Why Providius?

Media networks require distinct attention due to their unique attributes, in contrast to conventional IT, media networks must support continuous time-sensitive streams with uninterrupted delivery.

Without a deep understanding of the media network and IP services, stability and security are left to chance, risking disruptions to media and broadcast operations. Network performance monitoring is vital for minimizing network failures and disruptions while providing a unified platform for organizational feedback.

Taking immediate action is imperative, as constructing media networks without this foundation can result in vulnerabilities and disruptive outages that affect both media operations and the business.

ESTABLISH VISIBILITY OF THE NETWORK AND ASSETS : the initial step in fortifying media networks is to develop a comprehensive diagram of the network topology. This detailed diagram provides a clear understanding of the network’s organization, which helps in developing an understanding of the physical connectivity and location of devices, plus identifies weak points.

CONTINUOUSLY COLLECT TELEMETRY FROM THE NETWORK: real-time streaming telemetry plays a crucial role in maintaining optimal network performance and ensuring real-time fault detection monitoring. Acquiring telemetry data from each network switch provides critical insights into the network’s performance, facilitating the assessment of its impact on media delivery.

ACTIVELY MONITOR THE PTP CLOCK CHAIN: in synchronous media networks (ST2110, 2022-6, AES67, etc.), precision time protocol (PTP, IEEE 1588) is critical to ensure the seamless and coordinated operation of audio, video, ancillary, and other time-sensitive data streams.

ACTIVELY TRACK MEDIA ACROSS THE NETWORK: multicast is an indispensable technology in the realm of network media, because of its unparalleled efficiency in concurrently delivering content to numerous recipients. This innovative approach not only optimizes network resources but also ensures seamless and synchronized content delivery, making it an essential component of modern media infrastructures.

DEVELOP A RISK ASSESSMENT FOR EACH ASSET: establishing cybersecurity within a media network is challenging using traditional IT tools. A large quantity of media assets do not support third-party monitoring agents, and many have unique network profiles making it daunting to accurately identify risks.

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