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Network Visibility — The Key to Minimizing Downtime

By: Yigal Amram October 15, 2018

Every company has become a technology company. No matter what products you sell or what services you provide, networking systems are the backbone for it all. For business leaders, innovative technology means a more productive workforce and better customer experiences. But for the networking and security pros that support that technology, it means more pressure than ever to ma...

Which Network Tap is Right for You?

By: André Vink September 25, 2018

If you haven’t seen our white paper discussing the main differences between network taps and SPAN ports, now is a good time. In any case, it’s worthwhile to point out a few key benefits of network taps. For example, once the taps are installed, they’ll offer you a relatively easy way to interchange (attach and detach) monitoring and analys...

What Do Network Packet Brokers Have to Do With My Security Infrastructure?

By: Yigal Amram August 20, 2018

Networks keep increasing in size and demand on their resources, and although technology is advancing and doing its best to keep up (or even to try to catch up), managing the actual network security has become more complex, and not necessarily less costly. Enterprise networks and service providers mandate their IT and network experts to keep ahead of the game, and the solution usually adopted is to endlessly introduce new inspection and monitoring tools. Thi...

Empowering Network Monitoring Tools

By: Yigal Amram August 15, 2018

Ready to dive in? Today’s blog will present a detailed look at several sample scenarios of how to support and enhance your network monitoring tools. Of course, network monitoring is quite a broad field that includes network and application monitoring, network traffic monitoring, and network performance mon...

Knowledge is Power: NPMD’s, NPB’s, and the Network Visibility layer

By: Yigal Amram August 08, 2018

The great English philosopher, Sir Francis Bacon known for his influence in promoting scientific method, held that the aim of scientific investigation is practical application of the understanding of nature to improve man's condition. He rightly expressed, that “Knowledge is Power”. In a similar manner, visibility and control via NPMD – is a necessary ‘knowledge’ power in the world of networking.

Intent Based Networking – A smart leap forward

By: Yigal Amram July 23, 2018

If you are wondering what an Intent-Based Network (IBN) is all about, Cisco recently described it (in “capsule” form) in a recent introductory paper to the concept, as “A network that predicts, protects and adapts”. <...

Why Bypass Switches are Imperative to your Network Security

By: André Vink July 04, 2018

It’s time to implement bypass switches (or upgrade your existing ones) to ensure your inline network security devices are pulling their weight and offering your enterprise optimum stability and service.

Network Nerd’s @ CISCO Live Orlando 2018

By: Yoram Ehrlich June 20, 2018

The Niagara team has returned from an incredible Cisco Live in Orlando and is reflecting on the fantastic experience for all who attended. It was a lot of fun to meet other network professionals who deeply understand how networks operate and are happy to discuss their day-to-day challenges at levels far more technical than other events. It’s always a pleasure to meet with others who care deeply about technology and how it can address and assist them in detectin...

Exploring Network Bypass Security Scenarios

By: André Vink June 05, 2018

When it comes to the network bypass switch and inline security solutions, you probably have a lot of questions, such as: “What is a bypass switch?”; “How will the bypass switch help if my in-line secur...

Port Mirroring for Network Monitoring Explained

By: Yoram Ehrlich May 22, 2018

Let’s say that we want to study or measure traffic on the network (for example, to detect system intrusion, forecast traffic, analyze performance and measure throughput).