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ALSO CALLED: Networkmonitor, Network Traffic Monitoring, Network Behavior Monitoring, Monitoring Network, Network Performance Monitoring
DEFINITION: Port mirroring, also known as a roving analysis port, is a method of monitoring network traffic that forwards a copy of each incoming and outgoing packet from one port of a network switch to another port where the packet can be studied. A network administrator uses port mirroring as a diagnostic tool or debugging feature, especially when fending off an attack. It enables the administrator to keep  … 
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Security and Privacy on the Encrypted Network
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to learn how decryption is a necessary tool in network security and monitoring.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 20 Jan 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Gaining 2020 insight into network and application performance
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper serves as a quick introduction to Citrix NetScaler, describing how it takes network visibility to the next level by eliminating manual optimizations and simplifying IT processes.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Apr 2015

Citrix

SSL Traffic Management to Meet Your Needs
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover a tool that gives you the all the capabilities you need for effective traffic monitoring.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

Blue Coat Systems

The State of Threat Intelligence in 2015
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: In this research report, discover how many organizations have successfully implemented threat intelligence and what benefits they're experiencing.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

AlienVault

Security Analytics Moves to Real-Time Protection
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a security analytics platform that works in real time.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Making the Journey to HTTP/2
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper for an in-depth look at the benefits and challenges of HTTP/2, as well as tips for easing the transition to HTTP/2.
Posted: 28 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Mar 2015

F5 Networks

Why Every IT Security Team Needs Anomaly Detection Software
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you the ins and outs of anomaly detection, including how it works and what its benefits are.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Prelert

Distilling Alert Noise to Find Real Problems
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: Read this brief article to discover how anomaly detection programs can lower your rates of false positives and make security management much more efficient.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

Prelert

7 Ways to Find Rogue Users
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: This article gives you seven foolproof steps towards setting up insider security with less disruption and better accuracy.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Prelert

Case Study: Catching Virtual Thieves
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: In this brief case study, discover a crime on intellectual property that came very close to slipping through the cracks.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 16 Jan 2015

Prelert

Selecting a Next-Generation Firewall: Top 10 Considerations
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to uncover how a next-gen firewall closes network gaps and explore the top 10 considerations for platform evaluation.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 12 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

South Washington Co. Schools: redefining the network
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: As a result of the exponential growth in wireless devices, South Washington County Schools needed an easier way to maintain security and manage both wired and wireless networks. Read this case study to learn more about the structure the school implemented to improve security.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 16 Mar 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Simplify Network Control With an Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Intelligent Fabric
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can simplify control over your network with help from a fabric.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Get Out of the Mud of Sinking IT and Business Productivity
sponsored by Ipswitch File Transfer
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about 5 challenges that IT leaders commonly face with network performance and low user productivity, as well as their solutions.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Ipswitch File Transfer

Eliminating Security Weak Points with Next-Gen NAC
sponsored by ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how next-gen network access control (NAC) empowers you to define, implement, and enforce granular access policies for connecting endpoints based on user identity, role, device, location, and other factors.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

Definitive Guide to Next-Gen NAC
sponsored by ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this thorough white paper to learn how to manage security risks and eliminate rogue users, devices, and applications through next-gen network access control (NAC). Read on now to:
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

Dissecting The Era of Application Centric Networking
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the growing popularity of applications, and why IT application delivery will continue to affect the business world.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 01 Aug 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Protecting Users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking Attacks with SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the Firesheep Wi-Fi attack tool and other sidejacking attacks with SSL and explains how to avoid these attacks.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

A Smarter Approach to Network Encryption
sponsored by Certes Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how enterprises can make network encryption easier to set up and manage, as well as transparent to network and application performance and behavior.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2014

Certes Networks

Increase Accessibility with Hybrid WAN
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn how this new generation of networking combines fixed, wireless and mobile technologies to create a hybrid WAN.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

Fluke Networks

Next-Gen ADCs: The answer to performance woes?
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a next-generation ADC solution that is designed to provide SLA assurance and improvement, enabling application performance management.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

Radware

What You Really Want From Infrastructure Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how you can leverage a single system that can monitor everything in your IT operations environment. Read on to learn how you can leverage an architecture that delivers end-to-end visibility across the IT operations environment.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

CA Technologies.

Why Most Organizations Miss User Response Monitoring—And What To Do About It
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide to examine the challenges of user response monitoring. You'll also get tips to overcome these challenges and start to get a real handle on your infrastructure performance and how it impacts your users' experience.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

CA Technologies.

Failover Strategies on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how Cisco's popular and powerful Unified Computing Solution is driven by the flexibility and agility of the hardware failover options and Service Profiles.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Leverage the Network Infrastructure for Competitive Success
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This IDC report examines the opportunity midmarket firms have in leveraging network infrastructure for competitive success in the new cloud and mobility era. Inside, learn how midmarket firms can improve their competitive position by providing more efficient access to advanced productivity resources.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | Published: 29 Jan 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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NETWORK MONITORING DEFINITION (continued): …  close track of switch performance and alter it if necessary. Port mirroring can be managed locally or remotely.An administrator configures port mirroring by assigning a port from which to copy all packets and another port where those packets will be sent. A packet bound for or heading away from the first port will be forwarded onto the second port as well. The administrator places a protocol analyzer on the port receiving the mirrored data to monitor each segment separately. The analyzer captures and evaluates the data without affecting the client on the original port. The monitor port may … 
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