Duplicate Packets:  Are they Good or Bad and Best Practices for Managing Them

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Duplicate Packets: Are They Good or Bad and Best Practices for Managing Them

Duplicate packets, commonly created by SPAN ports, are a common problem for network monitoring tools. They reduce tool bandwidth, decrease tool processing power, limit data storage capacity, and lower the overall effectiveness of security and monitoring tools. While some network packet brokers include advanced functions to enhance and automate network monitoring activities, the presence of these duplicate packets must be addressed in order to function at an optimal level.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to identify examples of duplicate network traffic
  • How to take advantage of duplicate packets for debugging purposes
  • The impact duplicate packets have on the processing power of analyzer tools
  • How a network packet broker can quickly and cost effectively remove unwanted duplicate packets

Learn how to gain greater value from your network monitoring tools and make them more effective.