The Future of Network Visibility: Trends and Predictions
The future of network visibility is a hot topic in the tech world, and it's easy to see why. As businesses continue to rely on their networks to operate, the need for comprehensive network visibility is greater than ever before. In this blog, we'll take a look at some of the trends and predictions for the future of network visibility, and why Network TAPs are an essential component for achieving it.
Trend #1: Increased Reliance on Cloud Networks
As more businesses move their operations to the cloud, the need for cloud-based network visibility is growing. With cloud-based network visibility tools, businesses can monitor and manage their networks from anywhere, at any time, improving their ability to respond to issues quickly. Network TAPs provide a critical link between cloud-based networks and network visibility tools, allowing businesses to capture and analyze the traffic that flows through their cloud networks.
Trend #2: The Emergence of 5G Networks
5G networks are set to revolutionize the way we connect to the internet, providing faster and more reliable connections than ever before. With the emergence of 5G networks, network visibility will become even more critical. Network TAPs will play a crucial role in capturing and analyzing traffic on these high-speed networks, enabling businesses to optimize their network performance and identify potential issues before they become major problems.
Trend #3: The Growing Importance of Cybersecurity
As cyber threats continue to evolve, businesses will place an even greater emphasis on network security. Network visibility will play a crucial role in identifying potential security threats and enabling businesses to take action before any damage is done. Network TAPs are essential for capturing all network traffic, providing businesses with the visibility they need to detect potential security threats and respond quickly.
Prediction #1: Increased Use of AI and Machine Learning
As networks become more complex, businesses will increasingly rely on AI and machine learning to help them monitor and manage their network. These technologies will allow businesses to detect and respond to issues more quickly, reducing downtime and improving overall network performance. Network TAPs are an essential component for feeding data to AI and machine learning algorithms, providing them with the data they need to make informed decisions.
Prediction #2: The Integration of IoT Devices
As the number of IoT devices continues to grow, network visibility will become even more critical. Businesses will need to be able to monitor and manage these devices to ensure they are performing optimally and not posing a security risk. Network TAPs will play a crucial role in capturing traffic from these devices, providing businesses with the visibility they need to optimize their network performance and ensure their IoT devices are operating securely.
Prediction #3: More Automation and Integration
In the future, we can expect to see more automation and integration in network visibility tools. These tools will work seamlessly with other IT systems, allowing businesses to monitor and manage their networks more efficiently and effectively. Network TAPs will be an essential component of these integrated systems, providing the data businesses need to make informed decisions and optimize their network performance.
Network Critical’s SmartNA™ range of ethernet TAPs and packet brokers (1/10/40/100 & 400G) offers the complete visibility solution you need. These solutions are different from traditional tapping technologies because our products intelligently make a copy of a network’s traffic, they isolate themselves from the live network and are able to collect all traffic passing through the network, without introducing latency. This successfully reduces the risk of network downtime, while ensuring the network is fully visible. All traffic is visible to you without impacting the flow of traffic along the live network.
In conclusion, the future of network visibility looks bright, with cloud networks, 5G networks, and cybersecurity all playing critical roles. Network Critical's Network TAPs will be an essential component of achieving comprehensive network visibility, capturing all network traffic, and providing businesses with the data they need to optimize their network performance and identify potential security threats.