Tag: Packet Brokers

Packet Boi and the Importance of GUIs

Network Visibility + Security

Packet Boi and the Importance of GUIs

Jason Lackey 2020.08.20

People in the IT world have often had a very narrow focus. In the beginning, it was all about hardware. Go back far enough and you can find debates around Z80 vs 6502 performance. Recently, it has bee

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FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria and DoDIN APL for Keysight Packet Brokers

Network Visibility + Security

FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria and DoDIN APL for Keysight Packet Brokers

Jason Lackey 2020.08.13

Keysight has long been the source of truth in the world of electronic measurement with a history spanning decades back to when Hewlett and Packard got together in a garage in Palo Alto. That is why ou

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De-duplication: The ABCs of Network Visibility

Network Visibility + Security

De-duplication: The ABCs of Network Visibility

Jason Lackey 2020.07.22

Originally posted by Keith Bromley Duplicate packets of monitoring data can come from several sources, including the use of SPAN ports and the geographic location of data captures. For instance, a nor

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Inline Security with Packet Boi

Network Visibility + Security

Inline Security with Packet Boi

Jason Lackey 2020.06.18

  Inline security refers to an architecture where security tools are placed directly in the path of network data flow. One of the most common and easy to understand models would be to have a firewall

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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

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3 Problems with Using Port Numbers to Identify Applications

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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.

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