Tag: Packet Brokers

NetOps, AppOps and the Dance of the Pointing Finger

Network Visibility + Security

NetOps, AppOps and the Dance of the Pointing Finger

Jason Lackey 2020.05.21

Quality of Service (QoS) and performance issues have been the bane of network administrators pretty much since the day after networks existed. First thing most organizations would do after being able

6 min read

#Packet Brokers #Bypass Switches

3 Problems with Using Port Numbers to Identify Applications

Network Visibility + Security

3 Problems with Using Port Numbers to Identify Applications

Jason Lackey 2020.05.19

Is it possible to identify the applications on your network? Yes! But, using port numbers is not the best way to do it. At least, not anymore with so many different applications using port 80 and 443.

5 min read

#Packet Brokers

Night Vision and Shining a Light on Threats

Network Visibility + Security

Night Vision and Shining a Light on Threats

Jason Lackey 2020.05.15

“Night vision capability provided the single greatest mismatch of the war.” – General Barry McCaffrey, commander of the US Army 24th Infantry Division in Desert Storm. Resistance is futile. Credit: US

6 min read

#Network Taps #Bypass Switches #Packet Brokers

Reduce the cost of tool sprawl with smarter network monitoring

Network Visibility + Security

Reduce the cost of tool sprawl with smarter network monitoring

Jason Lackey 2020.05.02

Monitoring tools have always been critical for ensuring network performance and security. Top vendors have designed new tools specifically for monitoring networks with virtualization, cloud infrastruc

9 min read

#Packet Brokers

The Best Way To Optimize Load Balancing for Inline Security Appliances

Network Visibility + Security

The Best Way To Optimize Load Balancing for Inline Security Appliances

Jason Lackey 2020.05.01

In today’s 24x7, “always on” world, the company’s data network must be as reliable as possible. Otherwise, revenue reduction and productivity losses are not only possible, but probable. This includes

7 min read

#Packet Brokers

Packet Sizes for Market Data Feeds and Their Impact on Latency

Network Visibility + Security

Packet Sizes for Market Data Feeds and Their Impact on Latency

Jason Lackey 2020.05.01

Originally posted by Kevin Formby Many network switches and routers operate on a ‘store and forward’ basis. This means that in an IP network the full packet has to be clocked into the device, before i

6 min read

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