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Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

By: Yigal Amram October 29, 2018

What Network IDS/IPS Can Do For You IDS and IPS function together as network intrusion detection and prevention systems – generally called IPS or IDPS. The IDS (intrusion detection system) is limited in functionality, because its sole role is to detect. When it detects a potential intrusion, all it is designed to do is to alert an IT administrator or IT security personnel of the potential threat or breach, and they will then take it...

Network Visibility Layer: 6 Benefits and a Bonus

By: André Vink October 22, 2018

Were you ever curious to see what lay behind the face of an old mechanical Grandfather clock or even a pocket watch? – How the mechanism worked and how all the complex set of gears, springs, and wheels meshed and worked in tandem? If the mechanism was designed and built right, then everything would work to precision: “Like a Swiss clock” people used to say.

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 Network Packet Brokers Have to Do With Security Infrastructure | Niagara Networks

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 too...

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...