Founded in 1999, Plixer International (News - Alert) works with many of the largest networks in the world. Providing crucial tools such as NetFlow and sFlow – which allow organizations to quickly pinpoint slowdowns in the network that can then be quickly resolved – Plixer helps organizations increase productivity, better comprehend where security breaches may occur and ramp up deployment times for new technologies including VoIP.
I recently had the chance to speak with company officials about some of the biggest trends they have noticed this year, where Plixer is headed in 2012 including their predictions for the NetFlow market overall, and the new release that is scheduled for right after the New Year.
“I would say the overall adoption rate of Netflow has been a huge trend. Companies are realizing more and more often that they require deeper insight into their corporate networks—from employees wasting time on social media sites, to people having more devices connecting to the corporate network (iphone, ipod, zoom tablet, etc)—extra network visibility helps with current network efficiency and future growth strategies,” said Matthew St Jean who works in the marketing/PR division at Plixer.
In 2012, the company hopes to enhance its product efficiency to receive more flows than ever before. St Jean added, “By opening ourselves up to higher flow volumes, we can start to help large corporations that were previously “too large” for efficient NetFlow collection such as universities, large cities and even entire countries.”
Next January, Plixer International will be gearing up for its big version 9 release and forecasts that within the NetFlow market overall, the adoption of the solution will continue to rise exponentially.
Last week, TMCnet reported that the company revealed the top three trends that we will see in 2012. These trends included: application-aware NetFlow and IPFIX hardware will continue to gain popularity; as the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon continues to take off, more employees will be connecting their personal smart devices include tablets and iPhones to the corporate network, opening the doors to an increased possibility of breached cyber security; and internal network threats within organizations will increase in frequency.
Jamie Epstein is a TMCnet Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web editor for TMCnet. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin