Ixia Fabric Controller (IFC) Centralized Manager Introduced
January 31, 2019
Share this

Keysight Technologies announced that Ixia, a Keysight Business, has launched a new software solution for centralized management of a wide range of wired, wireless, and/or virtual visibility solutions.

The new Ixia Fabric Controller (IFC) Centralized Manager supports network packet brokers, taps, bypass switches, and cloud visibility solutions via a single graphical user interface (GUI).

“Serious gaps in device management can lead to performance issues, visibility blind spots and security vulnerabilities,” stated Recep Ozdag, VP of Product Management for Keysight’s Ixia Solutions Group. “Professionals responsible for managing enterprise networks need a resource that can provide a comprehensive view of their monitoring devices at any time, despite location. Ixia’s new IFC Centralized Manager delivers the centralized network platform needed to address those gaps, improve performance and reduce blind spots.”

IFC Centralized Manager eases configuration and monitoring of taps, virtual taps, data monitoring switches, and network packet brokers, including third-party devices, through a single pane of glass. IFC Centralized Manager includes:

- a dynamic network topology map that shows the “up” or “down” status of supported devices and custom status providing visualization of monitoring resources for improved security, performance, capacity planning and compliance

- real-time data acquisition from auto-discovered devices that is archived and presented in rich graphical formats for snapshot viewing and historical trend analysis

- an enhanced high availability feature that supports primary and secondary units (in physical, virtual or combination) in sync with one floating IP address, allowing instant take-over when the master fails

- automated task execution across devices for comprehensive configuration and fault management to simplify script and policy execution and software upgrades

- security and user management features for role-based access, user authentication and external authentication based on global policies

Share this

The Latest

June 13, 2019

Establishing a digital business is top-of-mind, even more so than last year, as 91% of organizations have adopted or have plans to adopt a digital-first strategy, according to IDG Communications Digital Business Research ...

June 12, 2019

If digital transformation is to succeed at the pace enterprises demand, IT teams, the CIOs who lead them, and the boardroom must forge a far greater alignment than presently exists. That is the over-arching sentiment expressed by IT professionals in a recent survey on the state of IT infrastructure and roadblocks to digital success ...

June 11, 2019

Given the incredible amount of traffic traversing corporate WANs, it's not surprising that businesses are seeing performance issues. If anything, it's amazing applications work as well as they do ...

June 10, 2019

Are your business applications sluggish? Choppy? Prone to getting hung up or crashing at the most inopportune times? If these symptoms sound familiar, you might be suffering from the heartache of … poor application performance. Stop me if any of this sounds familiar ...

June 06, 2019
AIOps Exchange, a not-for-profit private forum defining the future of AIOps, published <span style="font-style: italic;">The AIOps Manifesto</span> discussing the role of AI in supporting digital transformation ...
June 05, 2019

As network transformation initiatives like SD-WAN, edge computing and public/private clouds are adopted at increasing rates, hybrid networks are quickly becoming the new normal for IT and NetOps professionals.Without visibility into these hybrid network environments, NetOps are unable to troubleshoot the business-critical applications every organization relies on today. Here are four ways IT and NetOps teams can gain better visibility into complex, hybrid networks ...

June 04, 2019

A minimum Internet Performance Bar exists that, if met, should deliver top-tier website performance, regardless of industry, according to the 2019 Digital Experience Performance Benchmark Report, from ThousandEyes, a comparative analysis of web, infrastructure and network performance metrics from the top 20 US digital retail, travel and media websites ...

June 03, 2019

Since digital transformation is happening at such a rapid pace based on new, highly complex technologies like multi-cloud, containers and microservice architectures, customers are experiencing more challenges than ever in managing this complexity. However, with every challenge comes an opportunity. So, how can channel partners leverage these market disruptions to open the door to opportunity? The answer is simple ...

May 30, 2019

Executives from proactive organizations reported using performance management strategies to deliver innovation and meet broader business goals, and implementing application performance management (APM) tools with advanced monitoring features such as real-time user experience monitoring, and providing a composite view of log and performance data, according to Driving Business Performance Through Application Performance Management, a new report from GigaOm ...

May 29, 2019

Through our recent study, we wanted to better understand how service desk users are interacting with the service teams; how they connect for service; the manner in which most service desks receive user requests; and if organizations employ a knowledge base and how that information might be stored. Here’s what we’ve discovered ...