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Ever wonder what visibility really means to your organization? Hear what Ixia's Recep Ozdag, VP Product Management, has to say about visibility as and why it matters for your organization's network.

Dynamic network intelligence from physical, virtual, SDN and NFV networks helps you enhance crucial networking, data center and cloud business assets. 


Step 1: Capture all your network traffic by tapping every network link


Step 2: Through non-production links, traffic flows to one or more Vision network packet brokers where duplicate data is removed then filtered using NetStack, PacketStack, SecureStack  and AppStack visibility intelligence capabilities


Step 3: Your security, performance and monitoring tools receive the most appropriate data stream, tailored specifically for that tool; your tools work more efficiently, and most effectively

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The foundation of dynamic network intelligence, network taps provide 100 percent visibility and easy access to network data. When a monitoring tool is needed, simply connect the device to the tap instead of taking down the link and interrupting traffic. Taps pass all network traffic—including Layer 1 and 2 errors—without introducing bottlenecks or points of failure. Regardless of interface or location in the network, we provide a tap solution, including copper taps, and multimode and single mode fiber taps at speeds up to 400Gbps with media conversion models available.

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Bend-insensitive, built for integration into patch panels

Flexible, modular and 100% passive Taps

Provide complete traffic visibility to copper links

Use a single tool port to monitor both ends of a bi-directional connection.

Make multiple copies of data on a single link

Vision Portfolio: Network Packet Brokers

Taps provide raw traffic to network packet brokers which then filter, deduplicate, decrypt and otherwise streamline it to provide dynamic network intelligence for monitoring, performance and security tools. Known for their easy-to-use web interface, Ixia's packet brokers do all the heavy lifting when it comes to managing filter rules, making it easy to manage change while freeing up valuable time to focus on other things. Data is then sent to security, performance and analytics tools; these tools can perform at an optimal level because they receive the right data in the right format and at a manageable throughput. In the case of inline deployments, approved data is then sent back into your network. Ixia offers single pane of glass management and configuration options, which allows you to scale in both physical and virtual environments.


Scalable visibility for data centers today and tomorrow

All-in-one tool that provides high-performance, lossless visibility

Cost-effective rack-level visibility for ANY size data center

Cost-effective rack-level visibility for ANY size data center

Visibility and performance monitoring for the edgeless enterprise

Cost-effective rack-level visibility designed for branch and remote offices

High-density, modular platform for high performance, intelligent visibility

Market feed management and tap aggregation for monitoring capital markets

Maximize network probes and capacity while improving visibility into wireless core networks

Open switches disaggregate visibility with Vision Edge OS



CloudLens: dynamic network intelligence for Public, Private, & Hybrid Cloud

Migrating mission-critical workloads to the cloud requires dynamic network intelligence for IT security and analytics tools — which are only as effective as the data they see. IT’s challenge is to ensure that the infrastructure delivers applications that are reliable, fast, and secure. Business changes are forcing IT to gain greater insight and understanding of the network to maximize performance. Ixia CloudLens™ delivers end-to-end visibility and provides context-aware data processing across all cloud environments — public, private and hybrid cloud — making applications stronger by providing a high level of network intelligence.

Bypass Switches

When a network monitoring device such as an IPS is deployed inline in a network, it is vital to ensure that traffic continues to flow in all circumstances, even if the IPS loses power, so that mission-critical business applications remain available. A bypass switch is an excellent solution that keeps traffic flowing, for failsafe implementation of inline security tools.

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Single Segment 100Gbps Intelligent Bypass Switch

Single Segment 40Gbps Intelligent Bypass Switch

Very high density 12-segment 10Gbps Intelligent Bypass Switch

Very high density 12-segment 10Gbps Intelligent Bypass Switch

8 Segment 10/100/1000Mbps HA Intelligent Bypass Switch

  Twice the bypass with two management interfaces



Dynamic Network Intelligence Options

Dynamic network intelligence stack feature sets allow you to optimize your traffic analysis and security tool performance. Used with a network packet broker, virtual or cloud platform, stack feature sets allow you to modify, mold and transport traffic specific to tool needs. To learn more, click on a stack feature set below.


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Robust filtering, aggregation, replication, and more

  • Three stages of filtering (ingress, dynamic, and egress)
  • Dynamic filter compiler
  • Priority based filtering
  • Source port labeling (VLAN tagging & untagging)
  • Aggregation & replication
  • Load balancing
  • Double your Ports- DyP (Simplex)
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Intelligent packet filtering, manipulation, and transport

  • Deduplication
  • Header (protocol) stripping
  • Packet trimming
  • Timestamping
  • Data masking
  • GRE tunneling
  • Burst protection (deep packet buffering)
  • NetFlow generation
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Optimized handling for secure traffic

  • Active SSL
  • Passive SSL decryption
  • Threat insights
  • Data masking +


Context-aware, signature-based application layer filtering

  • Application identification
  • Geolocation & tagging
  • Optional RegEx filtering
  • IxFlow (NetFlow + metadata)
  • Packet capture
  • ATI subscription
  • Real-time dashboard
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Visibility intelligence tailored for the mobile carrier evolved packet core

  • GTP & SIP correlation
  • GTP & SIP load balancing
  • Subscriber filtering
  • Subscriber sampling
  • Subscriber whitelisting
  • Packet core filtering


Marked data feed monitoring

  • Gap detection
  • Feed and channel health
  • High-resolution traffic statistics
  • Microburst detection
  • Subscription for feed updates
  • Simplified feed management

Ixia offers an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface to allow operators to make connections from taps or SPAN ports to their connected tools with network packet brokers. The configuration of filters is streamlined and easy, with overall setup requiring minimal time and effort, even for large shops and complicated networks. No professional services or expensive training is required to master the art of delivering dynamic network intelligence to your tools. This eliminates the need to use time-consuming command line interface (CLI) or web user interface (WebUI) dialogs, or invest hours or days designing complex logic. 

Ixia Fabric Controller (IFC) is a SDN controller for visibility that is allows multiple network packet brokers to work collectively within a single plan of glass. IFC extends a full set of API controls and integrates with Cisco ACI, as well as other SDN architectures. 

Single pane of glass, scalable centralized visibility management for physical, virtual, and software defined networks