Keysight Technologies announces Cloud Sensor vTap for Ixia CloudLens

Keysight Technologies Inc. has introduced a new feature for Cloudlens from Ixia known as Cloud Sensor vTap. This latest feature is designed to enable organizations to better manage their security risk in private and hybrid cloud environments, such as Microsoft Azure Stack, with visibility into East-West traffic without requiring hypervisor access.

Keysight Technologies Inc. has introduced a new feature for Cloudlens from Ixia known as Cloud Sensor vTap. This latest feature is designed to enable organizations to better manage their security risk in private and hybrid cloud environments, such as Microsoft Azure Stack, with visibility into East-West traffic without requiring hypervisor access.

Rapid increases in cloud adoption have heightened the need for securing data, applications and workloads that reside in any cloud-based environment. A recent Ixia survey, Lack of Visibility Drives Public Cloud Security Risk, found that 82% of IT professionals were concerned with security and data privacy in the private cloud.

Ixia CloudLens, with the new Cloud Sensor vTap, provides visibility for virtual network traffic in private cloud environments where the administrator has no hypervisor access, says Keysight. It enables customers to virtually tap or capture, filter and forward a copy of network traffic directly to either tools or a network packet broker.

“Private cloud environments, in which access to the underlying hypervisor platform and virtual switches is not possible, present unique visibility challenges,” says Scott Register, vice president of product management at Keysight’s Ixia Solutions Group. “Organizations have a limited view of virtualized network traffic which creates network blind spots for virtual or physical data center security, monitoring and analytics tools. Cloud Sensor vTap delivers the visibility needed into incoming and outgoing traffic from a particular virtual workload, significantly improving overall security of private and hybrid cloud environments.”

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