Webcasts

Cisco High Speed Logging Webcast

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Presenter: Michael Patterson, Project Manager of Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer, Nikolay Poturnak, Sr. Product Manager for Cisco Enterprise Networking Group, and Muhammad Abid, Sr. Product Manager for Cisco Services and Routing Technology Group.

Overview

  • Learn the benefits of the ASR architecture and feature set
  • The effectiveness of AVC support in the ASR Series
  • How to leverage built-in support for the new HSL flow exports which provide details on NAT, firewall events, zones, classes, VRF, NBAR, and more

Protecting Your Datacenter From the Inside Out

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Presenter: Michael Patterson, Project Manager of Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer

Overview

  • Learn the benefits of integrating physical and network security solutions in one console
  • The effectiveness of NetFlow and Syslogs as an accurate reporting tool
  • How to harden your datacenter for modern day threats
  • Identify network anomolies and tie them directly to events

Cisco AVC Flow Exports turn Routers into Security Surveillance Solutions

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Presenter: Michael Patterson, Project Manager of Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer and Liad Ofek, Technical Marketing Manager, Cisco

Overview

  • The benefits Cisco AVC brings to cloud applications
  • Hardware platforms it is available on
  • Network performance monitoring using Cisco AVC
  • Network Surveillance and Threat Investigation using Scrutinizer and AVC

Defending Against Malware on your Network

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Presenter: Michael Patterson, Project Manager of Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer and Matthew Jonkman, CTO of Emerging Threats

Overview

  • The value of the Emerging Threat’s Host Reputation and Suricata IDS
  • The effectiveness of ETPro Ruleset Malware detection
  • Benefits of ETPro Ruleset on the Suricata Engine
  • Identifying APT related Malware with IP host reputation and network traffic pattern behavior
  • Using a Flow Replicator to forward flow data to multiple destinations
  • Investigating spread of an infection and other machines that exhibit same traffic patterns after communicating with an infected host
  • Report on User Names by integrating with authentication services

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X: Next Gen Switch with NetFlow-Lite

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Presenters: Michael Patterson, Project Manager of Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer and Himanshu Mehra, Product Manager, Cisco Systems

Overview

  • Cisco TrustSec uses SXP to simplify security and policy enforcement throughout the network.
  • The different application types AVC can recognize and control.
  • IPv6 First-Hop Security enhances Layer-2 and Layer-3 network access from proliferating IPv6 devices especially BYOD devices. It protects against rogue router advertisements, address spoofing, fake DHCP replies and other risks introduced by IPv6 technology.
  • Device Sensor and Device Classifier enable seamless versatile device profiles including BYOD devices. They also enable Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) to provision identity based security policies.
  • Cisco Threat Defense features including Port Security, Dynamic ARP Inspection, and IP Source Guard

Cisco Wireless AVC: Traffic Visibility

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Presenters: Michael Patterson, Project Manager of Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer and Jameson Blandford, Technical Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems

Overview

  • The business value of Application Visibility and Control
  • The different application types AVC can recognize and control
  • How this new technology works and how it classifies Applications and modifies DSCP values
  • How to configure these features in the actual graphical user interface
  • Reporting on the data using Cisco Prime and Scrutinizer sFlow and NetFlow Analyzer

Quantifying the Value of Network Traffic Monitoring: ROI Case Studies by EMA

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Presenters: Michael Patterson, Project Manager of Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer and Jim Frey, Managing Research Director, EMA

Overview

  • WAN traffic monitoring requisites
  • Reporting on Flow volumes, applications, top talkers
  • Next Generation exports: NBAR, Medianets
  • Threat Detection on Outbound connections
  • End to End / Hop by Hop visibility of connections

Cisco ASA Internet Threat Detection

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Presenters: Michael Patterson, Project Manager of Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer

Overview

  • 3 ways the Cisco ASA was developed to protect a company
  • How advanced attacks infiltrate 90% of companies
  • Why most security solutions don’t detect advanced threats
  • The global scale of the advanced threat problem

Cisco ASA v8.4(5) Reporting

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012
Presenters: Michael Patterson, Project Manager of Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer

Overview

  • The specific changes that v8.4(5) brings to the NetFlow export
  • How to leverage the NSEL events (e.g. denied flows) in NetFlow reports
  • Correlating NSEL with the syslogs exported by the ASA to uncover malware
  • The impact of ACL changes on flow volumes
  • Network Address Translation reports
  • Determining what ACLs are denying flows and why

VMware ESX Traffic Monitoring and Threat Detection

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Presenters: Michael Patterson, Project Manager of Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer

Overview

  • Application performance baselines with latency and packet loss metrics
  • Monitor cloud services and reporting on the users experiencing poor connection times
  • The information available natively from the ESX core package
  • Monitoring to ensure virtual applications/workloads are isolated from one another
  • Securing multitenant virtual environments
  • Tips for ESX server monitoring in vSwitch and Cisco Nexus 1000v environments

Cisco Performance Monitoring with Flexible NetFlow (FNF) Reporting

Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Presenters: Michael Patterson, Project Manager of Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer and Patricia Costa from Cisco Systems

Overview

  • Unique attributes of next generation NetFlow and IPFIX solutions
  • Unique reporting capabilities when mixing FNF technologies
  • How performance routing can optimize connection times and priority traffic
  • How to gain hop by hop visibility of a flow as it traverses the network

