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White Papers

VIAVI Solutions White Papers feature valuable industry information supplied by key analysts, network professionals, and more.

Analyst Papers

Packet-Based Security Forensics

A Next-Generation Aproach to Attack Remediation

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VIAVI Observer SightOps: Infrastructure Monitoring for the Cloud Era

The paper provides an EMA analyst perspective of the challenges of monitoring cloud and internally hosted infrastructure.  Included as well is how SightOps addresses these  obstacles.

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VIAVI Solutions Puts Virtualized Systems on Tap

The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management

Learn how the rise of software-defined networking (SDN) and related technologies is one of the biggest disruptions the networking industry has ever seen.

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VIAVI Solutions Puts Virtualized Systems on Tap

Gartner Names VIAVI Solutions a Leader in NPMD

The Gartner Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) Magic Quadrant Report recognizes VIAVI Solutions as a leader based on “completeness of vision and ability to execute".

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VIAVI Solutions Puts Virtualized Systems on Tap

Observer Matrix: A New Breed of Network Visibility Controller

Learn about a new product designed to meet requirements for cost-effective and flexible packet visibility architectures. From Jim Frey of Enterprise Management Associates.

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VIAVI Solutions Puts Virtualized Systems on Tap

Getting Ahead in Managing VoIP and Videoconferencing Performance and Quality

The deluge of data from enterprise-wide video deployments has major implications for your entire service delivery.

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Application Performance

6 Key Questions for Cloud Adoption

Organizations planning to migrate all or a portion of their applications or services to a public-cloud  environment will benefit from the experiences of early adopters. As a leader in hybrid IT monitoring, VIAVI Solutions® has been involved at all stages of the cloud-migration life cycle: during assessment, implementation, and after deployment

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VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Top 20 Tools Needed for Hybrid IT

This document answers these questions and provides 20 tools you need to deliver services in this new hybrid IT world.

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VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

20 Questions for CIOs on Hybrid Clouds

20 Fundamental questions CIOs can discuss with both their internal deployment groups and their external CSP/system integrator in preparation for a migration to or an expansion of hybrid cloud services.

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VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Top 5 Characteristics to Seek in a Hybrid IT Monitoring Solution

This white paper shares five characteristics you should seek in a hybrid IT monitoring solution

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Application and Network Performance Monitoring in a Virtualized Environment

Troubleshooting Layers 1-3

Network experts Tony Fortunato and Mike Motta share this helpful cheat sheet for fast and effective troubleshooting layers 1-3 of the OSI Model.

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Application and Network Performance Monitoring in a Virtualized Environment

Troubleshooting Layers 4-7

Network experts Tony Fortunato and Mike Motta share this helpful cheat sheet for fast and effective troubleshooting layers 4-7 of the OSI Model.

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Web App Troubleshooting Essentials

Web Application Troubleshooting Primer

IT managers require both tools to isolate web details and a thorough understanding of HTTP. Learn about key status codes, developing logical workflows, and the right info to share with app teams.

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Big Data

Application and Network Performance Monitoring in a Virtualized Environment

4 Steps to Surviving Big Data

As big data projects slam network performance, network managers must be ready for the challenges they bring.

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Cloud Computing

6 Key Questions for Cloud Adoption

Organizations planning to migrate all or a portion of their applications or services to a public-cloud  environment will benefit from the experiences of early adopters. As a leader in hybrid IT monitoring, VIAVI Solutions® has been involved at all stages of the cloud-migration life cycle: during assessment, implementation, and after deployment

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VIAVI Observer SightOps: Infrastructure Monitoring for the Cloud Era

The paper provides an EMA analyst perspective of the challenges of monitoring cloud and internally hosted infrastructure.  Included as well is how SightOps addresses these  obstacles.

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VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Top 20 Tools Needed for Hybrid IT

This document answers these questions and provides 20 tools you need to deliver services in this new hybrid IT world.

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VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

20 Questions for CIOs on Hybrid Clouds

20 Fundamental questions CIOs can discuss with both their internal deployment groups and their external CSP/system integrator in preparation for a migration to or an expansion of hybrid cloud services.

