Network Abuse and Policy Observance

Posted in General, Network Traffic Monitor, Security, SonicWALL on November 12th, 2014 by ryans

I’m no network administrator, but I know that monitoring network abuse and policy observance is imperative to keeping a network safe.  After writing my last blog on incident response system guidelines, I received a few emails about going more in depth using custom data correlation and thresholds. It can be difficult finding the information you want before you even know you want it. Would you like to know that the phone is about to ring because of a possible infection or that the network is about to become slow? Now, no one can tell the future but having a little more insight using NetFlow and IPFIX data will help predict a possible issue.

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Ryan Slosser

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Calculating Round Trip Time

Posted in application performance management, application performance monitoring, Cisco AVC on November 10th, 2014 by mike@plixer.com
Calculating Round Trip Time

Latency or Round Trip Time (RTT) was first introduced by Luca Deri. Due to its popularity, several vendors including Cisco, Riverbed, Plixer and others have introduced it into their export. The reason for the popularity is due largely to the fact that we can’t always determine application slowness by considering utilization alone.

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Michael Patterson
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Tracking brute force Attacks

Posted in incident response, NetFlow Security, Network Monitoring on November 5th, 2014 by Jake
Tracking brute force Attacks

Tracking brute force attacks on your network can be a very time consuming process. It often ends up with you running around the office trying to track down the culprit, which results in a dead end. Using NetFlow/IPFIX, and our incident response solution, we can make tracking down the bad actors fast and easy. Which, in a situation like this, is something you are going to want. Read more »

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Cisco Software Defined Networking

Posted in software defined network on November 2nd, 2014 by miles
Cisco Software Defined Networking

Unlike a rigid OpenFlow deployment, Cisco Software Defined Networking (SDN) takes a more scalable approach to this paradigm shift in network connectivity. Although both architectures seem to agree on the division between the control and data plans, Cisco’s position seems to blur this separation a bit and perhaps for good reasons. To learn more about the control and data plane concepts, watch this great short video on What is a Software Defined Network.

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Bluecoat NetFlow Support Recap

Posted in Bluecoat on October 30th, 2014 by Justin
Bluecoat NetFlow Support Recap

blue coat logoOver the last five years or so, I have noticed that one of the major topics we get requests for is Bluecoat NetFlow support. While it may surprise many, we have supported Bluecoat exports for quite some time; in fact, if you look back, and that’s what I intend to do, you will see that we’ve supported Bluecoat for years. We have a good deal of information, see below, and my goal is to help you find what you are looking for in this Bluecoat NetFlow support recap. Read more »

Justin
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