Ixia delivers visibility into network traffic

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has announced it has extended the Ixia CloudLens visibility platform to provide packet-level visibility into virtual machine network traffic through Microsoft Azure Virtual Network Terminal Access Point (TAP), the company said.

Cloud adoption is nearly ubiquitous with 92 percent of companies reporting they have adopted the public cloud, according to the RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report. As cloud adoption increases, security concerns intensify.

In a public cloud environment, traditional methods for gaining packet-level visibility can sometimes be challenging. Users typically installed sensors within their workloads for packet visibility. These agents/sensors compete for resources on the workload for operation and introduce added complexity.

The CloudLens Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform was designed from the ground up to retain the benefits of the cloud — elastic scale, flexibility, and agility, while enabling security, analytics, and forensics tools to acquire the needed packet-level data. CloudLens now offers an Azure feature that enables customers to mirror virtual machine network traffic which can then be filtered, replicated and forwarded to the appropriate analysis tools.

Keysight Technologies is a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight´s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of USD 3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a provider of network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.