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Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Global 500 Aerospace and Defense Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 aerospace & defense company is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We leverage Ixia’s test platform (PerfectStorm/FireStorm), and visibility (packet brokers, including VisionOne). Largely in test environments, but also implementing in deliverable programs.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenge Ixia helps solve:
    • Lack of network diagnostics

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Network performance management
    • Out of band security monitoring tools
    • Resilient inline security tools
    • Proactive monitoring
  • Is using Ixia tools to monitor virtual traffic
  • Visibility products or features they are currently using:
    • Network Taps
    • Bypass Switches
    • Network Packet Brokers
    • Application and Threat Intelligence Processor

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Met compliance regulations
    • Improved overall security posture
    • Improved network and application reliability and performance
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 40% with Ixia’s visibility solutions

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We use the system to assist in monitoring all critical traffic on our network. This provides a central place that all of our network and security tools can be located.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • Lack of network diagnostics
    • Network blind spots

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Network performance management
    • Forensics and packet capture
    • Resilient inline security tools
  • Currently using the following visibility product or feature:
    • Network Packet Brokers

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Improved overall security posture
    • Improved network and application reliability and performance
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 40% with Ixia’s visibility solutions

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Federal Government

Introduction

This case study of a federal government is based on a September 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • Lack of network diagnostics
    • Network blind spots

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Forensics and packet capture
    • Resilient inline security tools
  • Currently using the following visibility product or feature:
    • Network Taps

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefit experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Improved overall security posture
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 60% with Ixia’s visibility solutions

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Fortune 500 Retail Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 retail company is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We use our taps and packet broker to deduplicate traffic destined for our Riverbed SteelCentral ARX system. The configuration we’ve deployed allows for capture of traffic from the data center while deduplicating traffic, saving processor on the ARX appliance. The integration with the taps allows for the WAN traffic to also be aggregated and analyzed, which is important for us, as WAN acceleration is deployed inline.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • Packet loss
    • Network blind spots

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Network performance management
    • Application performance management
    • Forensics and packet capture
  • Visibility products or features they are currently using:
    • Network Taps
    • Network Packet Brokers
    • Advanced Feature Module
    • Traffic Deduplication

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefit experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Improved network and application reliability and performance
  • Realized a return on investment using Ixia within one year
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 60% with Ixia’s visibility solutions

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We use Ixia for multiplexing the traffic from multiple locations and sending it to our sniffers (inspection devices).”

“Ixia wins in visibility.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • The fight against invisible threats
    • Lack of network diagnostics
    • Packet loss

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Forensics and packet capture
    • Proactive monitoring
  • Currently using the following visibility product or feature:
    • Network Taps

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Reduced overall workload
    • Improved network and application reliability and performance
  • Realized a return on investment using Ixia within six months
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 60% with Ixia’s visibility solutions

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Global 500 Energy & Utilities Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 energy & utilities company is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Provide reliability and reduce cost impact of an outage as well as stress/load testing.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • Lack of network diagnostics
    • Network blind spots
    • Hardware single points of failure

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Inline security tools
  • Visibility products or features they are currently using:
    • Network Taps
    • Bypass Switches

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Reduced cost
    • Improved overall security posture
    • Improved network and application reliability and performance
  • Saved $25,000 – $50,000 using Ixia solutions.
  • Realized a return on investment using Ixia within six months
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by 20% – 40% with Ixia’s visibility solutions

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We use Ixia to regenerate a single SPAN port to multiple tools for monitoring. We don’t need more SPAN ports, thus reducing the cost of doing that on the switch.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • Lack of network diagnostics

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Forensics and packet capture
    • Out of band security monitoring tools
    • Proactive monitoring
  • Is using Ixia tools to monitor virtual traffic
  • Visibility products or features they are currently using:
    • Network Taps

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Met compliance regulations
    • Improved overall security posture
  • Realized a return on investment using Ixia within three months

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Large Enterprise Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise professional services company is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Ixia allowed us to move the IPS inline with a bypass switch so we are able to closely monitor the link status.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • Lack of network diagnostics
    • Hardware single points of failure

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Out of band security monitoring tools
    • Proactive monitoring
  • Currently using the following visibility product or feature:
    • Bypass Switches

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Improved overall security posture
    • Improved network and application reliability and performance
  • Saved up to $100,000 using Ixia solutions
  • Realized a return on investment using Ixia immediately
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 80% with Ixia’s visibility solutions

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Large Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise financial services company is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We were able to reduce the number of Cisco SPANs using Ixia taps and share the remaining SPAN data with security and performance monitoring tools. We were able to reduce costs of inline security appliances using iBypass and X-Balancer combination.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • Hardware single points of failure
    • Allowed them to build a high availability solution for inline security systems without purchasing two of everything

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Network performance management
    • Application performance management
    • Forensics and packet capture
    • Out of band security monitoring tools
    • Resilient inline security tools
  • Visibility products or features they are currently using:
    • Bypass Switches
    • Network Packet Brokers

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Reduced cost
    • Met compliance regulations
    • Improved overall security posture
  • Saved over $250,000 using Ixia solutions.
  • Realized a return on investment using Ixia immediately.

