Niagara Networks
Niagara Networks

 

Niagara Networks provides high performance network visibility solutions for seamless administration of security solutions, performance management and network monitoring. Niagara Networks products provide advantages in terms of network operation expenses, downtime, and total cost of ownership.

Thanks to its integrated in-house capabilities and tailor-made development cycle, Niagara Networks are agile in responding to market trends and in meeting the customized needs of service providers, enterprise, data centers, and government agencies.

Niagara Networks converts your standard visibility layer into an enhanced Visibility Adaptation Layer. The Visibility Adaptation Layer enables operations engineers, IT professionals and support teams to seamlessly administers security solutions, performance management, monitoring and other data network services.

Effective Management of Your Network Services Resources

The adaptation visibility layer adjusts and modifies traffic for each required service as needed, by blocking, filtering, aggregating, replicating, stripping, tunneling, load balancing and more – at up to 100Gb rates. Our products can also apply other traffic processing capabilities, such as de-duplication to offload advanced processing capabilities to the visibility layer.

 

SOLUTIONS

The Network Manager is focused on the network, and the network is always changing. Changing in order to address the constant needs for services, bandwidth, accessibility, while maintaining the highest network availability and performance. Deploying any type of solution turns into a complicated process as it may adversely affect aspects of the network.

The Security Manager is focused on the security of the services, the data and the users. He is fighting a moving “target” of security threats and breaches, and needs to adjust swiftly and to continuously introduce the most uptodate security solutions available. As security architecture evolves, the security solutions need to access more places in the network than ever before.

OVP (Open Visibility Platform) provides an open, high performance unconstrained environment for hostingvirtualized solutions combined with intelligent traffic delivery capabilities.

OPV is a combination of a Niagara Networks N2 Series appliance plus the Niagara Networks Packetron.

Why You Need Network Intelligence at the Visibility Layer

The underlying objective of the visibility layer, as a layer of devices sitting between the network itself and the network tools and appliances, is to serve as an adaptation layer responsible for delivering the right traffic to the right tool. By doing this we are increasing the efficiency of the tools, streamlining the enterprise's operations and reducing overall total cost of ownership.

PRODUCTS

Network Packet Brokers (NPB) is an active device that directs selected raw data packets from network interfaces (typically via SPAN or tap points) to specific network service and monitoring devices, and performance management and security applications.

Niagara’s NPB solutions perform a range of crucial functionalities for all types of networks, even those with extremely complex architectures and that are resource intensive including:

  • Total Network Visibility - Identifying known, suspicious, and unknown traffic passing through the network
  • Network robustness - Ensuring data loss prevention and advanced filtering, as well as high availability, stripping, and other special purpose packet capabilities
  • Network management - Not just knowing how to monitor network traffic, but also knowing what to do with each type of traffic: where to pass known (authorized) data types, and how to handle suspicious and unknown traffic

Niagara offers 3 types of Network Packet Brokers:

  • Fixed NPB
  • Modular NPB
  • Hybrid Packet (Broker / Bypass)

 

Network Bypass Switch is a hardware device, which ensures failover or fail-safe capabilities for an inline networking device or a network security tool (such as a firewall or an intrusion detection and prevention system). If the network appliance fails or needs to be taken off-line for whatever reason, its traffic is automatically rerouted, ensuring uninterrupted traffic flow on the network.

 

Network Tap is an external network device that creates a “copy” of the traffic for use by various monitoring devices. It allows port mirroring and is an intrical part of an organization's network stack.  The tap device is introduced at a point in the path of the network that is felt should be observed, so that it can copy data IP packets and send them to a monitoring device. The network designer will decide where that significant point for the network tap should be placed in the network infrastructure, based on the reason for network interface observation: data gathering, analysis, general network monitoring (such as for saturation and latency), or more critical, such as for intrusion detection, etc.

 

Network Visibility Controller (NVC) is an Enterprise-wide unified manager for network visibility. Whether you are an administrator looking for an overview of all of your visibility nodes (network packet brokers, network taps, network bypasses) for your virtual data center, or an engineer studying the configuration details, the key to addressing the evolving and dynamic needs of the network visibility layer is best described as being seamless.

 

WHY NIAGARA NETWORKS?

  • Best price performance in the market
  • Best form factor
  • Custoizations that are made quickly and without a hassle

 

CONTACT

Piotr Kawa
Business Development Director
piotr.kawa@bakotech.com 
tel. +48 660 528 600

Official web site: www.niagaranetworks.com
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