Network Packet Filtering

APCON’s unique Network Packet Filtering provides pinpoint accuracy in delivering data to your network monitoring and network security tools. The customizable filter stack allows you to specify exactly which packets are delivered to each egress port on the aggregation switch. This technology means that oversubscribed ports and dropped packets are a thing of the past. Network Packet Filtering technology is native to IntellaView blades and IntellaFlex XR chassis and blades at no extra charge.


A diagram explaining traffic filtering.

Monitor 40G and 100G Links with 10G Tools

Network Packet Filters can reduce 40G and 100G packet streams or aggregations of multiple inputs as they enter the network packet broker, separating different types of packets for distribution to a selection of egress ports. With this technology, each tool receives every relevant packet. This extends the life of legacy 1G and 10G network performance monitoring tools and security tools to monitor high-speed 40G or 100G links.

Filtering at Full Line Rate

As each 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 100G, or aggregated data stream enters the monitoring switch, the stream passes through a stack of filters. Each filter separates packets according to your specifications and routes only select packets to an egress port. The remaining packets move down the stack for further filtering and distribution. This work happens at full 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, or 100G line rates, eliminating oversubscription of egress ports and resulting in zero dropped packets and maximum network visibility.

IntellaView Connections
IntellaView ACL-Stacks

Graphical Interface

In contrast to competing network packet brokers that enforce a primitive, text-based approach, APCON’s Network Packet Filtering is implemented through a convenient, sixth-generation IntellaView management interface. This graphical interface now includes dynamic updating of filter rules and allows you to quickly and easily create filter stacks using your existing filter library and visualize the processing and distribution of data to your network performance monitoring and network security tools.

Increase Efficiency – Save Money

Make your network performance monitoring system more efficient and extend the working life of legacy 1G and 10G monitoring tools as well as manage higher-speed network traffic like 40G / 100G where legacy tools may not have limitations. Network Packet Filtering enables you to delay or eliminate additional tool purchases while delivering 100 percent network visibility. Increased efficiency in both staff time and tool usage saves budget and operational costs.

The IntellaView family with a 9RU, 5RU, and 3RU chassis placed next to each other

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