NetFlow Threats Overview (Part 1)

Posted in NetFlow, Network Problem Resolution, Network Traffic Analysis, Network Traffic Monitor, Scrutinizer on July 21st, 2011 by Jake
NetFlow Threats Overview (Part 1)

After reflecting on the last month here in tech support, I’ve noticed that some of our customers are not utilizing the NetFlow threats overview gadget in our product. Conveniently located under the MyView tab, this table comes ready to alarm on 37 different thresholds right outta’ the box. To me this is exciting stuff, but you’ve probably noticed at first glance it can seem like an overwhelming list. I will assure you that once properly configured it can be one of the best tools in your arsenal.

Threats Overview

Overview of Threats

The MyView tab is NetFlow dashboard and is an integral part of Scrutinizer that I get positive feedback about every single day.  In this series of blogs we will cover all aspects of the threat overview, including settings, customization, detailed explanations of each threat and even how they can be avoided in the future.

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Monitoring World of Warcraft traffic with NetFlow

Posted in NetFlow, NetFlow Analyzer, Network Traffic Analysis on April 15th, 2011 by Jake
Monitoring World of Warcraft traffic with NetFlow

Capturing WoW traffic with NetFlow

World of Warcraft

 

This is a question I get asked a lot. How can I tell if my employees are gaming during company hours?  I’m going to explain how you can use NetFlow to determine if there is World of Warcraft traffic on your network. With over 12 million subscribers I figured network administrators would find this information useful.

First and foremost, you need to know exactly what type of traffic you are looking for. Traffic could range anywhere from P2P to HTTP. Wikipedia, Google and the World of Warcraft website provide a great starting point.

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