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InfoVista to Provide DoD Agency with Network Performance Solution

By Michael Guta February 03, 2016

In today's digital environment, public and private organizations have to ensure the performance of their network is always functioning at an optimal level. This includes having a robust security system in place to protect the data being transmitted. For the Department of Defense (DoD) and its many agencies, that task gets more complicated because of the highly sensitive information they possess. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), a combat support agency within the DoD, has chosen InfoVista’s end-to-end network performance management solution to update its Joint Information Environment’s (JIE) Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS).

The JRSS is a suite of equipment that performs firewall functions, intrusion detection and prevention, enterprise management, virtual routing and forwarding (VRF), and many network security capabilities. Deploying JRSS centralizes the security of a network into regional architectures instead of locally distributed architectures at the many different bases and stations the military has in place around the world.

The goal for InfoVista is to monitor the network of the JRSS by proactively troubleshooting any problems that might stop or slow down the performance. According to InfoVista, when the project is completed the JRSS platform will have multiple capabilities including a more secure network and support for virtual private network (VPN) using InfoVista’s service assurance platform. This includes greater control of how the agency plans, deploys its next-generation IP transport and RAN networks, and operational phases.

“DISA is tasked with the important duty of managing sensitive information that requires network security of the highest caliber. They also operate one of the largest networks in the world today,” said Sylvain Quartier, SVP Products and Markets Strategy at InfoVista. "We perfectly understand the operational challenges associated with the management of sophisticated networks that contain hundreds of thousands of network elements in multiple domains with complete technology and multi-vendor coverage.”

The VPN will have Multiprotocol Label Switched (MPLS) service that allows Joint Router-Customer Edge (JR-CE) and Joint Base-Customer Edge (JB-CE) routers to function on a single MPLS domain. So any sensitive data on the JRSS traffic can be monitored using the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN).

The InfoVista network performance management also extends to recognizing any malware quickly and patch to defend the VPN while protecting any sensitive DoD information.

With DISA still in the process of completing work on 10 of 11 planned JRSS sites within the continental U.S. as well as five remote locations, network integrity is a critical component of bringing all of these assets together.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

Contributing Writer

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