I have a question for you marketing folks out there. Why are so many companies renaming their implementation of NetFlow or IPFIX? Here are some examples:
- NetStream is 3Com’s rename of NetFlow
- JFlow is Juniper’s rename of NetFlow
- AppFlow is the Citrix’s rename of IPFIX
- Nortel called it IPFIX when really it was NetFlow
Why not just call it what it is (i.e. NetFlow or IPFIX)? Why do these industry leaders have to rename it? Many of the same companies above support SNMP, why didn’t they rename that? They export syslogs, why didn’t they rename that? I think it is causing confusion in the industry. Here are some vendors that didn’t change their implementations:
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