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business telecommunications services company is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenge Ixia helps solve:
    • Lack of network diagnostics

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Network performance management
    • Application performance management
    • Proactive monitoring
  • Visibility products or features they are currently using:
    • Network Taps
    • Network Packet Brokers
    • Load-Balancing

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefit experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Improved network and application reliability and performance
  • Saved over $250,000 using Ixia solutions
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 60% with Ixia’s visibility solutions

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Global 500 Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 computer software company is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • The fight against invisible threats
    • Lack of network diagnostics

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Network performance management
    • Forensics and packet capture
  • Visibility products or features they are currently using:
    • Network Taps
    • Load-Balancing

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Met compliance regulations
    • Improved overall security posture
  • Saved over $250,000 using Ixia solutions
  • Realized a return on investment using Ixia within three months
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 40% with Ixia’s visibility solutions

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

S&P 500 Computer Hardware Company

Introduction

This case study of a S&P 500 computer hardware company is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • The fight against invisible threats
    • Lack of network diagnostics
    • Packet loss
    • Network blind spots
    • High cost of access points
    • Hardware single points of failure

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Network performance management
    • Application performance management
    • Forensics and packet capture
    • Customer experience management
    • Out of band security monitoring tools
    • Resilient inline security tools
    • Proactive monitoring
  • Is using Ixia tools to monitor virtual traffic
  • Visibility products or features they are currently using:
    • Network Taps
    • Virtual Taps
    • Bypass Switches
    • Network Packet Brokers
    • Advanced Feature Module
    • Application and Threat Intelligence Processor
    • SSL Decryption
    • Data Masking
    • Traffic Deduplication
    • Load-Balancing
    • Netflow Generation
    • ThreatARMOR®
    • Hawkeye

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Reduced cost
    • Reduced overall workload
    • Met compliance regulations
    • Improved overall security posture
    • Improved overall user and/or customer experience/SLAs
    • Improved network and application reliability and performance
  • Saved over $250,000 using Ixia solutions
  • Realized a return on investment using Ixia immediately
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by 80% – 100% with Ixia’s visibility solutions

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Fortune 500 Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 telecommunications services company is based on a September 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • Lack of network diagnostics
    • Packet loss
    • Network blind spots

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Network performance management
    • Application performance management
    • Customer experience management
    • Proactive monitoring
  • Currently using the following visibility product or feature:
    • Load-Balancing

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Improved overall user and/or customer experience/SLAs
    • Improved network and application reliability and performance
  • Saved over $250,000 using Ixia solutions
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 40% with Ixia’s visibility solutions

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Global 500 Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 telecommunications services company is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • The fight against invisible threats
    • Network blind spots

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Network performance management
  • Currently using the following visibility product or feature:
    • Network Taps

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefit experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Improved overall security posture
  • Saved over $250,000 using Ixia solutions.
  • Realized a return on investment using Ixia immediately
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by nearly 60% with Ixia’s visibility solutions

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Global 500 Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 financial services company is based on a September 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We use Ixia NTO to collect, aggregate, filter, and distribute to network and security tools. We also use Ixia bypass to improve resiliency as well as loadbalancerXLs to direct traffic. In addition, we have BreakingPoint for security feature and stress testing.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • The fight against invisible threats
    • Network blind spots
    • Hardware single points of failure

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Network performance management
    • Application performance management
    • Forensics and packet capture
    • Out of band security monitoring tools
    • Resilient inline security tools
  • Is using Ixia tools to monitor virtual traffic
  • Visibility products or features they are currently using:
    • Network Taps
    • Virtual Taps
    • Bypass Switches
    • Network Packet Brokers
    • Advanced Feature Module
    • Application and Threat Intelligence Processor
    • SSL Decryption
    • Data Masking
    • Traffic Deduplication
    • Netflow Generation

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Improved overall security posture
    • Improved overall user and/or customer experience/SLAs
    • Improved network and application reliability and performance
  • Saved over $250,000 using Ixia solutions
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 60% with Ixia’s visibility solutions

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Introduction

This case study of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce uses Ixia’s iBypass and load balancers to effectively control inline security and monitoring tools.”

