cPacket Networks, a provider of next-generation network performance/security monitoring and packet brokering solutions, launches the cCloud cloud-based network visibility-as-a-service (VaaS) offering by working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and leveraging the traffic mirroring feature offered by Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).
“While many of our customers are migrating workloads to the cloud, until now it happened to be a black-box for them, from a performance and security perspective. The cPacket solution builds on Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) traffic mirroring to remove blind spots, provide complete visibility, and make the cloud transition smooth for our customers,” said Brendan O’Flaherty, CEO of cPacket Networks.
Providing deep network traffic visibility
Without the rich insights of packet data, full visibility is compromised as today’s log-based tools have several limitations. The traffic mirroring service is a new feature available as part of Amazon VPC, designed to more easily provide deep network traffic visibility.
cPacket cCloud allows deep inspection, threat investigation, performance, and capacity planning
Traffic mirroring duplicates the traffic from Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances within an Amazon VPC and forwards it to performance and security monitoring tools. Because traffic mirroring is built in Amazon VPC, it removes the need for AWS customers to deploy an ad-hoc forwarding agent in each of their Amazon VPCs for every monitoring tool they have. cPacket cCloud allows deep inspection, threat investigation, performance, and capacity planning.
Monitor network traffic
“cPacket’s cCloud solution for Amazon VPC comprises of cClear-V, cVu-V, and cStor-V series cloud-native instances which provide a complete visibility service chain including virtual packet brokering, packet data capture, analysis and storage, and single pane of glass analytics across the hybrid environment,” said Ron Nevo, CTO of cPacket Networks.
With cPacket’s new cCloud offering, customers can natively replicate and monitor network traffic to their tools within their Amazon VPC, and further cut the complexity and cost of using forwarding agents or container-based sensors. The result is simplicity, elasticity, and cost savings.