Network Application and
Performance Monitoring

Deliver every packet your tools need for optimized performance.

Upgrade your Entire Infrastructure
with Improved Visibility

Network monitoring tools must have real-time insight into all relevant data to keep pace with the speed and diversity of digital business. From the addition of new systems to the adoption of entirely new architectures, networks are in constant evolution. Network Critical delivers the pervasive layer needed for in-line visibility and out-of-band access to accelerate deployment and management of cloud, virtualization, software-defined architectures, edge computing, IoT and
other network initiatives. Ensure IT has access to all relevant data for network optimization and issue resolution.

Network Critical's SmartNA™ series Next-Generation Network Packet Brokers (NPBs) use advanced traffic aggregation, filtering and load-balancing to intelligently feeds traffic to the relevant network performance management (NPM) or application performance management (APM) tool ensuring tools receive the exact data they need in real-time, optimizing their efficiency and performance, and enable network administrators to identify and resolve issues quickly.

The Power of SmartNA

The SmartNA™ (Smart Network Access) range is the most powerful, flexible and scalable visibility solution on the market. With a focus on robust features, simple deployment & management and total scalability, SmartNA™ packet brokers allow organizations to dramatically improve the efficiency of their network monitoring - both security and application performance - tools. Having a visibility solution that delivers complete scalability allows businesses to significantly extend the life of new and existing tool investments, ensuring optimized performance at all times.

  • Application Session Filtering: Intelligently forward traffic to the corresponding security appliance based on session criteria to optimize performance and efficiency

  • Traffic Aggregation: Aggregate multiple network interfaces to a single monitoring port, ensuring cost savings and return on investment of existing tools.

  • Load-Balancing:  Manage large traffic flows evenly across multiple monitoring tools/monitoring interfaces.

  • Packet Slicing: Truncates packet while facilitating the effective analysis of critical contents (protocol headers).

  • Payload Masking: Allows network security professionals to mask confidential information (sensitive data, passwords etc.), helping organizations to comply with security regulations.


Customer Use Cases

Network Critical’s solutions are used in global networks across a wide range of sectors including Telco, Government and Energy

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Cisco is a global leader in telecommunications, security, network infrastructure and IT applications. As an official Cisco Solution Partner, Network Critical helps provide visibility and access for Cisco security and performance monitoring solutions.

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