IXIA - Cloudlens: Monitor and secure your Private cloud
Private clouds are flexible, scalable, and leverage your existing infrastructure. But a lack of packet-level visibility can complicate things considerably. The environment may be virtual, but the blind spots are not. Without the ability to monitor traffic between virtual machines (VMs) in your private cloud, your security and performance management tools lack the critical data they need to identify attackers and prevent network outages.
That's why companies trust Cloudlens to deliver complete, packet-level visibility for their private clouds. Instead of the pay-as-you-go approach offered by CloudLens SaaS, CloudLens Self-Hosted runs in your data center — enabling you to supply your monitoring tools with critical packet data from your virtual environment, even when you are offline.
Pick a hypervisor, Any hypervisor
With support for leading virtual environments, VMware ESXi and NSX, Nutanix AHV, OpenStack KVM, and Microsoft Hyper-V, CloudLens Self-Hosted enables complete visibility into all your private cloud deployments via a single management interface. Moreover, CloudLens Self-Hosted is vSwitch/router agnostic — giving you even more flexibility when needed.
Capture inter-vm traffic with vtap
Packet data traveling between VMs is notoriously difficult to capture. However, CloudLens Self-Hosted captures this east-west traffic with its proprietary vTap capability. The platform can virtually tap both inline and out-of-band (OOB) traffic in two modes:
- Tap only: copies and forwards data, similar to a physical tap
- Tap and filter: copies data and filters it with basic Layer 2 to Layer 4 criteria, so only relevant data is forwarded
Additionally, Cloud Sensor vTaps can access network traffic in environments where your administrators have limited or no hypervisor access, such as with Microsoft Azure Stack. This enables you to achieve true hypervisor-agnostic visibility, since you can run CloudLens vTap sensors in your virtual workloads, filter the tapped traffic with L2 to L4 criteria, and forward packet data to any available interface with GRE tunneling.
As with any Ixia product, management is simple. The easy-to-use CloudLens Sensor Management Platform integrates seamlessly with the CloudLens GUI — enabling you to deploy sensors wherever you need them, even in secure environments or without internet access.