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VIAVI unveils Observer 18 to Manage Network Performance and Security Challenges

VIAVI availability of Observer 18, delivering end-user experience scoring, streamlined workflows and high-fidelity forensics, powered by the fastest stream-to-disk platform available in the market today. As employees and users increasingly work away from the office, school campus, or hospital, NetOps and SecOps teams face twin challenges: optimize performance of the network even when that network can physically be located anywhere, while protecting against security threats, especially when those threats are taking advantage of atypical operating procedures.

“As enterprise workforces and users become more distributed, and rely on applications located in multiple clouds, the resulting any-to-any networking model is susceptible to performance and security challenges,” said Charles Thompson, Senior Director, Enterprise and Cloud, VIAVI. “Observer 18 empowers stakeholders from business leaders to level 3 support with customizable, streamlined workflows and intuitive visualizations, based on the most complete data set available. When they take control, they can guarantee that both work and learning can happen, wherever it needs to happen.”

“Whether ensuring optimal end user experience or addressing security threats, maintaining IT service health begins with complete visibility into network traffic,” said Kevin Tolly, Founder of The Tolly Group. “The Tolly Group completed testing of the Observer GigaStor Gen4 product family. Models tested were rated at 20, 40, and 60 Gbps. Results met or exceeded the performance claims of VIAVI, including their fastest model which showed sustained packet capture of 60.5 Gbps with real-world enterprise packet size of approximately 400 bytes.”

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