Today I want to talk, in a nutshell, about the advantages of NetFlow. One thing in particular that distinguishes NetFlow based traffic monitoring from the traditional SNMP dependent systems is the ability to characterize traffic applications and patterns. Knowing what the traffic is, who it is from, how and where it flows is critical for network performance and troubleshooting. For instance, it helps Network managers “determine where to apply QoS, optimize resource usage and it plays a vital role in network security to detect Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks, network-propagated worms, and other undesirable network events.”
In planning, as I previously stated, NetFlow information ensures that resources are used adequately in support of organizational goals. Moreover, it facilitates solutions to many common network issues including: Read more »
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