Visibility and Monitoring

Solving your network problems requires strong visibility and adequate monitoring of your network, otherwise, you’re stumbling around blindly. Your security and network monitoring tools are only as good as your visibility, and you need to be able to see the ENTIRE network.

Comprehensive Traffic Adaptation to Meet Your Business Needs and Save You Money

The visibility adaptation layer is an important driving force in cutting operating costs and improving ROI, enabling maximal cost-effectiveness in how you manage and secure your resources. By implementing our full range of products, you can enhance this layer so that it offers not only critical visibility but the capability to adapt traffic for each required service.

The visibility adaptation layer adjusts and modifies traffic for each required service as needed, by blocking, filtering, aggregating, replicating, stripping, tunneling, load balancing and more—at up to 100Gb rates. Our products can also apply other traffic processing capabilities, such as de-duplication to offload advanced processing capabilities to the visibility layer.

Integrated Network Monitoring Tools Work Alone or Together for Optimum Effectiveness
At the lowest level – the Visibility access points level – Niagara Networks components are designed to work best together as well as initially being capable of acting as self-contained and independent modules within the network topology. Each access point, whether serviced by one of our network taps, network packet brokers (NPBs), or network bypass switches, is a seamless yet necessary part of the overall design.

At the same time, hybrid components as well modules that are made up of specific combinations of network visibility layer enhancing devices are employed as specific building blocks for key network links and access points. An example of this would be a combination of NPBs and bypass switches. In another example, the network bypass switch can even be used as a network tap. In any and all cases, however, the correct placement of the individual network monitoring tools (or groups thereof) is the key and essential ingredient for an effective integrated network performance.

At the higher level – the Services level – Niagara Networks offers the right balance of tools and modules – specifically the N2 series and the Niagara Visibility Controller (NVC). The scenarios and tasks they are meant to handle range from the simplest, straightforward requirements, to the most complex of network topologies. This provides for full, pervasive network visibility that is so mission critical in the network’s performance, its management and troubleshooting requirements, and particularly in ensuring the maximum network security muscle for the enterprise.

The two levels of Niagara Networks offerings (the Services and the Visibility layers) and the solutions they provide, make for a stable and secure enterprise network.

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