Intelligent Bypass (iBypass) Switches
Bypass SwitchesFailsafe devices to ensure uptime and high availability of monitoring and security deployments
Ixia iBypass: Avoid 5 Common Security Risks in One Easy Step
With multi-million-dollar security breaches continuing to make headlines, businesses continue to invest in advanced security defenses—next-generation firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (NGFW and NGIPS), data leak prevention (DLP), distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation, and others. But along with the obvious challenge of having to manage the growing complexity, deploying multiple security elements inline can introduce new vulnerabilities and put availability at risk. Several of these can be overcome by installing a simple, low-cost device called a bypass switch along with new security elements. At the most basic level, a bypass switch adds a layer of protection against planned and unplanned events taking down security devices and entire network links. Bypass intelligence removes risk and cost during deployment and day-to-day operation, preventing vulnerabilities from arising as you build out your state-of-the-art security infrastructure.
White Paper: Evaluating Inline Security Fabric Key Considerations
Monitoring requires processing an exploding amount of data. Your security infrastructure must be strong enough to protect your assets and data, and efficient enough to not impact network or application response time. Your security solutions should have the features and options to get maximum value from your security budget. Ixia offers a Security Fabric with all that, plus the ability to monitor traffic everywhere in your network, context-aware intelligence to optimize tool performance, and self-healing resiliency to completely recover from any tool failure.
Infographic: Security Fabric
Secure Networks Have Four Things in Common
Case Study: Payment Services Co Ibypass And Xstream
Visibility Compliance Saved This Payment Services Company $3,000,000 in Tool Costs with a $290,000 investment, for 10X ROI
Ixia Bypass Switches
Overview of how using Ixia External Bypass Switches safeguards your networks. Learn more at http://www.ixiacom.com/products/bypass-switches
www.youtube.com Taking the Risk and Cost Out of Security Upgrades
Migrating to next-generation intrusion prevention systems (NGIPS) or other specialized security tools can be a costly proposition. It can also add risk. You will need to be ready for just about anything, and you can be, if you deploy new tools in tandem with external bypass switches, such as Ixia’s Intelligent Bypass (iBypass) solutions.Along with greater need to maintain high availability (HA), newer security devices deployed inline may also introduce single points of failure in that one failed appliance has the potential to bring down the entire link. Last but not least, the deployment itself may not go as planned, resulting in prolonged downtime and exposure and a too-costly use of precious maintenance windows.
Ixia Visibility for the Enterprise Brochure
Are users complaining “the network is slow?” Or “Skype isn’t working?” Is your security team chasing too many false positives? Will your data center investment produce the return on investment (ROI) your executive e-staff expects? Stronger applications, tighter security, and higher returns on your IT investment all hinge on being able to see inside your network. Only with total visibility across your physical and virtual networks can your teams—and your tools—make exactly the right decisions at exactly the right time.
Cisco Inline Security Resilience with Ixia Bypass
Scaling FirePower Inline or Out – Doug Hurd, of Cisco Security, discusses how Ixia's Visibility Architecture helps get monitoring data to its FirePowerPlatform.Learn more at https://www.ixiacom.com/resources/cisco-and-ixia-extend-security-everywhere-more-visibility-and-control
www.youtube.com White Paper: Plan Your Firewall Migration to Increase Security Resilience
If you will be upgrading or migrating to a next generation firewall, take the opportunity to also review your overall security architecture. You spend significant time and money to implement, maintain, and upgrade your security infrastructure. Make sure your security tool architecture is designed to maximize value and efficiency. Limit the risk of downtime to your network. Keep your applications strong. All these benefits start with the simple addition of a bypass switch. For more advanced architectures, add a network packet broker. This paper examines how you can achieve these goals and implement a resilient security fabric—one that delivers a selfhealing, highly-available security architecture to complement your next-generation firewall (NGFW).