We are passionate about delivering flexible solutions that uncover malicious activities. Using your network as a sensor, Scrutinizer can uncover DDoS attacks, network scans, and botnets, as well as aid in the positive identification of zero-day attacks. To this end, we routinely engage our customers to better understand their needs; their suggestions guide our research and development efforts. As a result, we deliver a top-rated threat detection and forensic analysis solution that simplifies cyber threat forensics and application performance monitoring. With Scrutinizer, your team is network-aware and your business is secure.


With the increasing awareness of security vulnerabilities, many enterprises are realizing that despite deploying the best security layers, no network is safe from cyber threats. Organizations now need to gather security analytics to respond to attacks; Plixer has responded to this need by teaming up with IP and Domain Reputation databases and creating dozens of algorithms that scour flows for odd behavior patterns that are indicative of malicious activity. By engineering a "heat map" that compiles suspicious events, we have been able to improve each customer's overall situational awareness.

Our Solution

Our solution provides a holistic view of the entire enterprise regardless of equipment vendor; by leveraging the latest flow technologies, we can provide deep visibility and pervasive security into every corner of the network. Our software engineers work directly with customers to ensure that our solution monitors unique application performance metrics. The training programs we offer ensure that all our clients are familiar with the forensics available for investigating Internet threats.

Quick Takes

  • Founded in 1999 and privately held with no venture capital
  • Headquarters in Kennebunk, Maine
  • Over 2000 customers
  • Distribution: Direct and Partners in the USA.  Resellers and Distributors abroad

  • “The new Cisco Catalyst 3650-CX compact switches with enhanced quality of service and application visibility capabilities with Netflow Lite combined with Plixer’s Scrutinizer demonstrate our innovative traffic management solutions.”

    Jay Kothari - Product Manager Engineering, Cisco Systems