SLA Monitoring — Now Available on the Edge
Whether you're a large corporation or a network service provider, connectivity is the heartbeat of the business. SLAs are increasingly tough to meet, and expectations around quality of service (QoS) are ever rising.
However, it is hard to meet those expectations without monitoring last-mile connectivity — threatening your ability to satisfy customers and maintain network access across branch sites.
In a landscape of costly, complex monitoring solutions, IxProbe is scalable and streamlined — enabling you to:
- Take control of branch SLAs
- Find and fix issues faster with active/synthetic monitoring
- Reduce costly truck rolls
- Deploy at enterprise scale with fast, simple installation
What Is IxProbe?
A One-Of-A-Kind Solution For SLA Monitoring
An inline monitoring probe, IxProbe combines real-time performance monitoring and synthetic quality-of-service (QoS) testing via Hawkeye — putting you in control of your network's edge. With faster troubleshooting and SLA verification, you can ensure peak QoS across your branch offices.
What You Get
Keep A Finger on Your Network's Pulse
When it comes to the edge of your network, you can't afford to be left in the dark. You need updates, notifications, and warnings in real time. That's why IxProbe comes standard with a host of inline monitoring capabilities, including:
- Real-time traffic and link status reporting
- Status changes via SNMP traps
Get Ahead of the Curve
Real-time monitoring is good, but pairing it with active monitoring is even better. With an integrated Hawkeye endpoint in each device, IxProbe lets you proactively monitor for potential problems and conduct a range of QoS tests, including:
- IP network SLA verification
- VOIP and video streaming service quality
- Speed testing and server response times
Improve Operational Efficiency with a Unified Monitoring Architecture
When you have to use multiple applications to accomplish multiple tasks, things can get clumsy fast. That's why we designed IxProbe to integrate seamlessly into our Hawkeye Controller and dashboard, enabling you to:
- Monitor all your data in one convenient place
- Spot trends with historical metrics and KPIs
- Manage/configure devices remotely via GUI
Get Up and Running Fast, No Truck Rolls Required
When you're dealing with hundreds of branches, installation costs can add up quick — especially when you have to dispatch technicians to every site.
With IxProbe's fast and simple deployment, however, you can rest easy. Boasting inline IP adoption and optional pre-configuration, it can be installed in as little as two minutes by non-technical personnel. Simply mail the device to a branch site, have the manager plug it in, and you're good to go.
Prove That You're Delivering What You Promised...Or Getting What You Paid For
Service assurance is more important than ever. As a service provider, it enables you to offer lucrative guaranteed SLAs — and as a customer, it helps you verify you're getting the speeds you paid for. With inline, branch-site deployment, IxProbe can help you capture a range of service assurance analytics, including:
- Service activation and turn up
- Service verification and network readiness
- Continuous SLA monitoring
- Continuous customer experience monitoring
Keysight Hawkeye – The Source of Truth
Synthetic Performance Monitoring for Your Remote Sites
When it comes to monitoring, passively waiting for live network data only gets you so far. If you want to find connectivity issues or performance problems before your subscribers do, you need to be proactive.
That's why every IxProbe integrates seamlessly with Hawkeye, Keysight's active network monitoring platform. By sending a persistent pulse of simulated application traffic to your branch sites, you won't just know not if the link is up, but if your network is capable of supporting the applications you depend on.
Moreover, Hawkeye's central controller gives you an integrated dashboard to monitor your data (inline and active) and control your devices at scale.
Discover the full range of network performance tests, built-in KPIs, available endpoints, and more by visiting the Hawkeye product page.
Monitoring the Last Mile
A Challenge for Service Providers and Enterprises Alike
Monitoring branch sites is important, but not as easy as it may sound. Service providers often partner with peers for last mile delivery — sacrificing visibility and control to deliver outside their geographic footprint.
A solution for the last mile, IxProbe is designed to sit between a service provider's cable modem/NTU and a client's firewall/router. By tapping directly into your edge sites, you get an end-to-end view of your network's performance — putting you in the driver's seat.
Designed for Deployment at Scale
Engineered for Easy OSS Provisioning
For service providers and enterprises alike, scalability is critical. Monitoring branch-site SLAs can potentially mean relying on hundreds, or even thousands, of devices. The last thing you need are tools that are hard to deploy and costly to install.
We built IxProbe with scalability in mind. Designed to easily integrate into your existing operations support system (OSS), IxProbe makes deployment quick, easy, and painless. All you have to do is dispatch a pre-configured device from your warehouse, mail it to a client site, and have the branch manager plug it in. No costly truck rolls or on-site technicians required.
"We spent two years looking for a device like this. Thanks to Ixia (now part of Keysight), we've taken control of last-mile delivery.”
FORTUNE 50 TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY