1 HIGH-PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS FOR MONITORING AND SECURING YOUR NETWORK A Next-Generation Intelligent Network Access Guide OPEN UP TO THE OPPORTUNITIES
2 Net Optics solutions dramatically increase reliability, availability, and cost-efficiency across industries Today s IT challenges are multiplying exploding data volumes, tightening regulations, new applications and users and rack space is shrinking. Net Optics leads the field with ingenious new solutions and approaches to securely and cost-effectively monitor the vital network links that connect your information assets. Our solutions are compact and power-efficient to lower your costs and keep your data center environmentally compliant while improving the flow and reliability of your link traffic.
3 See Net Optics solutions in action A telecom provider monitors high-volume traffic and solves issues of congestion, QoS, oversubscription, and bandwidth demands as its network scales to 40 Gbps. A government agency masters Lawful Interception challenges while gaining scalability for 10Gbps connectivity. A financial enterprise gains passive access and centralizes the management of network traffic monitoring. A healthcare entity solves issues of database monitoring, latency, network disruption, and power outages. All organizations simplify management, eliminate congestion, and gain a centralized view of devices and traffic flow throughout the network with Net Optics Indigo Pro.
4 A Major Telecom Monitors High-Volume Traffic In a Network Scaling to 40G GOAL: Provide reliable, transparent, cost-effective access to wireless traffic tor QoS management tools and billing systems. CHALLENGES: Congestion, oversubscription, billing efficiency issues, and triple-play bandwidth demands. SOLUTION: Tap the traffic between SGSNs and GGSNs using data monitoring switches. Aggregate traffic from multiple 10 gigabit links for flexible monitoring coverage. Smart Filtering appliances direct traffic of interest to monitoring tools. BENEFITS: Net Optics solves core network complexity and raises reliability, providing high rack density and reducing the number of links to the QoS and billing systems. The telecom is able to load balance and drill down with filtering for directed monitoring and troubleshooting, while eliminating the risk of lost data due to switch failure, overload, or misconfiguration. The solution cleanly isolates QoS monitoring tools and billing systems from the service traffic, ensuring no interference with customer service. Complexity and costs are reduced, while efficiency and productivity increase.
5 Performance Monitor Protocol Analyzer Traffic Recorder Billing QoS Lawful Intercept Monitoring Tools Each taps 12 x 1G links Access Tapped Link Switching BTS DS-1, ES-1, or E1 PCM or IP IP IP IP Internet BTS BSC SGSN Glossary BTS Base Transceiver Station BSC Base Station Controller SGSN Serving GPRS support node GGSN Gateway GPRS support node MGW Media gateway PSTN Public switched telephone network Protocols IP Internet Protocol SONET Synchronous optical networking SDH Syncrhonous digital hierarchy PCM Pulse code modulation GGSN IP MGW SONET or SDH PSTN performs monitoring access on a 3G/4G infrastructure.
6 Law Enforcement Uses Net Optics Solutions to Monitor Traffic of Interest GOAL: Enable a focus on select traffic of interest based on protocols, IP addresses, ports, and VLANs. Deploy a pool of 10G and 1G tools across a large number of 10G network links for remote, centralized control of which traffic streams are directed to each tool. CHALLENGES: Maintain high availability, undetectability, and unobtrusiveness; avoid dropped packets a significant monitoring risk, particularly in encryption; relieve oversubscribed monitoring tools. SOLUTION: Net Optics provides the access part of a Lawful Interception solution with Taps and switches that can be configured to carry out network monitoring. Net Optics and Link Aggs can aggregate a group of traffic links and pick out conversations with the same IP address pair from any of the links. BENEFITS: The solution enables Law Enforcement to view more traffic with fewer monitoring tools, and to gain 100 percent visibility at any point with zero dropped packets, as well as share tools and data access among groups without contention. Pro achieves better pre-filtering, thanks to its Deep Packet Inspection feature, and helps law enforcement hone in on a specific phone number or credit card number.
7 IDS IDS IDS Protocol Analyzer Lawful Intercept Monitoring Tools Access ilink Agg Tapped Links Switching INTERNAL NETWORK Router INTERNET Router Switch Matrix Net Optics solutions optimize performance of a Lawful Interception architecture.
