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Time Navigation Interface

Simplify problem isolation with GigaStor's unique time-based navigation system. Identify time of problem occurrence, and then navigate down to the nanosecond for quick and accurate root-cause identification. GigaStor also offers a big-picture view with a macro timeline graph for proactive management, showing related problems and spikes occurring before an incident so you can dig deeper to prevent reoccurrence.


Root-Cause Analysis

Sift through petabytes of data, perform analysis, and find the problem through root-cause analysis – minimizing downtime and end-user impact. From an enterprise-wide view, you can track bandwidth utilization, network Top Talkers, application metrics, and even VoIP quality statistics. Have more than one GigaStor? Multi-GigaStor Analysis allows you to extract and combine data from numerous appliances into one console, providing a consolidated view of all GigaStor data.


Precision Engineering

The Gen2 Card is exclusively built and engineered by Viavi Solutions. Designed to maximize performance on critical links, it guarantees the fastest real-time packet capture, largest buffers, and highest port density in the industry. See the 10 Gb speed test report by Tolly. Gen2 ensures accurate captures on fully-saturated networks; collects full-duplex, wire speed capture statistics; and can monitor multiple gigabit links. It supports full-duplex gigabit, 10 Gb, and 40 Gb.


Forensics – Security and Compliance

GigaStor is changing the way network and security teams do their jobs. It passively captures and archives all data traversing the network for later analysis and reporting, making it ideal for meeting security forensics and compliance objectives. For example, the GigaStor not only shows that communications took place, it can reconstruct the mined data – providing evidence such as phone conversations, web pages, instant messages, and emails. It serves as a network eyewitness, determining whether a problem relates to the network, security, or application. Use GigaStor’s Expert Analysis and uploaded Snort® rules to investigate security breaches and compliance issues.


Analysis at the Probe

When developing the Observer platform, Viavi Solutions made an architectural leap and virtually eliminated all analysis traffic from the network. This reduces overhead and provides more scalability because you can add more visibility points – without impacting network traffic or the ability to process from a single console. An ideal solution for the world's largest analysis deployments, benefits include a 97 percent reduction in overhead and bandwidth.


Application Analysis

Get an immense depth of application detail in nanoseconds. More than HTTP traffic monitoring, our app analysis goes beyond simple response times. It ensures faster MTTR using a trifecta of comprehensive performance metrics: Application Performance Analysis that focuses on end-user experience; Transaction Analysis that provides extensive detail about the applications layers 5 to 7; and Expert Analytics packed with a variety of advanced analysis tools that save critical minutes, hours, even days off of troubleshooting time.