Secure BYOD and Monitor its Traffic for Abuse and Threats

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Presenters: Michael Patterson, Project Manager of Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer and Ali Kafel, Director of Product Marketing at Enterasys

Overview

  • BYOD capabilities and requirements that successful enterprises are applying today
  • Bandwidth consumption by mobile device type (e.g. iPhone, Android, etc.) and per switch
  • Number of mobile devices, operating systems and specific users connecting to the network

Cisco ASA NSEL Reporting: Protection from Internet Threats

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Presenters: Michael Patterson, Project Manager at Plixer International and Matthew Jonkman, CEO at Emerging Threats

Overview

  • Top usernames being denied network connections
  • The events being violated the most and by whom
  • The usernames of the IP addresses passing through the firewall

Cisco Performance Routing with NetFlow

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Presenters: Michael Patterson, Project Manager at Plixer International and Pritam Shah, Manager of Software Development at Cisco Systems

Overview

  • PfR reporting on active and passive monitors that are both in and out of policy for metrics such as jitter, latency and MOS (Mean Opinion Score).
  • Drilling in on PfR metrics and running Cisco Performance Monitoring reports.
  • The end-to-end prioritization of traffic into the best traffic class for preferential treatment as it passes through each switch and router along the path.

Network Threat Detection with NetFlow and IPFIX

Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 
Presenter: Michael Patterson, Project Manager at Plixer International

Overview

  • Why APTs are virtually undetectable when passing through most traditional security layers such as antivirus, firewalls and network behavior baseline systems.
  • The types of data APTs are chasing after and why.
  • What is IP Host Reputation Monitoring and vendors that offer the solution.

Cisco Performance Monitoring metrics meets Plixer's Scrutinizer

Date: Monday, March 19, 2012
Presenters: Michael Patterson, Project Manager at Plixer International & Patricia Costa, Project Manager at Cisco Systems

Overview

  • Prioritization of traffic into the best traffic class for preferential treatment as it passes through each switch and router.
  • Configuration of Performance Routing (PfR) to ensure the highest priority traffic (e.g. VoIP and Video) uses the best path or route to its intended destination.
  • How to free up bandwidth by rerouting lower priority traffic such as Google searches.

Lighting Up Your Entire Network: Increasing Network Performance and Improving Employee Productivity Using Flow Based Analytics

Date: Thursday, March 8th, 11am PT (2PM ET)
Presenter: Jan Sijp, SonicWall's Director of Product Management & Michael Patterson, Product Manager of Scrutinizer

Overview

  • Presenters discuss the SonicWall Scrutinizer multi-vendor, application traffic analytics visualization and reporting tool as well as its value for measuring and troubleshooting network performance and utilization
  • In addition, attendees view Scrutinizer's unique ability to identify all network user activity (applications, web usage, etc.) on a SonicWall firewall.

The Future of Advanced NetFlow: New Elements, End-To-End Visibility and Network Security Threats

Date: March 7, 2012
Presenter: Michael Patterson, Product Manager of Scrutinizer

Highlights

  • How the proliferation of smartphones and tablet devices on the corporate network has created the need to follow their network traffic patterns to preserve bandwidth for VoIP traffic and other business applications.
  • Measuring the performance of cloud-based services to ensure corporations are receiving contracted service levels.
  • Following a data path through the network to pin point where service degradation occurs and instantly restore Quality of Service (QoS) values.

NetFlow Uses: How to Detect and Isolate Network Problems

Date: December 7, 2011
Presenter: Michael Patterson, Product Manager of Scrutinizer

Highlights

  • Why should I consider using NetFlow or IPFIX?
  • How can my company gain insight into our existing infrastructure?
  • What are my options when it comes to "Flow Technology"?

NetFlow Uses: Legal Rights & Monitoring Social Networking

Date: October 11 & 12, 2011
Presenter: Michael Patterson, Product Manager of Scrutinizer

Highlights

  • Gain insight on the amount of traffic going to social networking sites from your network
  • Learn employees' legal rights when monitoring their traffic
  • Determine how to use Cisco NetFlow and IPFIX technologies to find out how much traffic is going to facebook.com, gmail.com, etc.

Cisco NetFlow-Lite: Enabling Traffic Monitoring at Data Center Access

Date: May 31, 2011
Presenters:
Ellie Chou: Product Manager for the Catalyst 4500, Cisco Systems
Luca Deri: Founder of ntop.org
Michael Patterson: Product Manager of Scrutinizer

Highlights

  • Gain the visibility into data center server-server traffic & server-user traffic for capacity planning and traffic analysis
  • Learn about new NetFlow-lite implementation on Cisco Catalyst 4948E: L2 & L3 traffic, IPv4 & IPv6, hardware-based monitoring, and a whole lot more all with standard IPFIX and NetFlow
  • Integrate NetFlow-lite with NetFlow
  • Design a scalable data center monitoring solution

Cisco Flexible NetFlow - Reporting on VoIP

Date: March 22 & 23, 2011
Presenter: Micheal Patterson, Scrutinizer Product Manager

Highlights

  • What is a Cisco Medianet?
  • How can I monitor VoIP with Flexible NetFlow?
  • Reports on VoIP Jitter, Latency, Packetloss and more all with NetFlow.
  • Reporting on Applications, Domains and URLs all with NetFlow / IPFIX.

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