Plixer and EMA Quantify Network Traffic Monitoring ROI

Webcast Details Operational Efficiencies Gained From Application Awareness Best Practices

KENNEBUNK, MAINE -- Mar 5, 2013 -- As a leading provider of flow-based network traffic monitoring and threat detection technology, Plixer International, Inc., today announced a complimentary webcast titled, "Quantifying the Value of Network Traffic Monitoring: ROI Case Studies by EMA." The online event will be held on Thursday, March 14th at 10am (ET) and 4pm (ET), and will offer insight on leveraging network flow monitoring techniques to realize significant application performance enhancements as well as experience a considerable return on investment (ROI).

Michael Patterson, Plixer's CEO joins Jim Frey, Managing Research Director from Enterprise Management Associates, to convey detailed information regarding best practices for analyzing and troubleshooting irregular traffic patterns as well as the operation benefits realized. In addition, the discussion will also reveal a documented ROI for companies deploying NetFlow, IPFIX, sFlow and other related flow-based monitoring technologies.

"Our research consistently indicates that application awareness in network engineering and operations pays substantial dividends in improving IT alignment with, and responsiveness to, the organization it supports," Frey said. "Our case study research has also documented that qualitative returns further complement quantitative returns -- resulting in compelling total value received from the deployment and use of network traffic monitoring solutions."

Created as a resource for IT professionals, the webcast will demonstrate the value of enhanced metric visibility. Additional topics presented include:

  • 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

"We are proud to be presenting our research which clearly illustrates that organizations who utilize advanced network traffic monitoring platforms recognize significant improvements in their network operational efficiency, IT planning, and compliance adherence," Patterson concluded.

Download a free trial of Plixer’s Scrutinizer for NetFlow traffic analysis, or schedule a live demo by calling: (207) 324-8805 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more NetFlow insight, follow Plixer International on their Blog, Twitter, Facebook or join the NetFlow Developments Group on LinkedIn.

Learn about these new features by taking one of their Advanced NetFlow Training™ classes being offered around the country.

About Plixer International, Inc.

About Plixer International, Inc. Plixer International, Inc. is a leading NetFlow, IPFIX and sFlow solution provider specializing in network threat detection, historical reporting and capacity base-lining for both physical and virtual environments. They assist customers implementing and troubleshooting: VoIP, Telepresence, Unified Communications, Medianet and other time sensitive applications. Plixer tools have been used to analyze and troubleshoot irregular traffic patterns by IT professionals with some of the largest networks in the world, such as CNN, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Regal Cinemas, Raytheon, and Eddie Bauer.

About Enterprise Management Associates, Inc.

Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at www.enterprisemanagement.com or blogs.enterprisemanagement.com. You can also follow EMA on Twitter or EMA on Facebook.