Ixia Net Optics Security Packet Brokers

Ixia Net Optics Network Security Packet Brokers


Inline traffic aggregation, filtering, deduplication and load balancing

Network Packet Broker (NPB) is category of compact, hardware-based, rack-mounted devices that offer a new approach for handling and manipulating network packets. NPBs optimize the access and visibility of traffic from one or many network links to monitoring, security and acceleration tools. NPB capabilities include:

  • Aggregation of monitored traffic from multiple links/segments
  • Filtering and grooming of traffic to relieve overburdened monitoring tools
  • Load-balancing traffic across a pool of tools
  • Regeneration of traffic to multiple tools

NPBs intelligently distribute traffic flowing from network devices across various port mappings-many-to-many, any-to-many, many-to-any, and any-to-any. Formerly NPBs were known as data monitoring switches, data access switches, matrix switches, or traffic aggregators. The category of NPB encompasses all of these.

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Ixia xStream 40

The Ixia xStream™ 40 is a network packet broker for monitoring high-speed network traffic, letting you share the network’s rapidly increasing traffic load among multiple tools.

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Ixia xStream 10

Comprehensive security packet brokering for 10G networks, delivering filtering, aggregation, and load-balancing.

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Ixia xFilter

Advanced Network Packet Optimization Appliance

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Ixia Director

Smart filtering to direct traffic of interest to monitoring tools