Packet Design – http://www.packetdesign.com
Packet Design develops and markets network solutions that leverage the distributed intelligence of the Internet Protocol (IP) to enhance the reliability, efficiency and predictability of IP networks. The unique IP routing and traffic analysis solutions enable unprecedented visibility, analysis and diagnosis of an enterprise or service provider’s IP network, improving network availability and performance while reducing operating costs and delivering a strong ROI.
Packet Design has pioneered a new network management technology based on the fusion of routing and traffic flow analysis that provides full visibility into the real-time, network-wide, integrated operation of IP routing and traffic flows. Route-flow fusion builds on Packet Design’s previous pioneering work in the technology called IP Route Analytics, which provides full visibility into the routing operation of an IP network by “listening” to the various routing protocols (e.g., OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, EIGRP) and analyzing the information to build a real-time, network-wide routing map. Route-flow fusion adds the ability to see network-wide traffic flows without the burden of instrumenting the whole network with flow collectors, by utilizing a few collectors at key traffic insertion points on the network and utilizing Route Analytics-derived topology intelligence to concatenate flows by routable network prefixes and project those prefix-based aggregated flows across all links in the network using destination-based routing information operating on the destination prefixes of the aggregated flows. The result is an unprecedented level of visibility into the actual operation of control and data planes of an IP network, and an as-running model of the network that can be interacted with in real-time or historical play-back modes to execute accurate and timely monitoring, planning, and root-cause analysis troubleshooting. Route-flow fusion gives network engineers a top-down view of their networks, empowering a new level of confidence, accuracy and responsiveness to customer and network requirements.
- Route Explorer – http://www.packetdesign.com/products/rex.htm
Route Explorer delivers real-time, network-wide Layer 3 visibility across an Enterprise or Service Provider’s IP network, letting operator’s view the dynamic routing operation that directs the flow of traffic. Route Explorer’s unique capabilities speed the identification and resolution of difficult-to-diagnose network problems, enable trouble-free network maintenance and allow engineers to accurately model network changes and optimize service delivery.
- MPLS WAN Explorer – http://www.packetdesign.com/products/mex.htm
MPLS WAN Explorer extends real-time, network-wide IP routing and traffic visibility beyond the traditional boundaries of Enterprise IP networks to encompass outsourced MPLS VPNs. MPLS WAN Explorer increases the accuracy and efficiency of monitoring, troubleshooting and change management processes, and helps IT managers keep Service Providers accountable for high-quality WAN service delivery.
- Traffic Explorer – http://www.packetdesign.com/products/tex.htm
Traffic Explorer leverages the real-time topology intelligence of Route Explorer to provide traffic flow analysis across an entire IP network, without requiring broad deployment of probes or the overhead associated with polling-based techniques. Traffic Explorer’s end-to-end, path-aware view of traffic flows delivers an unprecedented understanding of network behavior, helping to rapidly determine the root cause of problems, analyze and optimize traffic patterns and effectively plan for network change and growth.
- VPN Explorer – http://www.packetdesign.com/products/mpls-vpn.htm
VPN Explorer extends the network-wide routing visibility of Route Explorer, revealing the topology of individual VPN’s across a Service Provider’s RFC 2547bis MPLS VPN network. VPN Explorer is the only solution that monitors, baselines and analyzes site-to-site reachability and privacy, helping network operators detect any changes in a customer’s VPN service so they can maximize customer satisfaction while avoiding SLA payouts.
- VPN Traffic Explorer – http://www.packetdesign.com/products/vpntex.htm
VPN Traffic Explorer provides an integrated view of VPN customer routes and traffic flows across a Service Provider’s entire network, including the MPLS core, allowing operators to analyze traffic flows by customer on every link in their network. VPN Traffic Explorer delivers the industry’s most comprehensive Layer 3 MPLS VPN service management solution, helping Service Providers rapidly resolve service issues, proactively plan for growth, accurately model network changes and identify revenue opportunities and key business trends.