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NetFlow Provider Plixer International Speaks about Attendance at CiscoLive 2012


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February 07, 2012

NetFlow Provider Plixer International Speaks about Attendance at CiscoLive 2012

By TMCnet Special Guest
Michael Patterson, Scrutinizer Product Manager, Plixer International

This year Plixer International (News - Alert) participated in CiscoLive 2012, a not-to-miss event that brings together a wide array of industry thought leaders to collaborate on ideas, unveil new products or solutions and network with each other.

CiscoLive London 2012 saw record attendance this year with over 4,000 attendees. Several vendors showed off advanced NetFlow reporting and this is where Plixer International announced the release of Flow Hopper.

Flow Hopper shows the hop-by-hop path a flow takes through the network, allowing for a much more in-depth look into what is truly occurring within any infrastructure.

"Gaining end to end visibility into the path a flow took through the network can be an easy thing to do if you have the right network traffic monitoring tool.   Because multiple paths exist between devices, leveraging trace route or routed topology information may not provide the exact path taken." 

Flow Hopper
provides insight where:

  •  Portions of the network may not have enough bandwidth to support both high-quality video combined with regular business transactions.
  •  Multiple network paths may be available for a media stream to traverse to its destination. Flow Hopper displays the exact path.

At the show, I explained Flow Hopper to Cisco (News - Alert) NetFlow Visionaries Benoit Claise and Jean-Charles Griviau.

We also demonstrated our NetFlow reporting support for Cisco Performance Routing (PfR). PfR provides essential monitoring of VoIP and video traffic to maximize the efficiency of the finite network resources. If traffic can be dynamically redirected to free up bandwidth when time sensitive applications are in danger of congestion, PfR takes action and ensures that the end user experience stays optimize. Using NetFlow for Network monitoring has been taken to a new level with PfR. We had to create over a dozen new reports for both passive, active and out of policy reporting.

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