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LMTV LIVE | What Can I Really Do With A Visibility Architecture? (with Keith Bromley of IXIA and Mike Canney of IXIA)



Yx_X0tC2Network visibility is an often overlooked but critically important activity for IT. The real question people often ask is, what can I really do with a “Visibility Architecture?” The short answer is that it enables you to quickly isolate security threats and resolve performance issues. The long answer is that there are over 50 different monitoring and visibility use cases that are either enabled and/or improved by implementing a Visibility Architecture. This is our second of several discussions to learn what a visibility architecture is and how it can help you optimize network data capture and analysis.

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LMTV LIVE | Best Practices for Network Tapping (with Keith Bromley of IXIA)



YouTube Live Event starts at 9:30AM PST, Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Yx_X0tC2This week we will be speaking with Keith Bromley, Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing of IXIA.

We promise to do our very best to avoid the usual Taps vs SPAN discussion in this live event. But what we will discuss is the following.

  • Taps are part of a well-planned visibility architecture.
  • Taps should be as easy as set and forget.
  • Taps are placed inline in the network but they are passive and only make a copy of the data, i.e. they don’t divert the main traffic flow.
  • Bypass switches are similar to taps but different from taps as they actually divert the data but also provide fail-over mechanisms for network survivability.
  • A virtual tap is a software version of the standard tap except that this can be loaded onto virtualized servers to capture east-west data in the virtual data center.
  • Some best practices for tap placement
    • Use taps where you can to ensure that you get the best data possible as fast as possible
    • Tap your network ingress and egress points
    • Tap any known choke points

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LMTV LIVE | Networking Trends for 2017 (with Mike Canney of Viavi)



Live Broadcast starts @ 9:30 AM PST, Wednesday, January 11, 2017


ViaviMike canneyWith the New Year’s celebrations behind us, it’s time to put down the eggnog and look forward to the key technologies and trends that will impact network professionals in 2017.

LMTV will kick off this year with Mike Canney, Principal Strategic Architect and troubleshooter of Viavi Solutions, to take a look into our crystal ball to discuss the biggest things to impact IT.


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LMTV LIVE | Steve Brown and Warren Caron of Viavi Solutions


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This week we will speak with Steve Brown and Warren Caron of Viavi Solutions, who are their Director of Solutions Marketing and Solutions Engineer, respectively.

With network teams increasingly involved in all aspects of security from threat prevention to breach investigation and remediation, understanding how to be proactive is critical. In this week's LMTV LIVE, we’ll discuss how network pros can more effectively work with security teams on threat prevention, investigations, and cleanup efforts.

  • Proactively ID anomalous network behavior
  • Recognize malware, ransomware, and DDoS
  • Assess damage post-attack
  • Reconstruct or playback breaches
  • Ensure successful remediation
  • Overcoming key visibility and intelligence issues
  • Strategies to ensure security events are fully captured

LMTV LIVE | BeezKeeper from NetBeez (with Stefano Gridelli)



YouTube LIVE: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 9:30 AM PST


Netbeez_170x200This week we will be speaking with Stefano Gridelli, Co-Founder and CEO of NetBeez, who will be showing a live demonstration of the latest release of the BeezKeeper, which includes new features like scheduled iperf tests, Internet speedtests, and VoIP call quality estimates (MOS).

Stefano-GridelliStefano Gridelli is cofounder and CEO of NetBeez (netbeez.net), a Pittsburgh-based company that has released a distributed network monitoring solution for enterprises. Before NetBeez, Stefano worked as a network engineer, leading network design and implementation projects in complex network environments. He is Cisco CCNP certified and holds a Service Routing Architect (SRA) certification from Alcatel-Lucent. 


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LMTV LIVE | Boris Rogier of Performance Vision



YouTube LIVE Event: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 9:30 AM PST


Performance_vision_170x200This week we will be speaking with Boris Rogier, Co-founder and Managing Director of Performance Vision (previously SecurActive).

Performance Vision (PV) is a leading vendor in the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and network visibility markets. PV provides a range of innovative solutions that helps IT managers obtain a global vision of their infrastructure as well as application performance and usage.

Brnew2Boris will talk about how WireData can address the need of IT operations for performance analytics, in particular, the challenges of handling hundreds of applications for thousands of users and similarly, the challenges of taking troubleshooting capabilities in a virtualized / cloud / SDN data centers.

He will also discuss the need to take a new approach to traffic analysis to address this new situation and give an update on Performance Vision's latest development: Version 4.1.


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