Packet Broker

Network Packet Broker

Efficient management and analysis of network traffic are paramount for organizations to ensure security, performance, and compliance. The packet broker is a crucial component of modern network infrastructure acting as a centralized traffic hub, intelligently directing data flows from various network sources to monitoring and security tools. By filtering, aggregating, and optimizing network packets, packet brokers enable organizations to gain comprehensive visibility into their network activities. This visibility empowers IT teams to detect and mitigate security threats, troubleshoot performance issues, and ensure regulatory compliance.

A network packet broker is a network device with copper and/or fiber interfaces that directs network traffic from switch SPAN ports and/or Network TAPs between two connected routers and/or switches and then manipulates that traffic to allow the more efficient use of network security and performance tools, both inline and passive.

Disaggregated Packet Broker