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Virtualization Taps

Virtualization Taps provide 100% visibility of traffic passing between Virtual Machines (VMs) in virtualized computing environments and clouds. Virtualization Taps include integrated management and monitoring tools for your virtualized monitoring layer.These versatile software devices also send monitored traffic in encapsulated tunnels to physical monitoring tools, so you can use your existing tools and infrastructure to monitor your virtual environment.

  •     Extends monitoring access into the inter-VM networking layer
  •     Enables monitoring for security and compliance in virtualized environments
  •     Applies existing physical monitoring tools, processes, and procedures to the virtual network


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Today’s networks are virtualizing with explosive speed, raising complex challenges and demanding a new approach to security, management and compliance. Virtualization brings sweeping gains in scalability and efficiency, but also creates the severe threat of intrusion. Lack of visibility into the traffic flow between Virtual Machines (VMs) leaves your network vulnerable and uncontrollable, resulting in potential loss of productivity, customers, and revenue.Phantom Virtulaization Policies
The Phantom Virtualization Tap Provides the Total Visibility You Need

Like a magnifying glass, the landmark Phantom Virtualization Tap exposes the true scope of your virtualized and physical infrastructure. You see every bit of traffic passing between VMs on hypervisor stacks, as well as between VMs residing on separate blades in the same chassis. It taps traffic between your VMs on a physical server and enables rigorous, Best Practices network management and control.

The Phantom Virtualization Tap integrates directly into the hypervisor kernel, enabling full access to the entire network stack without the performance penalty of running your vSwitch in promiscuous mode. That way, you don’t lose important network-layer errors which may be cleaned off before sharing and become becoming invisible to other monitoring resources when those very errors are key to troubleshooting your issue.

Eliminate the Black Hole and Illuminate Your Network Data

The Phantom Virtualization Tap gives you a complete monitoring perspective. As virtualization expands, many instrumentation layer tools are developed for hypervisors and virtual machines. However when users cannot monitor both the virtual and physical aspects of an environment, you run the risk of a “black hole”—when the speed of virtualization outpaces your ability to control and protect your network. That’s why Net Optics supports total access capabilities and unrestricted monitoring by any tool of choice, whether virtual or physical.Phantom Forwarding Policies

The Phantom Virtualization Tap:

  • Performs smart filtering of traffic of interest at the collection point
  • Integrates kernel-level monitoring into the heart of your hypervisor and integrated with your virtual switching vendor of choice
  • Enables monitoring and access control in dynamic and distributed virtual environments
  • Eliminates the need for promiscuous mode switches, dedicated probes or counterintuitive shaping and routing.
    Cost-Efficiently Meet Your Security and Compliance Needs

The Phantom Virtualization Tap optimizes your investment in the physical tools you already own—postponing or reducing the need to purchase expensive, dedicated new virtual tools. Requiring no changes and creating no single point of failure, this versatile Tap supports all best-of-breed hypervisors. It works not only in ESX environments (“VMsafe Certified”) and with internal VMware vSwitches, but also with the Cisco Systems Nexus 1000V virtual switch; the MS Hyper-V 2012, Xen, Oracle VM and KVM hypervisors.

Solve Your Compliance Challenges

To help you audit accurately and simplify compliance, the Phantom Virtualization Tap lets you nonintrusively monitor all traffic passing between VMs on hypervisor stacks. The Tap aggregates traffic from multiple VMs and performs smart filtering; it mirrors all traffic within a virtual switch and exports raw network data within a virtual host to monitoring tools or Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs). This enables you to perform the needed analytics for compliance and reporting, management, and problem resolution. By enabling complete visibility into all data flowing on the network, the Phantom Virtualization Tap allows for immeasurably better control of the virtual environment and application performance.

Achieve Smooth Director™ Switch Integration

The Phantom Virtualization Tap is built to integrate with, and forward traffic to the Net Optics family of Director switches. Extending your options, this Tap is available in various bundles, as an add-on to existing Net Optics monitoring infrastructure, and as a software-only standalone solution.

Manage with Ease and Agility via the GUI-Based Indigo Pro™ Platform

The Phantom Virtualization Tap is managed by the Indigo Pro™ Phantom Manager, which ties smoothly into our Indigo Pro Central Management platform for enterprise-wide management of all access devices. Indigo Pro delivers a rich-featured view of your network’s health, enabling you to configure at a click. Choose from among 120 informative graphs, while element management and a versatile dashboard let you collect and visualize traffic statistics from all of your Net Optics devices. If faults do occur, Indigo Pro collects and displays event messages and generates alerts. You gain accurate knowledge of patterns and conditions across the infrastructure, so you can act to resolve problems before they affect your availability, productivity and SLAs. Indigo Pro is ensures that you get the greatest value from your Net Optics investment.

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Rely on the Phantom Virtualization Tap to provide you with the 100 percent visibility that’s key to safeguarding your network from growing threats, streamline management and achieve regulatory compliance.

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