PfSense NetFlow Export

Posted in netflow monitor on June 20th, 2012 by Adam Caesar
PfSense NetFlow Export

Today I will show you how to configure PfSense NetFlow export on one of the more popular open source firewalls.

It is a great firewall that includes a long list of related features, as well as a package system that allows for further expandability. One of the many packages available is pfflowd, which converts OpenBSD PF status messages into Cisco NetFlow datagrams. This allows you export it to an external collector and gives historical reporting of your network activity. Read more »

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Catalyst 4948E NetFlow-Lite and IPFIX Support: NetFlow Monitor

Posted in NetFlow Analysis on April 9th, 2012 by Adam Caesar
Catalyst 4948E NetFlow-Lite and IPFIX Support: NetFlow Monitor

PSAMP is what allows the Catalyst 4948E to support NetFlow-Lite and it is the first switch from Cisco to support IPFIX.  This feature demonstrates Cisco’s commitment to IPFIX, a protocol slowly gaining ground on Cisco’s NetFlow in popularity.  The main difference being that IPFIX is the proposed flow standard in RFC 5101 and 5102.  Did you know that Cisco is one of the major proponents of IPFIX? Read more »

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VoIP NetFlow Monitoring

Posted in Cisco Medianet, General, Jitter, NetFlow, NetFlow Analyzer, Network Traffic Analysis, Network Traffic Monitor, Packet Loss, Scrutinizer, SonicWALL on May 20th, 2011 by Adam Caesar
VoIP NetFlow Monitoring

How dedicated is your company to using VoIP? Do you utilize remote employees who use VoIP or Video conferencing? Do you have any way to see exactly why your having choppy or low quality calls/videos? Everybody wants to have the best QoS for their calls or at the very least know why they don’t. With a VoIP Netflow Monitoring tool you are able to reactively monitor:

  • Jitter
  • Packet Loss
  • Latency
  • Round Trip Time (RTT)

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New NetFlow Tool: “Top Connections Matrix Gadget”

Posted in General, NetFlow, NetFlow Analyzer, Scrutinizer on April 28th, 2009 by Joanne
New NetFlow Tool: "Top Connections Matrix Gadget"

Looking for an easy way to view host connections on your network? How about a graphical view in matrix format?

Using Cisco NetFlow and Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer with the latest release (version 2) of the Flow Analytics add-on module, Plixer International has provided just that.
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