New Net Optics Solutions Optimize Network Security, Infrastructure Monitoring

New network access appliances ensure security, network visibility with zero latency to maximize network uptime, reduce business risk

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Net Optics, Inc., a provider of intelligent network access solutions, has released two new products, Director Pro Fabric Access Switch and Gig Zero Delay Tap. Director Pro, a network access solution, provides pre-filtering of data via deep packet inspection of network traffic to optimize the performance of security and monitoring tools. Gig Zero Delay Tap is a 10/100/1000BaseT Tap with true zero-delay operation to prevent network disruptions in highly sensitive industries such as financial services. Combined as part of a comprehensive monitoring access platform, the new Director Pro and Gig Zero Delay solutions ensure 100 percent network visibility to improve network and application performance, increase IT efficiency and reduce business risk.

Designed for enterprise data centers, cloud computing providers, and telecommunication operators, Director Pro combines the features of Net Optics Director with Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), dynamic load balancing, and bidirectional port configuration. Director Pro’s DPI capabilities can be leveraged as part of an overall security strategy, pre-screening and pre-filtering traffic to make network intrusion prevention systems, data loss prevention, activity monitoring and Web security gateways more efficient. In addition, payload pattern matching can be utilized for policy management by specifying the strings that require action. Similarly, dynamic load balancing evenly distributes packets to groups of monitoring appliances ensuring that no appliance is bottlenecked or underutilized.

The Director Pro supports both 1G and 10G network links on the same platform and is capable of monitoring and providing in-line access to the network on all ports. Customers can leverage Director Pro to defer investment in costly 10G monitoring tools by streamlining the monitoring of 10G links using existing 1G tools. The bi-directional filtering provided by Director Pro permits high port density. In the case of port failure, Director Pro’s hot spare port will take over another port’s packet monitoring; ensuring that Director Pro never loses connectivity, so there are no gaps in monitoring, security, and network operation.

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