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Cisco Nexus Data Broker with Cisco Nexus Switches provides a software-defined, programmable solution to aggregate copies of network traffic using Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) or network Test Access Point (TAP) for monitoring and visibility. As opposed to traditional network taps and monitoring solutions, this packet-brokering approach offers a simple,scalable and cost-effective solution that is well-suited for customers who need to monitor higher-volume and business-critical traffic for efficient use of security, compliance, and application performance monitoring tools.

Network packet brokers (NPBs) filter traffic to send only the right data to the right tool. Packets are aggregated and filtered from Layer 2 through to the application layer. Duplicate packets can also be removed and sensitive content stripped before the data is sent to the monitoring tools if that is required. This provides a better solution to improve the efficiency and utility of your monitoring tools.

  • Aggregates monitored traffic from multiple links and segments
  • Deep packet inspection and filtering grooms traffic to relieve overburdened monitoring tools
  • Extended burst protection, available with the Advanced Feature Module, offers traffic management, and protection to online businesses subject to bursts of activity
  • Installs, configures, and sends clean traffic to appliances in less than thirty minutes
  • Time stamping and data masking aid in compliance and working with sensitive data
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Swisscom, Salt River Project
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider42%
Computer Software Company14%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government8%

Cisco Nexus Data Broker is ranked 4th in Network Packet Broker (NPB) while Ixia Network Packet Brokers is ranked 2nd in Network Packet Broker (NPB). Cisco Nexus Data Broker is rated 0.0, while Ixia Network Packet Brokers is rated 0.0. On the other hand, Cisco Nexus Data Broker is most compared with Gigamon, Big Switch Networks, Arista Data ANalyZer, nGenius PFS and APCON, whereas Ixia Network Packet Brokers is most compared with Gigamon, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Arista Data ANalyZer, Big Switch Networks and APCON.

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