Cut deployment times for any firewall upgrades
Maintenance windows are precious. When it comes time to upgrade your firewall appliance or add another inline security tool, Ixia can help you minimize the time spent configuring a resilient path for those upgrades. Installing an Ixia external bypass switch takes only about 4 minutes since it is already preconfigured for major security vendors.
Using the bypass switch in tap mode, traffic can still flow in your live network while also being replicated to the IPS or other inline security tool. Once your IPS is configured, tested, and ready for deployment, it can be easily placed inline with no further network disruption. A typical IPS install can take anywhere from 2-4 hours. The benefit to network downtime from using an external bypass becomes significant when you have dozens of IPS upgrades.
Deploy IPS with minimal business disruption
Ixia provides a fail-safe security architecture for customers migrating to inline security appliances. Ixia external bypass switches safeguard security tools deployed inline with automated failover protection, to prevent temporary tool disruptions from escalating into costly network outages.
And when you want total resiliency, only Ixia supports active-active high availability configurations that ensure continuous traffic inspection and near-instant recovery.
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² Comparison of list prices for Ixia iBypass switch and Gigamo GigaVUE-HC2, as of July 2016
Ixia bypass switches enable fail-safe migration
and make it easy to maintain tools with no network downtime.
Ixia packet brokers offload CPU-intensive processing
from your IPS, to help it work more efficiently.
This company chose Ixia's external bypass for fail-safe deployment and continuous operation of their IPS.
A firewall upgrade provides the opportunity to future-proof your security architecture and achieve greater flexibility.
Upgrading your firewall or migrating to a NGFW is the perfect time to deploy a more resilient security fabric.
Faster migration with less business disruption.