Ixia lets enterprises to leverage existing open network switches

Ixia, a Keysight Business and leading provider of network test, visibility and security solutions, has announced its new Network Visibility Operating System (NVOS) solution, a software version of Ixia´s network packet broker (NPB) product that allows Ixia´s NPB´s patented, feature rich capabilities to run on open networking switches, such as those from Edgecore Networks, the company said.

NVOS embraces the movement of disaggregating software and hardware in software defined data center (SDDC) networks.

NPBs aggregate, filter, and load-balance network packet data to seamlessly and efficiently deliver that packet data to security, forensics, and performance management tools. Ixia´s NVOS is a software solution that transforms open switches into NPBs, providing rack and data center level visibility. It offers complete access to network packets to facilitate real-time visibility, insight, and security for high density hyperscale, microscale, and SDDC networks, even as they expand.

Ixia´s NVOS, on an open switch, can be used as a standalone device, much like a Ixia´s Vision Edge network packet brokers, or as part of Ixia´s robust Security Fabric solution when combined with the company´s turnkey Vision ONE or Vision 7300 network packet brokers. This combination creates a powerful visibility engine that delivers the right traffic to the right security and monitoring tools, while enabling customers to leverage Ixia´s advanced visibility intelligence features such as deduplication, packet trimming, application filtering, SSL decryption and encryption, and more.

Ixia provides testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen networks and cloud environments for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers organizations trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Learn more at www.ixiacom.com.

Keysight Technologies is a technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight´s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. More information is available at www.keysight.com.