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Ixia extends CloudLens, now supports all major cloud platforms

By Patrick Martlew
Thu 28 Sep 2017
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Network visibility and security provider Ixia has announced it has further extended the CloudLens Visibility Platform to include support for Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Bluemix, and Alibaba Cloud.

With existing support for Amazon Web Services (AWS), and both Windows and Linux, the company states the new additions make Ixia CloudLens the first visibility solution to support all leading cloud platforms with multiple operating systems.

Ixia CloudLens provides visibility across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments, and according to Ixia, it is the first to be delivered as a pure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution.

The company says CloudLens was designed from the ground up to retain the benefits of the cloud including elastic scale, flexibility, and agility while enabling security, analytics, and forensics tools to acquire the needed data.

Bethany Mayer, Ixia’s president says, “Ixia understands that IT decision-makers need to implement and manage viable hybrid networks, and operate in a business environment where application performance is essential to generating revenue and maintaining customer relationships.

“That’s why we developed CloudLens - a single cloud-native visibility platform that eliminates blind spots throughout the entire spectrum from cloud to physical environment, enabling our customers to improve the effectiveness of monitoring tools, while delivering better intelligence to reduce mission-critical application downtime.”

Ixia says the platform enables customers to easily deploy in, and manage, multiple cloud environments, use any operating system, help ensure the sustained performance of tools and applications running in public cloud environments and optimise security and provide an enhanced level of insight.

CloudLens has a micro-services based, serverless design, which enables it to function in any public cloud deployment.

Supporting rapid elastic scale and self-serve installations for tenants, Ixia says it eliminates the need for cloud provider involvement.

Ixia works with technology partners including AppNeta, The Bro Project, CA Technologies, Dynatrace, Eastwind Networks, FireEye, Jask, LogRhythm, NetFort Technologies, NTOP, ProtectWise, Perch Security, RSA Security, Savvius, Sinefa, Suricata, Wireshark, and VoIPmonitor.

Dan Thormodsgaard, Fishtech CTO and co-founder says, “Hybrid and multi-cloud environments create challenges for security teams who need to manage multiple segments and no longer have the packet visibility to secure their network.

“Ixia CloudLens solves this challenge with a cloud-agnostic platform that supports AWS, Azure, IBM, and more, and is capable of supporting Windows and Linux as well. This flexibility enables CloudLens to provide access to packet level data coupled with a simple way to centrally manage across platforms,” he says.

“As a result of the Ixia and Fishtech partnership, CloudLens delivers access to packet data, and tech partners such as ProtectWise and Perch provide automated threat detection, enabling organizations to secure their clouds.”

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