In order to achieve continuous visibility and control of today's complex networks, organizations rely on specialized monitoring and security tools that are connected to live links. In my last blog, I discussed how TAPs facilitate that failsafe connection. In this blog, I'd like to expand beyond the TAP and look at the role Packet Brokers play in an organization's visibility architecture. This includes exploring some of the common mistakes engineers should avoid when utilizing the more sophisticated Packet Broker features. Being aware of these issues can help network managers implement an efficient visibility architecture and avoid errors that could adversely affect network monitoring, performance and ultimately business operations.
To read about the 5 common mistakes that are made when deploying Packet Brokers, and how to avoid them: click here.