Network Packet Filtering
APCON’s unique Network Packet Filtering provides pinpoint accuracy in delivering data to your network monitoring and network security tools. The all-new filter stack allows you to specify exactly which packets are to be 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.
Monitor 40G and 100G Links with 1G or 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 out 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 10G, 40G, 100G or aggregated data stream enters the monitoring switch, the stream is passed through a stack of filters. Each filter separates packets according to your specifications and routes only select packets to an egress port. Remaining packets are passed down the stack for further filtering and distribution. This work happens at full 10G, 40G or 100G line rate, eliminating oversubscription of egress ports and resulting in zero dropped packets and maximum network visibility.
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 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
By making your network performance monitoring system more efficient and extending the working life of legacy 1G and 10G monitoring tools, APCON Network Packet Filtering enables you to delay or eliminate planned tool purchases while delivering 100-percent network visibility. Increased efficiency in both staff time and tool usage saves budget and operational costs.