Plixer provides a network traffic analytics system that supports fast and efficient incident response. The solution allows you to gain visibility into cloud applications, security events, and network traffic. It delivers actionable data to guide you from the detection of network and security events all the way to root-cause analysis and mitigation. Network and security incidents are inevitable. When they occur, Plixer is there to help you quickly return to normal and minimize business disruption. Thousands of organizations rely on Plixer solutions to keep their IT infrastructure running efficiently.
Co-founders Michael Patterson (President and CEO) and Marc Bilodeau (CTO) worked together as networking technology trainers at Cabletron throughout the 90s. During their time there, they recognized the need for better visualization and analytics of the data that ran across the network. At that time, SNMP was a great tool for monitoring the health of switches and routers, reporting device failures and bandwidth utilization on switch and router ports, but it lacked the context of the traffic itself. The problem was that poor user experience was generally not the result of a hardware failure, but something else. The industry needed a system to deliver traffic-level context and forensic data for faster root cause analysis and better security. The result of Mike and Marc’s efforts was Scrutinizer. Today, Scrutinizer is the industry leader in providing companies with the forensic data they need to support network and security incident response quickly and efficiently.
- Founded in 1999
- Headquarters in Kennebunk, Maine
- Over 3000 customers
- Distribution: Direct and Partners in the USA. Resellers and Distributors abroad