Gartner Research

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

Published: 27 March 2013

ID: G00247710

Analyst(s): Jonah Kowall

Summary

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.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

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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