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UDP Director

Overview

The UDP Director greatly simplifies the integration and distribution of multiple types of network and security data across the enterprise.

The UDP Director™ (formerly known as the Stealthwatch FlowReplicator) is a high-speed, high-performance appliance that receives essential network and security information from multiple locations, and then forwards it in a single data stream to one or more destinations, such as the Stealthwatch FlowCollector. Most network devices can only send messages to a single log management system, making changes to network devices time consuming and costly. The UDP Director solves this problem by providing a single destination for all UDP data formats (NetFlow, SNMP, Syslog, etc.). Source IP addresses remain the same, so devices do not need to be reconfigured multiple times.

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Dramatically Simplified Network Data Collection and Distribution

With the UDP Director, organizations can point disparate log data to a single destination without the need to reconfigure their infrastructure when new tools are added/removed. The appliance greatly simplifies network and security monitoring by streamlining device configuration and change management. The UDP Director can receive data from any connectionless UDP application, and is available as a physical or virtual appliance.

 

Improved Network Performance

In addition to saving vast amounts of configuration time, the UDP Director minimizes potential disruptions to network operations. The appliance also reduces data duplication, and therefore the amount of data flowing across the network, improving performance and bandwidth while still allowing for pervasive network and security monitoring.