Network Packet Broker Market Outlook - 2026
A network packet broker is the bridge between the traffic from multiple network links and network monitoring tools. The NPBs are used to direct the traffic to specific and targeted network monitoring tools. That is, NPBs are brokers or dealers of data that distribute traffic of data for particular process to various tools. Network packet broker has various applications such as removal of redundant data, application and intelligence and filtering, SSL decryption, data masking, and others. These devices are used in enterprises, service providers, government organization, and various other industrial verticals. The rise in efficient network demand boosts the investment in advancements of network packet brokers and is expected to fuel the growth of the network packet broker market.
The factors including requirement of automated and simplified data centers, enhanced use of cloud services, advancement of NPBs, increase in multimedia content, and web applications drive the market for network data providers. The rise in number of networked devices and enhanced rate of security threats foster the complexity in data management. This requires the need of network packet brokers for reliable, fast, and secure distribution of data traffic. Therefore, the increase in number of data centers and need of efficient data transfer has influenced the network packet broker market globally. In addition, the increase in requirement of cloud data storage has constructed many data centers, which require the network packet broker for efficient data management and control.
Moreover, the advancement of NPBs has attracted the consumers toward the usage of these devices. The development of technological advancements in NPBs such as deep packet inspection that provides detailed picture till seven-layer traffic via identification of protocols, d types of application, and extraction of additional information in the form of metadata. This increase in demand for network packet broker leads to high traffic in virtual loops. However, presence of self-reliant servers in many enterprise infrastructures restraint the network packet broker market globally. The application of bare metal switches SDN fabrics is expected to modify the traditional networking monitoring solution. In addition, growing bandwidth requirement by the datacenters is expected to influence the growth of the global network packet broker market.
The global network packet broker market share is segmented on the basis of bandwidth, end user, and region. By bandwidth, the market is analyzed across 1 Gbps to 40 Gbps, 41 Gbps to 80 Gpbs, 81 Gbps to 100 Gbps, and above 100 Gbps. Based on end user, the market is divided into government organizations, enterprises, and others. Based on region, it is studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Key players operating in the network packet broker industry are Gigamon, NetScout System, Inc., Ixia, Garland Technology, Cisco System, Broadcom Inc., Big Switch Networks, Netgear Inc., Zenoss Inc., and Calient Technologies. These key players focus on R&D activities related to commercial switch technologies and adopt various strategies such as acquisition, mergers, collaboration, and others to enhance products in the market.
KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS
- This study includes the analytical depiction of the global network packet broker market size along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
- The report presents information regarding the key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
- The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the financial competency of the industry.
- Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of the buyers and suppliers in the network packet brokers industry.
Network Packet Broker Market Report Highlights
By End User
Key Market Players
Big Switch Networks, Cisco System, Netgear Inc, Gigamon, NetScout System, Inc, Calient Technologies, Ixia, Zenoss Inc, Broadcom Inc., Garland Technology Llc