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Ixia, a Keysight Business, Extends Collaboration with ProtectWise

Posted 11/26/2018

Ixia’s Vision ONE and CloudLens deliver a single visibility architecture of network traffic to The ProtectWise Grid to secure hybrid data centers

SANTA ROSA, Calif., November 26, 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, announced that Ixia, a Keysight Business, has extended their collaboration with ProtectWise to better secure hybrid data centers with the combination of Ixia’s Vision ONE and CloudLens with The ProtectWise Grid.

As cloud usage grows, enterprises have data residing on-premises, in data centers, and in public clouds. This hybrid environment presents unique challenges to security. According to Gartner, as enterprises implement hybrid data centers, with workloads running on-premises and in multiple infrastructure-as-a-service providers, consistent security becomes difficult.  A single visibility architecture is required to see data that needs to be protected in this emerging hybrid data center environment.

Ixia’s Vision ONE network packet broker and the CloudLens visibility platform, combined with The ProtectWise Grid, an on-demand platform with full-packet memory that delivers real-time and retrospective detections and advanced network forensics, offers enterprises: 

  • Easy collection and visualization of NetFlow, metadata, truncated flows, and full-fidelity packet capture (PCAP) by protocol and application for complete visibility into data assets in a hybrid environment including enterprise, cloud, or hybrid deployments from a single-pane-of-glass graphical user interface
  • Continuous, automated threat detection and analysis in real-time enabling analysts to sift through large volumes of data quickly for threat hunting 
  • Long-term retention for retrospective analysis and correlated event creation to detect threats that emerge over time as well as an impact analysis
  • Community-scaled threat intelligence and analysis leveraged through The ProtectWise Grid creating a feedback loop to eliminate noise 
  • Rapid access to full PCAP for comprehensive forensic investigation to reduce attacker dwell time
  • Automatic scaling in the cloud as cloud data assets change

“Enterprises are struggling to secure the assets they have in a hybrid environment,” said Ramon Peypoch, Chief Product Officer, ProtectWise, a leader in Cloud-delivered Network Detection and Response (NDR). “Further strengthening our collaboration with Ixia enables ProtectWise to deliver packet-level access to data in the cloud for security analysis. The joint solution provides the one-stop visibility into a hybrid data center environment that enterprises need to truly secure their data.”

The joint Ixia/ProtectWise solution is available now on AWS Marketplace.

“Ultimately, it is up to an enterprise to ensure all of their data is secure, but complete visibility into physical and cloud data assets in a dynamic hybrid environment today is a challenge,” said Scott Westlake, vice president of alliances at Keysight’s Ixia Solutions Group. “Ixia brings the visibility that enterprises require in today’s dynamic hybrid environment with the built-in elasticity for public cloud environments while ProtectWise Grid delivers an immersive security experience that enterprises need to protect their data. Together we provide the single-pane-of-glass offering that enterprises need to secure the hybrid data center.” 

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 $3.9B in fiscal year 2018. More information is available at

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