Welcome to Packet Pushers Heavy Networking. In this sponsored show with VIAVI Solutions we dive into the intersection of Network Performance Management (NPM) and security.
VIAVI has a substantial portfolio of products, but today’s episode focuses on the Observer family–including Apex, GigaStor, and GigaFlow–for NPM and security use cases.
We discuss how VIAVI performs full packet capture for detailed analysis of performance and security events, how VIAVI enriches flow records with additional data to provide valuable context, and how the concept of end user experience informs its approach to NPM.
We also examine the critical role Observer can play in security operations, including the forensic value of high-fidelity packet capture, and why it’s essential for network and security teams to to work from the same data sources.
Our guests from VIAVI are Charles Thompson, Sr. Director, Product Management; and Mike McGrath, Partner Director.