Overcoming Limited Access Points and Increasing Bandwidths

February 27, 2014 by Ixia Blog Team

In a study of fortune 500 companies last year, it took 243 days (median) before attackers that were present on a victim network were detected and 63% of companies learned they were breached from an external entity!* Brian Stoner, FireEye Director of Alliances, Technology Integration Partners, told us how FireEye is set on bringing these numbers down with a combination of its firewall appliances and Ixia’s Net Optics products.

Organizations have difficulty deploying security and monitoring tools they really need because of limited access points, which ultimately create the “blind spots” that contribute to the statistics above. Additionally, high availability, redundancy, scalability, and security are more difficult to achieve with constantly-increasing bandwidths. So FireEye has partnered with Net Optics to help its security solution customers overcome these specific challenges.

Net Optics Bypass Switch and xBalancer provide the inline capabilities needed to maximize FireEye’s effectiveness in the network, as well as future-proofing the infrastructure to scale to higher throughputs as bandwidth demands increase over time.

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