Azure. Google Cloud. IBM Cloud. Alibaba. CenturyLink. AWS. Any Cloud.

CloudLens is now the first visibility solution to support all leading cloud platforms, for both Windows and Linux!

How CloudLens Works

  • Identify Instances
  • Create a Project
  • Define Groups
  • Draw a Path
  • Setup Filters
  • Monitor
  • Source and Tool Instances

    Using CloudLens is easy. The first step is to load Ixia sensors on the source instances, where you need packet visibility. With CloudLens Public's visibility ecosystem, tool instances, where the packets need to be delivered, are already setup to work with the sensors. The sensors and connectors are containerized and run on top of a Docker engine – The sensors and connectors send metadata information (e.g., Cloud service provider, region, AZ, kernel module, CPU and memory) to the SaaS management platform. Moreover, the sensor is also what filters data before sending it to tools.

  • Create Project

    In the SaaS management platform, create a “project” and use the project key generated to associate the sensors and connectors running in the source and tool instances, respectively, to the project. This allows the management platform to have complete context of where source instances and tool instances reside and in turn bring packet visibility from the source to tool instances.

  • Define Groups

    In the SaaS management platform, create source groups and tool groups based on metadata ingested from the sensors and connectors; a natural classification system. The user also has the flexibility to create source groups and tools groups according to business objectives. In this example “Application Instances” are grouped together as “Source Group 1” and “Web Servers” are grouped together as “Source Group 2.”

  • Draw a Path

    Once groups are created, the relationship of source and tool instances can be established. Drag and drop a connection in the management platform to create a security visibility data path. This connection forwards packet data from source instances to tool instances through a secure peer-to-peer VPN tunnel, the secure visibility path, that originates in the source sensor and terminates in the tool. 

  • Filtering Screenshot

    You can create packet filters at the source instance to filter only relevant packet data that needs to be sent to your tools.

  • Monitor

    The work is done. Sit back with the peace of mind that you can now see what is happening in your public cloud environment.

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Cloud Visibility Ecosystem

Ixia works with leading security, APM and NPM tool providers, including open source providers, to pre-validate CloudLens interoperability direct from cloud. The tools of the cloud visibility ecosystem providers operate directly with CloudLens, without requiring data backhaul to a virtual machine or network packet broker, for a seamless experience and complete visibility into cloud environments.

See complete list of Ixia Technology Partners.

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Corelight

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Dynatrace

Dynatrace is the innovator behind the industry's premier Digital Performance Platform, making real-time information about digital performance visible and actionable for everyone across business and IT. We help customers of all sizes see their applications and digital channels through the lens of their end users. More than 7,500 organizations use these insights to master complexity, gain operational agility and grow revenue by delivering amazing customer experiences.

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Eastwind Networks

Eastwind offers the only breach analytics cloud that provides complete visibility of your key cyber terrain. We help analyze the flight data flowing across your corporate networks, virtual networks, cloud provider networks, cloud application networks, and your mobile workforce—with speed and precision. Always watching, our automated hunters enable you to identify malicious activity that evades all other security solutions.

Eastwind Networks is a select Ixia cloud partner who has bundled a complete security & monitoring solution with CloudLens. Simplified setup saves time and effort, and ensures seamless & complete data collection, visibility, and analytics. 

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Empirix is the Leader in End-to-End Network Visibility and Test Automation for Telecommunications Service Providers and Contact Center Operations, DevOps and QA Professionals We provide testing software and services for regression, load testing and monitoring of Enterprise and call center technologies

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eSentire Managed Detection and Response™ leads the industry in Managed Detection and Response services. We detect and mitigate cyber threats for mid-sized enterprise that existing security technology will miss, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Fireeye

FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 4,700 customers across 67 countries, including more than 730 of the Forbes Global 2000.

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Flowmon

Flowmon Networks empowers businesses to manage and secure their computer networks confidently. Through our high performance network monitoring technology and lean-forward behavior analytics, IT pros worldwide benefit from absolute network traffic visibility to enhance network & application performance and deal with modern cyber threats. Driven by a passion for technology, we are leading the way of NetFlow/IPFIX network monitoring that is high performing, scalable and easy to use. The world’s largest businesses, internet service providers, government entities or even small and midsize companies rely on our solutions to take control over their networks, keep order and overcome uncertainty.

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Jask

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LogRhythm

LogRhythm, a leader in security intelligence and analytics, empowers organizations around the globe to rapidly detect, respond to and neutralize damaging cyber threats. The company’s patented award-winning platform uniquely unifies next-generation SIEM, log management, network and endpoint monitoring, and advanced security analytics. In addition to protecting customers from the risks associated with cyber threats, LogRhythm provides unparalleled compliance automation and assurance, and enhanced IT intelligence.

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Moloch is a large scale, open source, full packet capturing, indexing, and database system.

Moloch augments your current security infrastructure by storing and indexing network traffic in standard PCAP format, while also providing fast indexed access. Moloch is not meant to replace Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), instead it provides more visibility. Moloch is built with an intuitive UI/UX which reduces the analysis time of suspected incidents.

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NetFort LANGuardian is the industry's leading deep packet inspection software for monitoring, troubleshooting, and reporting on user and network activity.

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Perch Security

Perch Security is the first Community Defense Platform. Perch makes threat intelligence accessible and affordable for the "everyone else" – organizations who don't have dedicated threat analyst teams. Now small and mid-size businesses can mount a cyber defense with curated community intelligence and participate with the sharing community; all without a SIEM, a TIP, or increasing staff. Perch is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. 

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Protectwise

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Riverbed

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RSA Security

RSA provides more than 30,000 customers around the world with the essential security capabilities to protect their most valuable assets from cyber threats.  With RSA’s award-winning products, organizations effectively detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks; confirm and manage identities; and ultimately, reduce IP theft, fraud, and cybercrime.

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Savvius

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Sinefa

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Suricata is a free and open source, mature, fast and robust network threat detection engine. The Suricata engine is capable of real time intrusion detection (IDS), inline intrusion prevention (IPS), network security monitoring (NSM) and offline packet capture (pcap) processing.

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Viavi Solutions

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VoIP Monitor

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Wireshark

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