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Network Packet Brokers Enable Network Teams to Scale Operational and Security Use Cases

Published: 27 March 2013

ID: G00247710

Analyst(s): Jonah Kowall


The increased bandwidth usage in today's networks is putting a great strain on technology monitoring the security, quality and usage of the network. NPB solutions help solve this problem with minimal differentiation from one another, causing market consolidation.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Network speeds beyond 10GBps are causing scale issues for network professionals dealing with security and performance monitoring tools
  • NPB and security tool providers are reducing their bundled pricing, thus driving the NPM buying decisions of network teams
  • The common use of merchant silicon among network teams is creating less differentiation in the market, which switching vendors and SDN providers are taking advantage of

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