Since 2005, Plixer and Cisco have been touting NetFlow (not Net Flow) as an IT Security and threat detection solution. Cisco calls NetFlow the “primary network anomaly-detection technology” (pp4) and that “NetFlow allows the user to identify anomalies by producing detailed accounting of traffic flows”. We are not the only ones with this belief. On their community site, Symantec has a reference to NetFlow as a “valuable enhancement” to IDS (intrusion detection) and IPS (intrusion prevention). Read more »Adam
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