“Ixia’s central management tool for bypass switches simplifies and speeds up our network.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • Network blind spots
    • Network speed and efficiency

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia visibility solutions for:
    • Out-of-band security monitoring tools
    • Resilient inline security tools
    • Proactive monitoring
  • Visibility products or features it is currently using:
    • Network taps
    • Bypass switches
    • Network packet brokers (NPBs)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Met compliance regulations
    • Improved overall security posture
  • Saved up to $100,000 using Ixia solutions
  • Realized a return on investment within six months
  • Reduced the traffic load on monitoring or security tools by almost 60%

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Westinghouse Electric, Sweden

Introduction

This case study of Westinghouse Electric, Sweden is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Simply put, we use Ixia to see our network content.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • The fight against invisible threats
    • Lack of network diagnostics
    • Network blind spots

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Forensics and packet capture
    • Out-of-band security monitoring tools
  • Visibility products or features it is currently using:
    • Network taps
    • Network packet brokers (NPBs)

Results

Westinghouse Electric, Sweden, achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefit experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Met compliance regulations
  • Saved almost $25,000 using Ixia solutions
  • Reduced the traffic load on monitoring or security tools by almost 20%

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Introduction

This case study of Cisco Systems, Inc. is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • New setup

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Application performance management
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. is currently using Ixia tools to monitor virtual traffic
  • Visibility products or features it is currently using:
    • Traffic deduplication

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Improved overall user and customer service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Realized a return on investment immediately
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 100%

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Bell Canada

Introduction

This case study of Bell Canada is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Currently, we use Ixia for traffic load-balancing to prevent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.”

“Ixia has helped maximize the capacity of the Impreva system.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • The fight against invisible threats
    • Hardware single points of failure

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Forensics and packet capture
    • Resilient inline security tools
  • Currently using the following visibility product or feature:
    • Load-balancing

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Reduced cost
    • Improved overall security posture
    • Improved network and application reliability and performance
  • Saved over $250,000
  • Realized a return on investment within two years
  • Reduced the traffic load on monitoring or security tools by almost 60%

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Summa Health System

Introduction

This case study of Summa Health System is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • Lack of network diagnostics

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Forensics and packet capture
  • Monitoring for virtual traffic
  • Visibility products or features it is currently using:
    • Network taps

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Reduced overall workload
  • Reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 40%

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Century Link (Formerly Savvis)

Introduction

This case study of CenturyLink (formerly Savvis) is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We use various taps to look at ‘choke points’ within the network and then can determine best practices for performance, threats, and vulnerabilities.”

“Using Ixia’s network solutions has allowed us to redirect important capital expenditures (CAPEX) across various projects. The overall cost of network packet brokers (NPBs) and taps are extremely attractive when compared to purchasing additional network gear to do the same job.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • Network blind spots
    • High cost of access points
    • Use of taps to provide the ability to look at traffic before and after security filtering

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Network performance management
    • Forensics and packet capture
    • Out-of-band security monitoring tools
    • Resilient inline security tools
  • Currently using the following visibility product or feature:
    • Network Taps

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefit experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Improved overall security posture
  • Saved between $50,000 and $100,000
  • Realized a return on investment immediately
  • Reduced the traffic load on monitoring or security tools by almost 20%

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance

Introduction

This case study of Texas Farm Bureau Insurance is based on an August 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Ixia NTO solutions provide more flexibility and functionality to manage ‘local SPAN’ traffic, within our visibility and performance monitoring systems. The NTO assists with offloading and filtering out specific known traffic, therefore freeing up resources and preventing unnecessary usage on them.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • The fight against invisible threats
    • Lack of network diagnostics
    • Network blind spots

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Network performance management
    • Forensics and packet capture
    • Out-of-band security monitoring tools
    • Proactive monitoring
  • Is not currently using Ixia tools to monitor any virtual traffic, however, may decide to do so in the near future.
  • Visibility products or features it is currently using:
    • Network taps
    • Load-balancing
    • NetFlow generation
    • Layer 7 application filtering

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Top benefits experienced after implementing Ixia:
    • Improved overall security posture
    • Improved network and application reliability and performance
  • Realized a return on investment (ROI) within the first six months
  • Reduced the traffic load on monitoring or security tools by almost 40%

Ixia Visibility Solutions Case Study

Bank Of America Corporation

Introduction

This case study of Bank of America Corporation is based on a September 2016 survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Operational challenges Ixia helps solve:
    • The constant fight against invisible threats
    • Packet loss
    • Network blind spots
    • High cost of access points

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Ixia visibility solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using Ixia solutions for:
    • Network performance management
    • Application performance management
    • Proactive monitoring
  • Visibility products or features it is currently using:
    • Network taps
    • Bypass switches
    • ThreatARMOR™

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Ixia visibility solutions:

  • Reduced cost
  • Reduced overall workload
  • Improved overall user and/or customer experience/service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Improved network and application reliability and performance



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