The industry’s largest security show, the RSA Conference, kicks off this week in San Francisco, but many companies are getting ahead of it with announcements — including Infoblox Inc, the market leader in Domain Name System, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and IP address management, or DDI for short.
Keysight Technologies, a manufacturer of network packet brokers (NPB) and a provider of solutions to improve network visibility and security, recently announced a pair of 400 Gig products.
Packet brokers intelligently move traffic to the various security and monitoring tools that required network information. Without an NPB, all data is sent to all devices, which requires a product like a firewall to pre-process data before analyzing it. Given the cost of these devices, this might be the costliest way to deploy security and management tools.