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SDN & NETWORK MONITORING

Before implementing SDN, network architects must ensure that they have a solid visibility plane that ensures 100% of packets will be seen by the SDN controller.

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END-TO-END SDN VISIBILITY WITH NETWORK TAPS

END-TO-END VISIBILITY
Our network TAPs from Garland Technology provide 100% network visibility, while providing anytime network access.
INTRUSION DETECTION
Dropped packets and over-subscribed ports leave your network blind to cyber threats.
COST SAVINGS
Allows you to optimize your applications and network links, resulting in significant cost savings.

SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKING

SDN is a new approach to designing, building and managing networks that decouples the network's data plane from the control plane.

SDN centralizes the network control by separating control logic to off-device computers, requiring you to have a method of communication between the two planes, data and control. With SDN you have a high level of flexibility in terms of dictating switches and routers, and how the forwarding plane handles network traffic and data flow through the network.

Network TAPs play a critical role in the design of a virtual network such as SDN. Visibility is required for both the data plane and control plane. A Network TAP is placed between the ends of the network to pass complete packet copies of traffic flowing between the control and forwarding devices/software.

As bandwidth has increased and applications have become more complex, the reality of SDN has become apparent. In large enterprises with physical connections spread out over a number of remote locations, SDN permits the manipulation of traffic and data flow from a single dashboard.

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Why is visibility critical with SDN?

Centralized control of traffic flows is critical for monitoring 40G and 100G networks. Before implementing SDN, network architects must ensure they have a solid visibility plane that ensures 100% of packets will be seen by the SDN controller.

KEEP IN MIND
  1. SDN decouples the data plane from the control plane
  2. Visibility is required for both the data plane and the control plane

Centralized control of traffic flows is be critical for monitoring 40G and 100G networks. Before implementing SDN, network architects must ensure that they have a solid visibility plane that ensures 100% of packets will be seen by the SDN controller.

To achieve complete transparency with application monitoring tools, network architects must account for solutions and functions such as:

  • Network analyzers
  • Bandwidth management
  • Computer forensic analysis and data capture
  • Content filtering
  • Data leakage prevention (DLP)
  • Lawful interception
  • Intrusion detection

NETWORK TAPS

Garland Technology network TAPs provide 100% network visibility, while providing anytime network access. A foundation of visibility starts with network TAPs that feed your monitoring and security tools all the data - every bit, byte and packet they need to successfully secure and monitor your network.

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