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Software-Defined Session Intelligence for Scalable, On-Demand Network Visibility
As the world’s leading service providers transform their networks from traffic-delivery pipes into agile and scalable platforms for service innovation, they are increasingly relying on an ecosystem of out-of-band analytics tools to monitor, orchestrate, secure, and monetize their networks. Out-of-band analytics tools in turn depend on specialized “network visibility” infrastructure—commonly known as Network Packet Brokers (NPBs)—to aggregate, replicate, and forward relevant traffic flows to them for analysis.
Simplified Management and Provisioning
Service providers and enterprises deploy Network Packet Brokers (NPBs) to build monitoring networks that feed replicated traffic flows from production networks to monitoring and analytics tools. These monitoring networks often have an expansive, layered footprint of aggregation and core NPBs distributed across the network, creating numerous operational challenges. As the number of management endpoints grows, provisioning, configuring, and upgrading NPBs become more time-consuming and error-prone. In addition, several departments within the organization share the monitoring infrastructure, but each has its own visibility requirements. Providing access only to flows that are relevant to a particular group of users therefore becomes an important undertaking.
With the growing adoption of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), these challenges now also extend into the realm of virtualized networking and monitoring infrastructures.