Software Defined Networks and COVID-19

Eedo Lifshitz

COVID-19 has changed the world, as we know it, forever. Social distancing, supply chain challenges, working remotely, the growing dependency on connectivity and network infrastructure, migration to the cloud, increase in cyber security risks, and economic crisis, are here to stay, in one shape or form. Now you probably wonder how this is related to SDN. Well, it does, and I will use the example of Software Defined Packet Brokers (SDPB) that provide the network visibility for cyber security and network monitoring solutions. CGS has revolutionized the network visibility market when it announced the availability of its SDPB deployed on a wide range of white-box platforms, and this is how it helps you address some of the key COVID-19 challenges:

𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬 – SDPB is deployed on mass production white-box platforms that are widely available and do not require proprietary manufacturing nor special shipments

𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 – The use of white-box appliances is the only way to match the advancements in network feeds and speeds you need to have in your packet broker

𝐑𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐲𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐑𝐢𝐬𝐤𝐬 – CGS is the only packet broker vendor that provides full network visibility and avoids packet drops, even in the case of microbursts, by uniquely leveraging deep buffer white box appliances

𝐌𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐝 – a Software Defined Packet Broker allows you to deploy the same Packet Broker solution in both the virtual and the physical environments, making your journey to the cloud more secure and productive

𝐄𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐬 – The use of white-boxes significantly reduces TCO.

Similar benefits exist with other software defined solutions, and it is only a matter of time before software and hardware disaggregation will become the norm. Meanwhile, stay safe, be wise, and leverage all the benefits you gain from the CGS Software Defined Packet Brokers.

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