Understanding the Impact of Packet Loss Within Your NPB

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Understanding The Impact Of Packet Loss Within Your NPB

Network packet brokers (NPBs) are an important component of any network monitoring strategy. However, how do you know that your NPB is doing what it should, when it should? Blind faith in what the manufacturer tells you could be detrimental to your network security and be costing you additional money. Your NPB could be dropping packets that your monitoring tools needed and you don't even know it. It is important to understand how your NPB will behave under both normal and high load conditions.

Read this solution brief to see how you can validate NPB operation and perform the following:

  • Reduce the business risk from network security attacks
  • Better understand how your NPB will behave under real-world conditions
  • Validate whether your NPB is dropping packets or not