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Ixia First to Deliver End-to-End Visibility for All Leading Public Cloud Platforms

Ixia, a Keysight Business and leading provider of network visibility and security solutions, today announced it has further extended the CloudLens Visibility Platform to include support for Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Bluemix, and Alibaba Cloud, in addition to the existing support for Amazon Web Services (AWS), and for both Windows and Linux. As a result, Ixia CloudLens is now the first visibility solution to support all leading cloud platforms with multiple operating systems. 

IT infrastructures are transforming into a mix of self-hosted applications and cloud-based services on multiple cloud platforms. As business data is exchanged among on-premises applications in private data centers and applications running in multiple public clouds, end-to-end visibility extending across the hybrid environment is a challenge. The lack of granular access to cloud traffic, regardless of the cloud service provider, creates blind spots in the network which could compromise application performance or security, resulting in a degraded customer experience and increased network security risk.

Ixia CloudLens provides comprehensive visibility across cloud environments-public, private, and hybrid clouds, and is the first to be delivered as a pure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. CloudLens was designed from the ground up to retain the benefits of the cloud - elastic scale, flexibility, and agility, while enabling security, analytics, and forensics tools to acquire the needed data, whether the tool is in a private data center or public cloud.

"Hybrid and multi-cloud environments create challenges for security teams who need to manage multiple segments, and no longer have the packet visibility to secure their network," stated Dan Thormodsgaard, CTO and Co-Founder at Fishtech Group. "Ixia CloudLens solves this challenge with a cloud-agnostic platform that supports AWS, Azure, IBM, and more, and is capable of supporting Windows and Linux as well. This flexibility enables CloudLens to provide access to packet level data coupled with a simple way to centrally manage across platforms. As a result of the Ixia and Fishtech Group partnership, CloudLens delivers access to packet data, and tech partners such as ProtectWise and Perch provide automated threat detection, enabling organizations to secure their clouds."

CloudLens Public enables customers to:

  • Easily deploy in, and manage, multiple cloud environments whether public, private, or hybrid
  • Use any operating system, Windows or Linux, on any platform
  • Help ensure performance of tools and applications running in public cloud environments, while maintaining rapid elastic scale
  • Optimize security and provide an enhanced level of insight

CloudLens has a micro-services based, serverless design, which enables it to seamlessly function in any public cloud deployment. Supporting rapid elastic scale and self-serve installations for tenants, it eliminates the need for cloud provider involvement. CloudLens operates without network constraints and does not rely on hypervisor- or provider-specific features in public or private clouds for both virtualized and physical networks.

Ixia works with leading security, APM, and NPM tool providers, including open source providers, to pre-validate CloudLens interoperability. This ensures a seamless experience for CloudLens users to ensure complete visibility into cloud environments: Technology partners include: AppNeta, The Bro Project, CA Technologies, Dynatrace, Eastwind Networks, FireEye, Jask, LogRhythm, NetFort Technologies, NTOP, ProtectWise, Perch Security, RSA Security, Savvius, Sinefa, Suricata, Wireshark, and VoIPmonitor.

"Ixia understands that IT decision makers need to implement and manage viable hybrid networks, and operate in a business environment where application performance is essential to generating revenue and maintaining customer relationships," states Bethany Mayer, President of Ixia. "That's why we developed CloudLens - a single cloud native visibility platform that eliminates blind spots throughout the entire spectrum from cloud to physical environment, enabling our customers to improve the effectiveness of monitoring tools, while delivering better intelligence to reduce mission-critical application downtime."

Published Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:03 AM by David Marshall
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