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VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Top 5 Characteristics to Seek in a Hybrid IT Monitoring Solution

This white paper shares five characteristics you should seek in a hybrid IT monitoring solution

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Preparing Your Network for Cloud Computing

5 Steps To Prepare Your Network For Cloud

Cloud computing may appear to be a great relief, but digging deeper reveals that it could deliver a host of new challenges.

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Compliance

VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

SOX and IT

How Observer can help IT Professionals comply with the data practices components of Sabanes-Oxley.

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NPMD Solutions Support PCI DSS Compliance

NPMD Solutions Support PCI DSS Compliance

VIAVI Solutions NPMD solutions can fulfill PCI DSS requirements and protect cardholder data.

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Network Performance

VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Using Wireshark & the Observer Platform for Complete Visibility

White paper highlights a two-solution approach that involves using Wireshark with the Observer Platform to establish complete and effective visibility across an enterprise infrastructure.

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VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Top 20 Tools Needed for Hybrid IT

This document answers these questions and provides 20 tools you need to deliver services in this new hybrid IT world.

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VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

20 Questions for CIOs on Hybrid Clouds

20 Fundamental questions CIOs can discuss with both their internal deployment groups and their external CSP/system integrator in preparation for a migration to or an expansion of hybrid cloud services.

Download

VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Top 5 Characteristics to Seek in a Hybrid IT Monitoring Solution

This white paper shares five characteristics you should seek in a hybrid IT monitoring solution

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Application and Network Performance Monitoring in a Virtualized Environment

Hidden Costs of Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD)

Learn how to accurately assess the unique needs of your business' network performance monitoring and potentially save thousands of dollars in upfront and ongoing maintenance costs.

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Application and Network Performance Monitoring in a Virtualized Environment

Troubleshooting Layers 1-3

Network experts Tony Fortunato and Mike Motta share this helpful cheat sheet for fast and effective troubleshooting layers 1-3 of the OSI Model.

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Application and Network Performance Monitoring in a Virtualized Environment

Troubleshooting Layers 4-7

Network experts Tony Fortunato and Mike Motta share this helpful cheat sheet for fast and effective troubleshooting layers 4-7 of the OSI Model.

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Monitoring Service Delivery in an MPLS Environment

Monitoring Service Delivery in an MPLS Environment

Using MPLS routing to ensure critical applications have the bandwidth they require to guarantee the MPLS network operates to its full potential.

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NetFlow

Extending Network Visibility by Leveraging Flow Technologies

Extending Network Visibility by Leveraging Flow Technologies

Learn how to provide extended visibility into enterprise networks without added investment, via a network analyzer that can leverage NetFlow and sFlow® technologies.

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Remote Monitoring

6 Key Questions for Cloud Adoption

Organizations planning to migrate all or a portion of their applications or services to a public-cloud  environment will benefit from the experiences of early adopters. As a leader in hybrid IT monitoring, VIAVI Solutions® has been involved at all stages of the cloud-migration life cycle: during assessment, implementation, and after deployment

Download

VIAVI Observer SightOps: Infrastructure Monitoring for the Cloud Era

The paper provides an EMA analyst perspective of the challenges of monitoring cloud and internally hosted infrastructure.  Included as well is how SightOps addresses these  obstacles.

Download

VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Top 20 Tools Needed for Hybrid IT

This document answers these questions and provides 20 tools you need to deliver services in this new hybrid IT world.

Download

VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

20 Questions for CIOs on Hybrid Clouds

20 Fundamental questions CIOs can discuss with both their internal deployment groups and their external CSP/system integrator in preparation for a migration to or an expansion of hybrid cloud services.

Download

VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Top 5 Characteristics to Seek in a Hybrid IT Monitoring Solution

This white paper shares five characteristics you should seek in a hybrid IT monitoring solution

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Deploying Probes and Analyzers in an Enterprise Environment

Deploying Probes and Analyzers in an Enterprise Environment

Here are two approaches to using Observer products in a distributed environment.

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Retrospective Network Analysis

Observer Infrastructure: Adding the Device Performance Perspective

Retrospective Network Analysis

Stop missing critical network events and go back in time to reconstruct a failure or attack. Learn how Retrospective Network Analysis (RNA) can benefit your company.

