What Is a Network Packet Broker (And Why Do You Need One)?
Keysight Technologies is a leading provider of network visibility solutions that help enterprises improve the performance, security, and efficiency of their networks and applications. Keysight's network packet brokers (NPBs) are intelligent devices that aggregate, filter, and deliver network data to security and monitoring tools. NPBs enable better data for better decisions, tighter security, faster problem resolution, increased proactivity, and better return on investment.
Keysight's NPBs offer several features and benefits that set them apart from the competition, such as:
- Zero-loss performance at any speed and with any advanced function enabled, thanks to the FPGA-based architecture and high-density modular chassis.
- Enhanced security with SSL decryption, data masking, application and threat intelligence, and active-active resilience mode for redundant tools.
- Ease-of-use and management with a drag-and-drop graphical user interface, centralized visibility manager, and customizable dashboards and reports.
- Scalability and flexibility with customizable bays that allow enterprises to tailor NPBs to fit their needs and switch out modules as network requirements change.
Keysight's NPB portfolio includes the Vision X network packet broker, which is designed for large and growing data centers that need scalable visibility for data analysis. Vision X offers up to 6.4 Tbps of processing capacity, up to 288 ports per chassis, and support for 1/10/25/40/100/400GE speeds. Vision X also supports advanced features such as NetStack, PacketStack, SecureStack, and AppStack, which provide data manipulation capabilities such as deduplication, load balancing, protocol stripping, SSL decryption, data masking, application identification, geolocation, and metadata extraction.
To learn more about Keysight's network visibility solutions and how they can help enterprises achieve better performance, security, and ROI, visit www.keysight.com or contact your local Keysight office or authorized reseller. You can also access additional resources such as Network Visibility for Dummies Book, Keysight's 2019 Security Report, Network Visibility — Resilience Matters Video, Network Visibility — Feature Compatibility Matters Video, Network Visibility — Performance Matters Video, Network Visibility — Ease of Use Matters Video, and Vision X: Scalable visibility for data centers today and tomorrow.