Understanding and Validating Packet De-duplication Within Network Packet Brokers
Duplicate packet data within a monitoring network is very common. It is also unwanted as these duplicate packets increase costs, decrease security and monitoring tool efficiency, and decrease time to resolution. An easy way to remove duplicate packets is to deploy a network packet broker (NPB). However, the choice of NPB is critical. The NPB needs to remove only duplicate packets, not good data as well, or your time to resolution and tool efficiency will decrease even more.
This solution brief shows you how you can validate the execution of your NPB to remove only the right duplicate data while performing multiple, concurrent functions. It is important to know now if your NPB isn't working correctly now, rather than wait until you are in crisis mode.