TechnologyCorvil Sensor

Seamless Packet-Level Visibility and Analytics for Virtual and Cloud Environments

Extend Network Performance Instrumentation into the Cloud

Corvil Sensor is designed to extend packet-level visibility for workloads deployed in public cloud, private cloud and virtualized datacenters. Corvil Sensor solves the problem of obtaining accurate and consistent network data for analysis that powers service assurance during cloud migration and continuous transaction transparency, performance optimization, and cyber surveillance.

Architected for deployment flexibility, the lightweight agent is pre-configured and packaged for automated deployment in virtual servers and desktops within seconds. Corvil Sensor automatically registers and streams network data to the Corvil analytics platform for immediate forwarding of network data. The result is seamless visibility, analysis and operational workflows for securing and managing performance across hybrid architectures including any hybrid public cloud, private cloud, virtualized and remote infrastructure.

Highlights

  • Self-Attaching – Packaged for rapid virtual deployment and automatic data streaming
  • Lightweight – Small CPU and memory footprint
  • Accurate Timestamping – All packets are timestamped before forwarding to enable accurate analytics
  • Packet Filtering and Slicing – selective filtering and forwarding to enable reporting on all communications and utilization
  • Reliable Packet Delivery – Ensures accurate packet capture and forwarding and accurately reports all security and performance analytics
  • Central Management – Display status, enable/disable Sensors and define data collection policies

“Big data is increasingly about how to get analytics value from any data anywhere. The challenge for IT operations and security use cases is collecting the right data to enable their analytics. Network data from within public and hybrid cloud environments has been a missing link, and deploying physical appliances into the cloud is not feasible. Corvil Sensor’s software minimizes the effort and cost of obtaining high-quality data from the cloud environments and provides critical visibility.”

Cloud Migration Drives Operational Complexity

Enterprises are demanding IT organizations leverage all potential advantages from public cloud infrastructure including economies of scale and agility to meet their business requirements. The public cloud is not a panacea so the result is a hybrid approach to cloud migration. As such IT workloads are now operating across a complex infrastructure mix of on-premise virtualized datacenters, public cloud infrastructure, private cloud deployments and VPN connections to remote offices and desktops.

As this additional deployment complexity grows, so do the challenges faced by IT Operations. Securing applications and ensuring service delivery meets user’s expectations requires more visibility from more points across the complex mix of cloud, virtual and physical infrastructure.

For maximum visibility, both network operations and security operations rely on network data that is increasing difficult to collect from workloads that have migrated to virtual and cloud environments. The traditional method of tapping the physical infrastructure is clearly impossible in the public cloud and does not provide any visibility into East-West traffic within virtualized and cloud environments.

Low Overhead Cloud-Ready Instrumentation

Corvil Sensor makes seamless visibility possible, enabling IT operations to secure and manage service performance as enterprises migrate worlds work loads across their hybrid infrastructure. It is a lightweight, easily deployable agent that automatically collects, timestamps, packages and forwards packets for analysis by the Corvil platform.

The Corvil platform continuously captures, decodes, analyzes and learns from both the physically tapped network data and the Corvil Sensor network data. This data is then presented in intuitive workflows and streamed into third party products to enable both network and security operations to manage and secure applications across this hybrid infrastructure.

“Packet level visibility and analytics become the driving force for optimizing and securing complex cloud environments, and Corvil helps businesses ensure service delivery meets user’s expectations.”

Key Benefits of the Corvil Sensor

Seamless Visibility

Obtain the same level of granular packet-level visibility to across on-premise, public/private cloud, virtual and remote environments.

Instant Visibility

Immediate forwarding of east-west traffic for securing and managing performance in the web-tier to app-tier and app-tier to database-tier communications.

Full Packet-Level Visibility

Gain full L2-L7 visibility in remote sites without requiring packet capture hardware deployments.

User Experience Visibility

Analyze user experience leveraging packets streamed live from the user’s desktop.

Economically Scalable

Delivers zero cost instrumentation of network data in public cloud, private cloud and virtualized data centers.

Agile and Flexible Deployment

Lightweight agent deploys in seconds. Deploys anywhere your virtualized servers or desktops are located. Keeps up with your environment’s expansions and contractions.