Renowned as a Silicon Valley based company, Niagara Networks that pioneers the Open Visibility Platform to bring the desperately needed agility to network security, recently made a huge announcement. It stated that a Middle East provider selected a Niagara Networks solutions to serve as an agile deployment point for in-line cybersecurity solutions, in its network edge data centres to protect its operations and customers.
The Niagara Networks solutions are known for network visibility, high-performance and traffic delivery solutions for world’s most demanding service provider and enterprise environments. When installed in the world’s most prominent networks, it entitles Security and Network Operations Centres (SOC/NOC) with end-to-end visibility and traffic intelligence across both the virtual and physical networks.
The sales director EMEI of Niagara Networks, Stuart Howe said that since the Service Providers needed to ensure the highest levels of security and performance along with the agility to adapt to the latest challenges, they selected Niagara Networks. Speaking in the same context, he added, “Niagara Networks uniquely provides the agility service providers need with the performance and reliability designed for the most demanding networks in the world.”
As of now Niagara Networks have various competitors based on functions and revenue. Gigamon is one of the top competitors and competes in the Data Processing Services industry. Unlike Niagara Networks that generates $7.5M in revenue, Gigamon generates $359.5M more revenue. Similarly, Ixia that is a top competitor of Niagara Networks is in the Computers, Peripherals, Networking and Electronic Equipment industry and exceeds in the number of employees.
While understanding the functioning of the Niagara Networks appliances, it was concluded that they enable the direct flow of network traffic of varying rates up to 100 gigabits per second to flow through the security systems with the ability to bypass them. Each basically operates as a bypass switch and enables solutions for in-line processing of network traffic.
The bypassing is based on various factors, including power failure or the security systems not being available. The bypass technology also enables NetOps and SecOps teams to improve network and security design and implementation across the region. In short, the Niagara Networks provides all the building blocks for an advanced Visibility Adaptation Layer, including advanced packet brokers, bypass switches, network TAPs, and a unified management and orchestration software to ease configuration and provisioning of the visibility