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Cariden Expands NetFlow Collection and Analysis Portfolio


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October 31, 2012

Cariden Expands NetFlow Collection and Analysis Portfolio

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Cariden Technologies, a provider of flexible NetFlow-based network visibility and traffic control solutions, has expanded the MATE portfolio that helps business extract accurate business-relevant information more quickly and easily.

MATE Collector is now provided with a new Flow Interface that enables it to collect and analyze NetFlow, S-Flow and J-Flow data to determine the cost of traffic flows and monitor their use of network resources. The solution has the ability to analyze peering traffic compliance to agreements and calculate bit-mile costs for that and other services.

With the new feature, the solution also provides organizations with an accurate way of collecting a traffic matrix for capacity planning, allowing even greater accuracy and lower cost of ownership at a time. This is beneficial as it improves resource allocation in businesses.

The solution differs from other NetFlow collectors in three key ways. It is the industry's go-to network planning and simulation tool, making data collection and analysis easy. Enhanced accuracy of the collected flow data is achieved by ensuring results match existing traffic counter data and adjusting the final matrix accordingly. It provides much higher scalability than existing solutions, allowing users to view every action on an entire network at the fraction of the current cost.

Kabel Deutschland, a customer of Cariden, said in a statement, "As Germany's largest cable operator, service quality is paramount for our customers; any network congestion will hurt customer satisfaction so we are always looking for ways to increase the control and predictability we have.”

“Cariden's solution gives us the flow visibility we want and provides greater accuracy in our traffic matrix measurement,” Deutschland added. “This fully integrated approach makes understanding and planning changes to our network straightforward.”

The network monitoring solution has also been enhanced with additional features such as allowing for intuitive modeling of the impact to the network when peering connections change due to outages, as well as other new features for MATE Live, MATE Design and MATE Collector.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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