Network Visibility Controllers play an important tactical role, allowing operations and engineering teams to extend the life of capacity-limited management tools despite relentless increases in networking link speeds.
Boulder, CO. (PRWEB) November 05, 2013
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today released its latest research report entitled, “Network Visibility Controllers: Best Practices for Mainstreaming Monitoring Fabrics.” Based on research criteria defined by EMA VP of Research, Network Management, Jim Frey, this major research study investigates the impact that this technology is having on networking & security management disciplines, including how deployments are taking place and which features and capabilities are having greatest impact.
Network Visibility Controllers (NVCs) - also known as network monitoring switches or network packet brokers - are advanced management infrastructure products that gather, manipulate, and distribute network packet streams to monitoring and analysis tools ranging from protocol analyzers to intrusion detection and prevention. These products have gone mainstream due to growing network speeds and increasing demand for effective network performance and security monitoring.
This in-depth research will:
Review the ways in which NVCs are most commonly being deployed, both today and looking forward
Expose the impact of server and network virtualization technologies on packet-based monitoring and how organizations are adapting
Reveal which NVC features are most crucial in support of network and security monitoring
Detail architectural and administrative attributes that are making the most difference
Unveil perceptions and experiences regarding NVC alternatives such as enhanced Ethernet switches and SDN
“The NVC sector has been growing very fast over the past several years as organizations turn to these solutions to extend the reach and resilience of network and security monitoring and analysis products,” said Frey. “They have also played an important tactical role, allowing operations and engineering teams to extend the life of capacity-limited management tools despite relentless increases in networking link speeds. As a result, NVCs represent core building blocks for the packet-based monitoring and analysis fabrics that are becoming a part of mainstream management architectures.”
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