Streamline Security With An Inline Security Framework
Today’s fast-changing threat landscape may require firewalls, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), intrusion prevention systems (IPSs), anti-virus systems, and other security elements to all be deployed inline. Serial deployment bolsters defenses, but can raise concerns around network uptime, performance, operational ownership, security flexibility, and overall cost. Ixia’s Inline Security Framework offers a proven solution for optimizing inline deployment of security tools while delivering greater security resilience and lowering cost. An intelligent framework including bypass switches and inline packet brokers helps ensure availability, optimize performance, and streamline operation by network security teams.
eBook: The ABCs of Network Visibility
The concepts of network visibility, network monitoring, and network blind spots help you understand what is happening on your network. While some of the terms can be intimidating at first, straightforward definitions eliminate the confusion. Read this book, which is a compilation of blog posts from Ixia network visibility experts, to get a quick and clear understanding of the terminology associated with network monitoring. Over 20 terms are explained. In addition, examples throughout the text provide ideas on how the concepts can be useful to IT networks. See for yourself how easy it is to become a network monitoring expert.
Solution Brief: Get More Value and Extend the Useful Life of Your Security and Monitoring Tools
A well-designed visibility architecture is the low-cost way to significantly maximize the ROI of your security and monitoring tools while increasing the overall value of your monitoring solution. Visibility architectures also allow for immediate inline and out-ofband access points to check for network security intrusions. Ixia has the right type of visibility equipment to help you maximize your ROI. This includes a full range of copper and fiber taps, bypass switches, virtual data center and cloud taps, inline packet brokers for high availability solutions, and out-of-band packet brokers for all of your other monitoring needs.
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).
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.
Case Study: Safeguarding Against Cyberattacks
As a personal lines insurer, there is much to protect. How many times have we all shuddered, hearing about personal information being breached, including identity, financial accounts, and even health records? Cyberattacks are top-of-mind for companies who must maintain a level of trust and integrity with their customers, clients, and partners. Having a security event in 2014 created an even stronger sense of urgency to strengthen overall security through improved network visibility. Awareness of this effort was reported to the CIO, the CISO and even the CEO. Executives undoubtedly do not want to appear in articles on the biggest security breaches, like the one from Network World1 entailing, for example, how data was stolen on 22 million current and former federal employees from the federal Office of Personnel Management.
White Paper: External Bypass Switches
Security is at a premium today for both the enterprise and the consumer. The consumer needs to trust the networks they use, and therefore the enterprise must make securing networks a priority in order to maintain business and brandfidelity.Inline security resources can themselves actually become points of failure and vulnerability. They bring concerns about network uptime, performance, operational ownership, security flexibility and overall costs. Despite redundancy and other protections, they must be taken offline for upgrades and scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Further, if a tool loses power or becomes overprovisioned, the network link can break and traffic cease to flow.
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 White Paper: Ixia 360 Degree Security
When it comes to security, the industry focuses primarily on layers of defense against cyber-attacks. While a good defense is essential, it crumbles under pressure when not balanced with a good offense. Testing and training against realistic loads and cyberattacks before a product or service is deployed uncovers performance and security issues early. Prevent attacks from occurring in the first place and your operational costs will drop. Discovering vulnerabilities at earlier stages is much less expensive for both your products and your business.