Network monitoring tools face constant challenges as they fight to secure sensitive information and prevent damaging cyberattacks. Given below are three such challenges every enterprise CIOs should try to overcome.
FREMONT, CA: The necessity to protect the critical network infrastructure is one of the major topics that is discussed by the corporate executives and government leaders. Network monitoring tools face constant challenges as they fight to secure sensitive information and also prevent damaging the cyberattacks. The network landscape is changing now and forcing industries and the cybersecurity teams to adjust the strategies that they implement for increasing threat detection and other aspects of cybersecurity.
Enhancement of network trafficking
The increased expansion of ubiquitous mobile access, the rise in network-delivered content, and the increasing number of IoT deployments are some of the applications that drive the traffic growth. Cisco's 2018 Visual Networking Index predicted that the network traffic would continue to increase at 26 percent CAGR between 2017 and 2022. As a result of this, there is a need for new network monitoring tools that can process the increasing volume of traffic and efficiently identify cyber threats.
WAN technology will increase the available bandwidth and lower bit hauling costs
Swiftly advancing WAN technology is accommodating the higher volumes of network traffic growth. Utilizing the optical transport technology in the Optical Transport Network (OTN) has a numerable amount of bandwidth that is delivered by a single optical wavelength. Coherent 100G technology deployments have already obtained critical mass in long-haul and metro networks. At present, the cost of sound 200G technology and the availability of pluggable optics will drive the 200G. Moreover, the latest generation of coherent technology ensures to offer a standardized, pluggable 400G solution that will begin to mature later this year. This should significantly minimize the cost of hauling bits around the cities and across the globe.
Advances made in data center switching technology
Swiftly improving the data center networking technology will enable CIOs to address higher bandwidth demands. The lower-cost optics technology and higher-density merchants switch the chips are now driving a migration of switch ports from 10G to 100G, with 200G/400G switch deployments that will arrive by the end of 2019. Network visibility applications are designed for observing the data center traffic flows that must now support 100G interfaces and scale to meet near-term migration strategies to 200G/400G.