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Security

VIAVI Special Report: Network Tools Hold Critical Insight in Attack Remediation

The majority of IT professionals are now leveraging network tools in threat remediation, amidst attacks perpetrated through increasingly complex infrastructure

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Packet-Based Security Forensics

A Next-Generation Aproach to Attack Remediation

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Security Forensics

NPMD for Network Security Forensics

Find out how performance management tools can protect your network before, during, and after an attack.

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3 Data Security Safeguards for Performance Monitoring Tools

3 Data Security Safeguards for Performance Monitoring Tools

Safeguard vulnerable monitoring data against attacks

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SNMP Monitoring

6 Key Questions for Cloud Adoption

Organizations planning to migrate all or a portion of their applications or services to a public-cloud  environment will benefit from the experiences of early adopters. As a leader in hybrid IT monitoring, VIAVI Solutions® has been involved at all stages of the cloud-migration life cycle: during assessment, implementation, and after deployment

Download

VIAVI Observer SightOps: Infrastructure Monitoring for the Cloud Era

The paper provides an EMA analyst perspective of the challenges of monitoring cloud and internally hosted infrastructure.  Included as well is how SightOps addresses these  obstacles.

Download

VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Top 20 Tools Needed for Hybrid IT

This document answers these questions and provides 20 tools you need to deliver services in this new hybrid IT world.

Download

VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

20 Questions for CIOs on Hybrid Clouds

20 Fundamental questions CIOs can discuss with both their internal deployment groups and their external CSP/system integrator in preparation for a migration to or an expansion of hybrid cloud services.

Download

VIAVI Solutions' Observer and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Top 5 Characteristics to Seek in a Hybrid IT Monitoring Solution

This white paper shares five characteristics you should seek in a hybrid IT monitoring solution

Download

 

TAPs

Analyzing Full-Duplex Networks Through SPANs, Port Aggregators, and TAPs

Analyzing Full-Duplex Networks

Explore the advantages and disadvantages of common methods of accessing traffic from full-duplex networks.

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Virtual Traffic Monitoring

VIAVI Solutions Puts Virtualized Systems on Tap

The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management

Learn how the rise of software-defined networking (SDN) and related technologies is one of the biggest disruptions the networking industry has ever seen.

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Getting Ahead in Managing VoIP and Videoconferencing Performance and Quality

3 Steps to Server Virtualization Visibility

Beat the black box effect with new ways to monitor vSwitch traffic.

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VLAN Monitoring

VIAVI Solutions' Observer and VLAN Analysis

The Observer Platform and VLAN Analysis

Learn about the benefits of a VLAN-ready network analyzer provides in managing VLAN configurations.

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VoIP/Unified Communications

Understanding UC, Adaptive Video, and Data Traffic Interaction

3 Quick and Easy VoIP Solutions

Tony Fortunato shares three real-life scenarios for troubleshooting, designing, or implementing VoIP and other latency-sensitive applications.

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Understanding UC, Adaptive Video, and Data Traffic Interaction

Understanding UC, Adaptive Video, and Data Traffic Interaction

Unified communications (UC) places dramatically different demands on the network compared to other applications and services. This paper focuses on describing these unique requirements; first by articulating transport level differences between TCP and UDP that impacts UC performance. Then, applying these concepts in three real-world examples where UC traffic interacts with other applications. Understanding the distinct needs of UC on the network can enable more effective maintenance, support, and troubleshooting while delivering optimal IT services.

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Implementing Unified Communications

Implementing Unified Communications

Before deploying unified communications applications on your network, explore these best practices for avoiding performance problems.

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Your Guide to Troubleshooting VoIP

What you need to know about VoIP traffic and the quality metrics provided by monitoring tools to help keep your VoIP network running smoothly.

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Getting Ahead in Managing VoIP and Videoconferencing Performance and Quality

Getting Ahead in Managing VoIP and Videoconferencing Performance and Quality

The deluge of data from enterprise-wide video deployments has major implications for your entire service delivery.

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