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Ixia, a Keysight Business, Delivers Complete Visibility into All Traffic in Virtual Workloads in Private Cloud Environments

Posted 08/14/2018

CloudLens offers East-West traffic visibility without requiring hypervisor access


SANTA ROSA, Calif., August 14, 2018 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, today announced Cloud Sensor vTap, a new feature of CloudLens from Ixia, a Keysight Business. Cloud Sensor vTap enables organizations to better manage their security risk in private and hybrid cloud environments, such as Microsoft Azure Stack, with comprehensive visibility into East-West traffic without requiring hypervisor access.

The rapid increase in cloud adoption has heightened the need for securing data, applications, and workloads that reside in any cloud-based environment. In fact, in a recent Ixia survey, Lack of Visibility Drives Public Cloud Security Risk 1, 82 percent of IT professionals indicated they are concerned with security and data privacy in the private cloud. 

“Private cloud environments, in which access to the underlying hypervisor platform and virtual switches is not possible, present unique visibility challenges,” said Scott Register, vice president of product management at Keysight’s Ixia Solutions Group. “Organizations have a limited view of virtualized network traffic which creates network blind spots for virtual or physical datacenter security, monitoring, and analytics tools.  Cloud Sensor vTap delivers the visibility needed into incoming and outgoing traffic from a particular virtual workload, significantly improving overall security of private and hybrid cloud environments.”

Ixia CloudLens, with the new Cloud Sensor vTap, is a comprehensive visibility solution for virtual network traffic in private clouds, offering customers visibility into their east/west network traffic in environments where the administrator has no hypervisor access -- to virtually tap (vTap) or capture, filter and forward a copy network traffic directly to either tools or a network packet broker. CloudLens also includes a new management platform for sensors, the CloudLens Sensor Management Platform (CSMP). Coupled with the CloudLens Manager for integrated and easy management, sensors can be deployed on premises, even in security tight environments without Internet access.

About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world.  Keysight's solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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1 Report: Lack of Visibility Drives Public Cloud Security Risk, Ixia.

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