Monitoring budgets continue to decline or remain stagnant while networks continue to expand. New technologies advance network performance and security analytics and allow architectures to improve monitoring while reducing CAPEX.
Visibility is at the Heart of Network Analytics
Network analytics is about responding quickly to network outages, performance and latency issues, or security concerns quickly. This is based on the fact that any one of these issues could take organizational operations offline, and introduce both financial and legal risk. In order for engineers to respond to an issue, first they must become aware of it, stressing the importance of network visibility. Deploying a best-in-class monitoring solution that would enable greater network visibility while reducing CAPEX to meet budgetary constraints is optimal for any competitive organization.
Traditional Monitoring Methods Leaves Blind Spots
The traditional 1:1 approach for connecting analytics tools to network links leaves blind spots even with a large investment of tools. These tools, hard-wired to a single traffic source, inefficiently leave spare analytics capacity unused, and leave engineers blind to activity on the rest of the network. In this sense, the more tools in the network the greater the visibility. But today's engineers are faced with a shrinking or stagnant CAPEX budget while the networks continue to expand.
The VSS System Offers 100% Visibility with Reduced CAPEX
The VSS Network Packet Broker offers 100% network visibility while reducing CAPEX. It does this by allowing traffic from multiple sources to be mirrored or directed to any network analytics tool connected across the LAN, WAN or the Cloud. This maximizes network visibility by allowing all traffic of interest from any SPAN or TAP to be continuously captured. Directing traffic from multiple sources eliminates the need for redundant tools and carrying additional service contracts, greatly reducing CAPEX.