Distributed Packet Broker

The packet broker industry is going through a major paradigm shift after being stagnant for quite some time. Packet broker vendors have taken the approach of developing their own hardware appliances with their software on top of it to provide the aggregation and filtering of network traffic that feeds cyber security and NPM tools. The […]

Need to Reduce Packet Broker Costs?

The answer is obviously “YES”, because Network Packet Brokers (NPB) have become a mandatory component of network infrastructure, and the cost of packet broker projects range from dozens of thousands to millions of USD, depending on the scope of the deployment. Packet Brokers help avoid network ‘blind spots’ that could be the source of cyber […]

Choosing Cisco Tail-f’s Conf-D as CGS’s NPB management engine

When started to design our NPB product line, which is based on Top-Of-Rack switch platforms, one of the first questions we had to tackle, was how to select the best management framework. As a startup company whose core expertise is in packet broker software development and with time to market being a crucial factor, we […]

Network Visibility or Network Bottleneck?

The role of the network visibility layer is to solve the ‘blind spot’ and network congestion challenges that have a negative impact on cyber security and network performance management tools. It is achieved by deploying network TAPs across the network and network packet brokers (NPB) that aggregate, filter and redirect traffic from the network to […]

Overcoming Packet Broker Limitations

Cyber Security applications are often overutilized with irrelevant traffic to the point where they cannot get the job done, placing the enterprise at risk. Here are three examples for such scenarios: The first example is in the case of duplicated packets that are collected from TAPs and SPAN ports that do not add any value […]

The Smallest Packet Broker in the Market

Network Packet Brokers, or NPB in short, have become a mandatory part of the network infrastructure, enabling network visibility and solving multiple critical issues for cyber security and network performance management tools that need to analyse network traffic. The challenge is that legacy packet brokers where designed on proprietary hardware with limited performance and high […]