Become a Network Expert


Ever since homo sapiens first appeared on earth, there has been a constant yearning for knowledge. From the accidental discovery of fire to philosophers from Plato to Sartre, man has considered knowledge to be the fundamental quest. Now, after 75,000 years of history, nearly all the knowledge accumulated by man is available on your smartphone.


A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

Our civilization has gradually advanced the process of learning from cave drawings to hieroglyphics to ancient scrolls and ultimately to computers. With the versatility of computers and access to the internet, knowledge is available in many languages. However, the addition of visual cues to the written word has advanced our ability to learn and understand more quickly.


As the saying goes; “A picture is worth a thousand words.” If that is truly the case, then a video must be worth a million words. Finally, we are getting to the point. A new video by the visibility experts at Network Critical distills the essence of network management and visibility in two minutes and forty-three seconds. In the time it takes for your Starbucks coffee to cool down, you can become an expert in key fundamentals of network visibility. This short yet concise video covers critical network management issues such as:


• Saving OPEX on consultants

• Benefits of TAPs vs SPAN (Mirror) Ports

• Departmental politics of network monitoring vs network security

• Increasing deployment accuracy and speed with Drag-n-Vu GUI

• Adhering to network standards

• Increasing network tool performance

• Managing multiple tools in a complex network


Philosophical Analogy

Reading through the bullet list, you might think that this is a lot of information for a short video. How do they do that? Well, that is where things get interesting and, perhaps, a little philosophical. This video is a metaphor for the products themselves.


The video takes a massive amount of complex information and distils it into a very short and informative format. It tackles topics that are top of mind for many network engineers, managers and CIO’s. It describes products, procedures and politics that are critical to the essence of network management. It does this in less than three minutes.


The company, Network Critical builds products that solve complex network problems in a very small, simple physical format. The SmartNA portfolio of Network TAPs and Packet Brokers are small in size but provide massive bandwidth capability along with a simple scale out process to help networks grow and evolve. The Drag-n-Vu Graphical User Interface (GUI) is a complex computational engine that makes deployment and management of equipment fast and accurate. The products look unassuming on the surface, but are functionally very powerful.


One example is the SmartNA-PortPlus HyperCore Packet Broker. The HyperCore provides 32 flexible access ports for use at speeds of 10/25/40/50/100/200/400Gbps in a single Rack Unit (RU). The product family is capable of expansion up to 256 ports and fully manageable from a single pane GUI. This is big performance in a small package.


The Network Critical product line can be defined as small packages providing big performance. From simple passive optical TAPs to complex, feature rich packet brokers, Network Critical leads the industry in performance, simplicity, flexibility and density.



Be the Expert

After viewing the Network Critical video, you can become the visibility expert in your organization. You will understand how working with the right computer networking vendor can help manage, grow and protect your network without breaking the budget. You will see how internal processes can be simplified, legacy equipment re-used, high speed links added and information secured.




Click here and enjoy the video. Then call a Network Critical expert to start a detailed discussion about which visibility solutions work best for your network.





For more information go to contact Network Critical. You will also find many other informative blogs and white papers on the Network Critical website. Remember, knowledge is power. Be powerful.

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