Ixia’s GUI is faster, more accurate than Gigamon’s command line or Flowmap

How a GUI changes Network Performance


Network Packet Brokers (NPBs) aggregate and filter data to security and monitoring tools, adding intelligent grooming and traffic enhancements such as deduplication, SSL decryption, data masking, and application and threat intelligence. But not all solutions are created equal and Ixia's visual approach to configuring and managing NPBs through a GUI accelerates setup and reconfiguration operations, reduces errors, and streamlines testing and troubleshooting of highly sophisticated filters.

The insightful article by ZK Research describes the analyst’s point of view on how an integrated drag-and-drop GUI dramatically improves network programming efficiency, network troubleshooting speed, and network monitoring accuracy over command line interface (CLI) or Flowmap approaches.

According to a series of customer interviews by ZK Research, “Gigamon…configuration tools make it challenging for IT to ensure the tools are properly set up.” Ixia has a graphical configuration interface that provides significant advantages over Gigamon.

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ZK Research White Paper: Simplified Programming of a Visibility Layer Can Have a Big Impact on Application Performance

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Take Advantage Of Ixia's Ease of Use

Would you rather program every connection one at a time or drag and drop them? What if there was a much faster and reliable way?


Drag and Drop User Graphical Interface

Our intuitive graphical user interface allows you to easily define connections and filter rules between network ports and security and monitoring tool ports. Configuration is done within minutes via a simple point and click, drag and drop interface, with visual representation of your network connections. 

Filter Compiler

 Automatic Handling Of Filter Rule Complexities

Ixia's Dynamic Filter Compiler takes care of the all the complexities of filter rules and allows you to tie any network port to any tool port with no concern about logic in any existing filter rule. New filter rules can be easily added into existing filters while the overlap resolution occurs behind the scene.

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Three Levels of Filter Logic

You can add filter rules at three levels: ingress network ports, dynamic filter in the middle, and at egress tool ports. The multiple filtering options offer natural AND and OR Boolean logic that allows complex logic to filter traffic in the stringiest way to protect expensive security and monitoring tools from being overloaded.

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No Limits on Filter Types

Finally, there are not restrictions to the advanced filtering features that can be utilized altogether. This means you worry less about what you can and can not do, and focus more on your security and monitoring tools, and what data they need to perform at highest levels. 

Ease of Use Matters To Network Visibility


Network management systems that are difficult to program can create more problems than they fix. Complicated programming leads to mistakes and bad connections.  An auto-configuring drag-and-drop interface is faster, easier, and best of all more efficient.

Watch and see why ease of use matters.

See for yourself

  • Drag & Drop Connections
  • Click to Setup Filters
  • Add Advanced Features
  • Unlimited Simultaneous Features
  • Step 1

    Ixia's GUI displays a natural layout to connect network ports to tool ports for security, monitoring, and forensics. With such a clear view you always see what is going on. Making connections is as easy as a simple drag-and-drop from incoming (ingress) port to outgoing (egress) port. Creating a new connection automatically pops-up a screen to configure dynamic filters.

  • Step 2

    Easily setup filters with point-and-click and intuitive options.

    Don't worry about overlapping rules or reconciling with existing configurations when adding new network or tool ports. Ixia's dynamic filter compiler automatically resolves any issues behind the scenes.

  • Step 3

    To add advanced visibility intelligence features such as deduplication, packet trimming, or application filtering, just point-and-click to add the relevant resource and configure advanced filters through the intuitive interface.

    Check out all the features Ixia offers across its Network Packet Brokers and cloud visibility platform: NetStack, PacketStack, SecureStack, AppStack, MobileStack and TradeStack

  • Step 4

    With Ixia, there is no limit to the number of features you can use simultaneously. Our product design gives you the ultimate flexibility and makes your life easier!

    You can add, subtract and edit filters as needed. Just double click a port or a dynamic filter to edit and change your rules at any time.

See Ixia's Ease Of Use In Action