NetFlow is a flexible and extremely robust tool that IT departments in companies all over the globe are increasingly turning to as a way to improve visibility into every action currently taking place within a network. With the capabilities to improve efficiency, reduce costs and safeguard an organization against an array of cyber attacks, it is easy to see what this solution is increasing in popularity as the power goes out across the East Coast due to hurricane Sandy.
According to a recent Plixer blog post, some of the revamped offering’s new features include mapping which allows for multiple connections from the same device to run simultaneously alongside animated links. IP Groups are also now available which makes it easy to view every action taking place within a variety of IP addresses, which in turn drives much better network traffic analysis functionality.
Looking specifically at the Report Designer, it can “bring any machine generated messages including syslogs and even Microsoft (News - Alert) event logs into Scrutinizer as IPFIX for correlation, threat pattern matching and reporting. Combined with IPFIXify, it can aid as a log management solution,” the blog added. In addition, newly added virtual and hardware appliances can be leveraged in order to support higher flow volumes and an alternative to a windows install.
NetFlow’s advanced reports module is comprised of Cisco (News - Alert) and Citrix AppFlow advanced reports, third party integration, billing capabilities, e-mail and syslog monitoring making the product much more powerful than even before.
“If an organization thinks their network was compromised in any way, Scrutinizer can show IT the exact flow for each data log, and even the exact user in order to stop the bleeding," added Michael Patterson (News - Alert), CEO and co-founder of Plixer.
Making strides towards expanding its portfolio is nothing new and just last week the NetFlow provider was highlighted as the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. Plixer was presented with this prestigious recognition due to its NetFlow-based product offering demonstrating outstanding quality and delivering exceptional solutions for its customers. This award will only further reinforce the fact that its customers and industry peers appreciate the company’s hard work and effort.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli