As new network security threats evolve with growing complexity, enterprises challenged with ensuring continuous security are turning to network packet broker (NPB) solutions that can power seamless performance through total threat mitigation.
VSS Monitoring, a provider of enterprise class network packet broker, is helping enterprises deal with emerging security threats with its new NPB capabilities. In fact, the company showcased its newly enhanced network packet broker capabilities at the recent RSA (News - Alert) Conference. The vBroker Series product family not only provides network-wide link-layer visibility but also gives access to a broad set of network security in-line appliances and monitoring systems.
The system also eliminates the hurdles associated with managing a large number of network security systems. Current scenario demands major provisioning and comes with operational challenges and capital costs.
VSS Monitoring's (News - Alert) vBroker 200 and vBroker 300 NPB appliances expand the capacity and interface flexibility of its packet broker solutions. The new series also delivers features like traffic filtering/grooming and offloading of packet processing to increase tool system capacity and efficiency.
In addition, the vProtector Solution found wthin the vBroker Series allows organizations to optimize active inline security applications and layered security architectures. It even offers solution a failsafe capability for each network link segment to ensure no interruption takes place to inline network traffic in case of power loss, and allows manual on-demand bypass when in operation to keep security tools up and running.
VSS Monitoring has also integrated its vInspector SSL with the NPBs to deliver expanded network traffic coverage directly to security and monitoring tools. The vInspector SSL appliances provide visibility into SSL encrypted network traffic, expanding network traffic coverage for data accessed by monitoring and security tools.
Another tool coined the DPI-Finder Application allows the NPBs perform large-scale filtering of network traffic using advanced deep packet inspection (DPI) in the data payload or anywhere in the packet. Also, a manual PowerSafe override control provides a single pane for operations technicians to manually control the open, closed, and normal operation of network links when making changes to a network or their monitoring infrastructure. This function helps in enhancing the control over a network security organization.
"Enterprises are challenged with ensuring continuous security tool performance and threat mitigation, and look to VSS Monitoring to support the latest set of new security tools and services that protect data, mitigate loss of control due to cloud and mobility initiatives, and ensure compliance," said Gordon Beith, director of Product Marketing at VSS Monitoring, in a statement.