Network Visibility

Real-time, end-to-end dynamic network intelligence for physical, virtual, SDN and NFV networks

Ever wonder what visibility really means to your organization? Hear what Ixia's (now part of Keysight) Recep Ozdag, VP Product Management, has to say about visibility and why it matters for your organization's network.

Dynamic network intelligence from physical, virtual, SDN and NFV networks helps you enhance crucial networking, data center and cloud business assets.

Step 1: Capture all your network traffic by tapping every network link

Step 2: Through non-production links, traffic flows to one or more Vision network packet brokers where duplicate data is removed then filtered using NetStack, PacketStack, SecureStack and AppStack visibility intelligence capabilities

Step 3: Your security, performance and monitoring tools receive the most appropriate data stream, tailored specifically for that tool; your tools work more efficiently, and most effectively

Taps, Aggregators, Regenerators

The foundation of dynamic network intelligence, network taps provide 100 percent visibility and easy access to network data. When a monitoring tool is needed, simply connect the device to the tap instead of taking down the link and interrupting traffic. Taps pass all network traffic—including Layer 1 and 2 errors—without introducing bottlenecks or points of failure. Regardless of interface or location in the network, we provide a tap solution, including copper taps, and multimode and single mode fiber taps at speeds up to 400Gbps with media conversion models available.

Vision Portfolio: Network Packet Brokers

Taps provide raw traffic to network packet brokers which then filter, deduplicate, decrypt and otherwise streamline it to provide dynamic network intelligence for monitoring, performance and security tools. Known for their easy-to-use web interface, Keysight's packet brokers do all the heavy lifting when it comes to managing filter rules, making it easy to manage change while freeing up valuable time to focus on other things. Data is then sent to security, performance and analytics tools; these tools can perform at an optimal level because they receive the right data in the right format and at a manageable throughput. In the case of inline deployments, approved data is then sent back into your network. Keysight offers single pane of glass management and configuration options, which allows you to scale in both physical and virtual environments.

Cloudlens: Packet-Level Visibility For Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud

Migrating mission-critical workloads to the cloud requires actionable intelligence for IT security and analytics tools — which are only as effective as the data they see. IT’s challenge is to ensure that the infrastructure delivers applications that are reliable, fast, and secure. Business changes are forcing IT to gain greater insight and understanding of the network to maximize performance. Keysight CloudLens™ delivers end-to-end visibility and provides context-aware data processing across all cloud environments — public, private and hybrid cloud — making applications stronger by providing a high level of network intelligence.

Bypass Switches

When a network monitoring device such as an IPS is deployed inline in a network, it is vital to ensure that traffic continues to flow in all circumstances, even if the IPS loses power, so that mission-critical business applications remain available. A bypass switch is an excellent solution that keeps traffic flowing, for failsafe implementation of inline security tools.

Visibility Management

Keysight offers an easy-to-use, intuitive click-and-drop NPB interface to allow operators to make connections from taps or SPAN ports to their connected tools. The configuration of filters is streamlined and easy, with overall setup requiring minimal time and effort, even for large shops and complicated networks. No professional services or expensive training is required to learn and implement the Keysight visibility solutions. This eliminates the need to use time-consuming command line interface (CLI) or web user interface (WebUI) dialogs, or invest hours or days designing complex logic.

Keysight Fabric Controller (KFC) is a SDN controller for visibility that allows multiple network packet brokers to work collectively within a single pane of glass. IFC extends a full set of API controls and integrates with Cisco ACI, as well as other SDN architectures.

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