Application Visibility—Going Beyond Network Visibility

Managing networks is no longer about bits, bytes, and packets, but about application behavior and user experience. Managing applications and user experience drives the need for deeper visibility into your network, which comes from making higher-value data available to your network monitoring tools.

Most network packet brokers offer functions that include granular filtering, load balancing, and deduplication, and some even have a packet capture/decode function. But Ixia’s solution goes beyond these data visibility functions to also offer advanced application intelligence.

Scott Register, Ixia Sr. Director, Product Management presented Ixia’s newest product offering that represents a fundamental shift in network packet broker functionality. Ixia’s new Application and Threat Intelligence Processor (ATIP) works with the company’s Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) to provide the real-time application traffic and metadata that is vital to garnering a complete picture of your network via external monitoring tools.

Users can see real-time application-level traffic and metadata through a web API, NetFlow/IxFlow, or an internal dashboard. Adding valuable application information to super-charge your monitoring tools, the ATIP delivers information such as: where users are located, what apps they are using, what handset they are using, and who is having an application failure–even for custom apps.

With the ATIP, your monitoring tools will have access to not just packets, but actionable application insight.

Check out Scott’s show-floor interview.

Application Visibility—Going Beyond Network Visibility

 

Thanks to Ixia for the article.

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