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Observer Probes

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Observer Probes

Collect NetFlow Data, Monitor Performance, and Aggregate Across Sites.

Whether your network stretches across the building or the globe, Observer Probe appliances cover your edge and remote network sites with advanced analysis technologies. They aggregate information across network sites near and far — extending your reach without sacrificing monitoring integrity. The Observer line of software and hardware Probes monitors network activity across multiple topologies with robust intelligence and a menu of rich features. Use Probes for troubleshooting, collecting NetFlow data, proactive monitoring, long-term data collection, network forensics, and more.

As enterprise networks continue growing, Probes provide performance management support for multiple departments, locations, business functions and remote users. This robust remote monitoring solution when used with a console, gives IT managers and engineers the power to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and respond to network problems from any location. Probes offer deep insights and 360 degrees of visibility into every element of an organization’s business-critical IT infrastructure. Choose software Probe options or from a variety of pre-configured rack mount systems for an easy, cost-effective way to monitor any part of the network.

Benefits

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  • Gain insight and visibility into the entire network
  • Manage remote networks as easily as local
  • Aggregate information across sites for global health
  • Get support for the following topologies:
    • LAN
    • Gigabit, 10 Gb, and 40 Gb
    • Wireless (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • Fault tolerant 1U and 2U chassis

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Features

Use Observer Probes with Observer Analyzer and Observer Apex to deploy features that quickly help troubleshoot and resolve issues. Probes are hardware appliances that run Observer Probe Instance Software, providing enterprise-wide views of network traffic. With Probes, there's no added time or expense involved traveling to remote sites when a problem occurs – see everything you need from your desktop.

Access the Power of Probes Plus Analyzer

Monitor and troubleshoot critical network links in any location in real time, using the Probe-Analyzer power duo. Probes report to the Analyzer console for complete video monitoring support to tracking end-user experience.

Pair Probes with Apex for Greater Visibility

Get a top-down approach that combines enterprise-wide views, macro- and micro-level reporting, and deep drill-down for problem resolution with Apex.

Increase Troubleshooting Efficiency

Accelerate troubleshooting with Probes using real-time Expert Analysis locally at the Probe, without transferring captured data back to the console.

Get Unmatched Distributed Visibility

Distributed visibility is offered with Probes. Deploy Probes to various observation points to monitor traffic, correlate analysis, and more.

See All Your Data with Flow Aggregation

View the complete picture with flow data aggregation for a unified report of all network sites.

Optimize New Technology

Probes assist with reporting on key technology initiatives such as UC, virtualization, and cloud.

For companies that can't invest in dedicated Hardware Probes, Observer Software Probes provide a low-cost monitoring alternative. Easy to install and configure, they support Ethernet, Gigabit, and wireless. Ideal for analyzing low-utilization gigabit network speeds, the Observer line features a variety of Software Probes.

Also available, Observer Hardware Probes can manage high-utilization, full-duplex gigabit or 10 Gb networks.

Whether Hardware or Software, Probes can be selected to meet the specific needs of your organization.


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