Ixia and FishNet Demonstrate Visibility Automation

April 3, 2014 by Ixia Blog Team

Ixia’s Sales Engineer Stephen Bavington and FishNet’s Solutions Marketing Strategist Andy Duewel presented a great talk in FishNet’s booth, demonstrating how automation can power-up your monitoring solution.

Network monitoring continues to advance in both technical capabilities and usefulness. New features (like automation) drive to the core need for network monitoring – delivering the right data at the right time to the right destination. These advances increase the efficiency of the IT operations group and provide real-time responsiveness to help eliminate network problems as fast as possible. Ixia believes that network monitoring should be as big as the problem, not as big as the network.

With automation, you can monitor the pieces you need to, when you need to, because the right data is forwarded to the right destination for real-time analysis. When automation is combined with a network monitoring switch, near real-time responses can be achieved. It’s a proactive approach used to efficiently minimize security threats and dramatically decrease the mean time to repair (MTTR) for your network. Faster responses to problems result in a shorter mean time to diagnosis and a corresponding faster mean time to repair.

When it comes to security, time is of the essence. Using Ixia network visibility solutions RESTful API and a few simple PERL scripts, Steve and Andy showed how your network monitoring can adjust, execute actions, and report security incidents automatically – based on set conditions and traffic types.

The big upshot for network operators is less for more: fewer resources needed to monitor more network functions, and less time spent diagnosing and resolving more issues.

Additional Resources:

FishNet Security

Ixia Network Visibility Architecture