8 A Financial Enterprise Gains Passive Access and Management of Network Traffic Monitoring GOAL: Simplify and centralize monitoring of network security and performance, enable expansion, monitor DPI, achieve load balancing, gain 100 percent non-intrusive visibility into network links. CHALLENGES: Scale to reflect expansion of company to additional floors; enable total traffic visibility; attach monitoring tools to network without affecting traffic; handle microburst, latency, availability, and reliability issues; minimize costs through improved tool utilization. SOLUTION: Use Net Optics data monitoring switches to enable visibility and centralize monitoring management; use inline network Taps (rather than Span ports, which can introduce latency and drop packets) to pass all of the link traffic even packets with CRC errors to the monitoring tool. BENEFITS: Net Optics is the ideal vendor to enable network expansion, providing comprehensive monitoring access to network activity; minimizing costs through improved tool utilizations; enabling total traffic visibility without introducing a point of failure; and improving performance and troubleshooting.
9 Protocol Analyzer Performance Monitor Performance Monitor Performance Monitor Monitoring Tools Access Span Sessions Span Sessions Switching INTERNET Router VLAN 1 VLAN 2 VLAN 3 VLAN 1 VLAN 2 VLAN 3 VLAN 1 VLAN 2 VLAN 3 First Floor Second Floor Third Floor Net Optics solutions aggregate, regenerate, switch, and filter data streams from many points.
10 A Healthcare Company Streamlines Its Infrastructure and Solves Database Monitoring and Network Disruption Issues GOAL: Improve uptime, capacity, and performance; enable database monitoring, prevent network disruptions during power outages, preserve state of each network port, and manage traffic. CHALLENGES: Outdated infrastructure causes network disruptions, latency problems, dropped packets, and power outage issues. SOLUTION: Deploy data monitoring switch in a new infrastructure; provide non-intrusive aggregation, regeneration, and filtering of traffic, allowing monitoring tools to operate at peak performance. BENEFITS: s daisy-chaining capability delivers needed scalability for growth. The provider gains 100 percent traffic visibility in real time with minimal latency and zero impact on applications or network while enhancing server and network performance. The solution improves troubleshooting and tool efficiency by aggregating under-utilized links. Pre-loaded filters and intuitive GUI enhance ease of use, while Network Modules enable modularity and superior scalability for seamless configuration.
11 Response Time Monitor Database Monitor Web Application Monitor Network Analyzer Network Forensics Monitoring Tools Access Tapped Links Switching Lab, Web and Servers INTERNET Firewall Router Switch Switch Medical Record File Servers Firewall Edge Router Switch Core Switch Department Subnetworks A healthcare providerʼs new infrastructure doubles port density and reduces costs while maximizing return on investment.
12 All Organizations Reduce Operational Costs, Solve Complexity and Fault Management Issues, and Eliminate Congestion GOAL: Achieve a simple, centralized view of hundreds of Net Optics devices for ease of management; capture and visualize traffic statistics. CHALLENGES: Reduce operational costs, management complexity, and congestion while enhancing security. Deploy quickly and easily. SOLUTION: Indigo Pro is an advanced total management solution that provides element management, rich graphics, and a dashboard, enabling collection and visualization of all traffic statistics generated by Net Optics devices throughout the network. BENEFITS: Working hand-in-hand with other network management systems, Indigo Pro expands overall network intelligence and greatly improves operational efficiency. A user can click on any device to see status and traffic conditions, then drill down for detailed configuration parameters. This 1U 19 rackmount device is a simple, effective way to identify, locate, monitor, and manage by means of a single console.
13 Monitoring Tools itap ilink Agg Indigo Pro itap Access Switching Data Center 1 Data Center 2 Santa Clara INTERNET Berlin Departmental LANs Departmental LANs Indigo Proʼs discovery process quickly locates all Net Optics devices throughout the network and presents an easy-to-read topology map.
14 NET OPTICS MONITORING ACCESS PLATFORM (MAP) With five families of products, including taps, bypass switches, port and link aggregators, regeneration taps, and data monitoring switches, Net Optics offers you a one-stop solution to meet your network access needs. Answer the challenge of managing any number of monitoring and security deployments with the Indigo Pro Management Platform.
15 ON OFF indigo PRO Forensic Network Tap Analyzer IDS IPS itap IDS Pro Regeneration Tap Forensic IDS Forensic Analyzer RMON Analyzer RMON ibypass Switch ilink Agg Xstream IPS
16 Founded in April 1996, Net Optics is the global leader in intelligent network access solutions, helping more than 6,300 enterprises, service providers and government organizations improve network performance, enhance security, and maintain regulatory compliance. Net Optics is a registered trademark, and xstream, Smart Filtering,, Pro, ilink Agg xstream, Indigo Pro, itap and Regeneration Tap are trademarks of Net Optics, Inc. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged. Copyright Net Optics, Inc. All rights reserved.
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