Ideally, a company would monitor 100% of its network with security and monitoring tools. In reality, this is not always the case. A 2018 survey conducted by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) found that the majority of enterprises monitor less than 70% of their networks. When asked why they do not monitor 100% of their networks, the top response (38%) from IT professionals was “network complexity”.
However specialized security and monitoring tools may be, they all have two things in common:
• They need to know exactly what is happening in the network
• Their output is only as good as the data they receive.
Any gap in monitoring or security coverage compromises your ability to manage and defend your data centers, networks, and applications.
This is where Network Packet Brokers come in.