ControlTower

Problem: The threat of blind spots

With today’s complex IT environments, network administrators need more than a single view into their networks. End-to-end visibility from any point on the network eliminates blind spots. Without advanced network visibility seen through a single pane of glass, organizations put network security, compliance mandates, and application performance at risk.

Ixia Control Tower

Solution: Smarter monitoring for sophisticated networks

Ixia ControlTower™ is a software feature that runs on Ixia network packet brokers such as Vision ONE™, Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) 7300, and NTO 5260/5268.  It provides an advanced-network visibility resource for centralized, intelligent monitoring that helps organizations achieve end-to-end visibility within their physical, virtual, and software defined networks (SDN) networks. The distributed architecture gives network administrators access to traffic that can be sent to monitoring and diagnostic tools from any point in the network. Ixia ControlTower helps accelerate application delivery and enables effective troubleshooting for enhanced network security, application performance, and service level agreement (SLA) fulfillment.

Wide Scale Monitoring with Cisco Nexus

As cyber threats expand, and the cost of down time increases, clients are increasingly demanding large-scale monitoring solutions. With the integration of Cisco Nexus switches into Ixia's visibility management, Ixia extends the benefits of the sophisticated packet processing features of Vision ONE and NTO 7300 platform to more end points in their network.  The combination of Cisco switches and the ease of use of ControlTower is a winning platform for customers, helping accelerate application delivery, reduce troubleshooting time, and stay ahead of cyber threats.  

 

Key features

Best-in class management tool for traffic and tools integration
Seamless support for Cisco Nexus switches for aggregation
Optimized traffic inter-connect trunk links to an absolute minimum
Deploys a centralized "farm" of cost-effective, high-capacity security tools to monitor physically distributed locations
Scales monitored segments and tools without increasing management overhead
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“The integration of Ixia’s advanced network visibility functionality with Cisco’s Nexus 3000 switches will not only simplify management of complex data centers, it will significantly reduce the cost of managing that data center,” said Brent Angus, General Manager - Networking (Asia Pacific) of Dimension Data. “Leveraging Ixia’s application visibility intelligence provides context to optimize the traffic distribution so organizations can make better use of their IT tools and investments.”

Brent Angus, General Manager, Networking (Asia Pacific)