB advanced solutions perform a range of crucial functionalities for all types of networks, even those with extremely complex architectures and that are resource-intensive including:
In their role as data analyzers, Niagara’s Packet Brokers can also handle deduplication of redundant (duplicate) packets before they reach analysis or security tools within the network, that are passed along by multiple TAPs forwarding their data traffic. The NPBs will eliminate those duplicates and make sure network tools do not waste resources on handling redundant data.
Basic data packet manipulation schema includes one network link, to one tool (one-to-one), one network link to multiple tools (one-to-many), multiple network links to one tool (many-to-one) and multiple network links to multiple tools (many-to-many) – interlaced and load
Niagara Networks offers a broad range of Network Packet Brokers that can be optimized for different use cases and application scenarios,
providing your organization with the following 5 major benefits:
1. Solves architectural complexity whilst creating clear segmentation of network traffic to networking monitoring and security tools
2. Ultra-high granular view of packet flows from any TAP use case including Niagara's CloudRay virtual TAP solution
3. Simplify Application and Network Performance (APM / NPM) analytics and reporting
4. Streamline security analytics and advanced threat inspection and prevention
5. Maximise tool efficiency and scale - optimization of traffic capacity and reduction of duplicated and non-relevant headers and payload
Niagara’s signature FixedBroker is a high density, high performance, NPB series that packs a lot of power into a compact, 1U form factor. FixedBroker supports non-blocking fabric and a wide range of network interfaces up to 100Gb.
Some models offer multiple network interface types for easy aggregation and stacking. All FixedBroker models include Niagara’s pioneering Packet Heartbeat technology and FabricFlow technology for an exhaustive built-in set of packet broker features including replication, aggregation, filtering, tunnel handling, load balancing, and more.
Niagara's cutting edge multi-purpose
N2 series is the ultimate visibility solution. It provides a single multi-purpose platform that covers all of the visibility adaptation scenarios required in a network. The N2 series can be populated with a wide range of high density, high versatility, processor-accelerated modules that enable our Open Visibility Platform that can host 3rd party applications and expand traffic intelligence all the way to the application layer.
With a modular design, it supports advanced FabricFlow technology
Niagara's optimized all-in-one bypass TAP and Network Packet Broker.
This multifunctional solution combines hybrid bypass TAP functionality with a fully featured network packet broker. This flexibility lets you configure up to 8 1/10/25Gb multipurpose bypass segments, or up to 48 1/10/25Gb I/O packet broker ports, or any combination of bypass segments and packet broker ports.