Keysight Bypass Switches vs. Netgate TNSR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Keysight Bypass Switches
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Keysight Bypass Switches are failsafe devices designed to ensure high availability and uptime of monitoring and security deployments, provided by Keysight Technologies division Ixia. Keysight acquired Ixia in 2017.N/A
Netgate TNSR
Score 7.0 out of 10
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TNSR is an open-source based high-speed packet processing platform from Rubicon Communications, LLC (Netgate).N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
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User Testimonials
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Keysight Technologies
Well suited for layer two networks where you need physical link monitoring as well as service monitoring. In our case, we monitor the ports and services for FireEye by looping traffic via FireEye, and if that packet is not received on the Ixia after sent it will mark the FireEye down. Not suited for any type of "normal" switching or load-balancing.
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Netgate (Rubicon Communications, LLC)
Netgate TNSR would be most suitable if you are in need of fast application traffic and quick packet processing. What I like most about Netgate TNSR is that the network interfaces no longer get cut in half or encrypted traffic hauled so you are able to work on your projects swiftly on stable connections. You will however have to make time to familiarize with the command line interface for quick commands.
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Pros
Keysight Technologies
  • Link state monitoring
  • Service monitoring of the stub devices
  • Link state propagation
  • Battery backup for power loss
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Netgate (Rubicon Communications, LLC)
  • Has very fast connection setups
  • I've never experienced packet processing latencies while using the software.
  • It's easy to monitor the routers via SNMP
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Cons
Keysight Technologies
  • Setup is pretty complex
  • Alerting is minimal unless you also purchase the Ixia management server software.
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Netgate (Rubicon Communications, LLC)
  • Took me a while before I completely got a hold of the complex command line interface.
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Alternatives Considered
Keysight Technologies
F5 while allows the load balancing aspect would not propagate link state as well.
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Netgate (Rubicon Communications, LLC)
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Return on Investment
Keysight Technologies
  • While expensive, it has reduced our downtime due to the FireEYE outages and upgrades
  • Increased our cost for the FireEye which is really a negative of the FireEye and not the Ixia.
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Netgate (Rubicon Communications, LLC)
  • We deploy the third party hardware on AWS with great flexibility
  • Fast packet processing
  • Superb router performance without needing ASICs.
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