The Importance of Integrating Network Visibility with IT Tools and Systems
As the world becomes more digital, the amount of data being transmitted through networks has skyrocketed, making network visibility an increasingly critical aspect of IT operations and security. Network visibility solutions, such as network taps, probes, and switches, provide network insight and information, but they are just one part of the story. Integrating network visibility with other IT tools and systems, such as security information and event management (SIEM) systems, network performance management (NPM) tools, and network automation platforms offers numerous benefits that help organizations to better understand and manage their networks.
Integrating Network Visibility with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Systems
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems provide centralized log management and real-time security event correlation. Integrating network visibility with a SIEM system offers several benefits. First, network visibility can provide the necessary information for the SIEM system to accurately detect and respond to security threats. Network visibility solutions can provide in-depth information about network traffic, such as IP addresses, port numbers, and protocol types, which can be used by the SIEM system to identify and track malicious activities.
Second, integrating network visibility with a SIEM system can help organizations to quickly respond to security incidents. For example, if a SIEM system detects a potential security threat, network visibility can provide the necessary information to help incident responders quickly isolate the source of the problem and take appropriate action. Learn more about how Network Critical’s products facilitate Network Visibility in SecurityTools. Network_Critical_White_Paper_IDS_IPS.pdf (networkcritical.com)
Integrating Network Visibility with Network Performance Management (NPM) Tools
Network Performance Management (NPM) tools help organizations to monitor and optimize network performance. Integrating network visibility with NPM tools can provide valuable insights into network performance and help organizations to quickly identify and resolve performance issues.
For example, Network Critical’s V-Line TAPs provide network visibility in real-time, like information about network utilization, bandwidth consumption, and packet loss, which can be used by NPM tools to detect performance bottlenecks. Additionally, network visibility can provide information about the source and destination of network traffic, which can help organizations to better understand the causes of performance issues and make more informed decisions about how to resolve them.
Integrating Network Visibility with Network Automation Platforms
Network automation platforms allow organizations to automate repetitive network management tasks and streamline network operations. Integrating network visibility with network automation platforms can help organizations to better understand network behavior and improve network performance.
For example, network visibility can provide information about network utilization and performance, which can be used by network automation platforms to trigger automated actions, such as reconfiguring network devices or shifting network traffic to different paths. Additionally, network visibility can provide information about network changes and configurations, which can be used by network automation platforms to validate network configurations and detect potential configuration errors.
Network Critical offers a range of Network TAPs and Packet Brokers which provide 100% visibility into your network, making every packet of information flowing in and out of your network, fully visible. Simultaneously, Network Critical’s Network Packet Brokers strengthen the monitoring and security tools by providing them with advanced features, such as aggregation, filtering, and load-balancing to all network data, sending the right traffic to the right tool, improving accuracy and tool performance.
Integrating network visibility with other IT tools and systems offers numerous benefits that help organizations to better understand and manage their networks. By integrating network visibility with Security systems, NPM tools, and network automation platforms, organizations can improve their network security, optimize network performance, and streamline network operations. In today's digital world, network visibility is critical, and integrating it with other IT tools and systems offers organizations a powerful and comprehensive solution to meet their network visibility needs. For more information contact our expert team at www.networkcritical.com/contact-us.