Cisco NBAR Best Practices for Custom Protocol Reporting

Posted in cisco nbar on July 25th, 2016 by James Lawrence
Cisco NBAR Best Practices for Custom Protocol Reporting

As a company reporting on just about all unique flow exports found in the world, we run into nearly every issue probably thought possible.  From problems with active timeout to long lived flows, we work with different companies to try and make sure all the data can work together.  To this end, we like to think that we promote the best practices that our team has collected over the years from being in this business.

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APCON Netflow Support

Posted in Advanced NetFlow Reporting, Cisco NetFlow, Network traffic monitoring on July 20th, 2016 by Jennifer Maher
APCON Netflow Support

Recently some customers questioned if we provide APCON netflow support. APCON, a company headquartered near Portland, OR, develops innovative, scalable technology solutions to enhance network monitoring, support IT traffic analysis, and streamline IT network management and security. They saw that NetFlow is traditionally generated by routers and switches at key locations across the network. There are disadvantages to this approach, however, including the performance impact on key production network routers/switches, the use of network bandwidth to transmit NetFlow records, and the added complexity of collecting records from many sources across the network. Read more »

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Find Pokemon GO Network Traffic with NetFlow

Posted in application aware netflow, NetFlow, netflow probe, Network Traffic Analysis on July 19th, 2016 by Jarryd
Find Pokemon GO Network Traffic with NetFlow

Monitor Pokemon Go Network Traffic

So there I am monitoring my network with NetFlow and a wild application appears! Pokemon GO hit the scene last week and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular applications to hit networks. Most network professionals are interested in seeing what applications are in their environment and who is using them. In the spirit of catching them all, I set out to find Pokemon GO network traffic with NetFlow.

 

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Jarryd Boyd

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Malware Detection: Determining the cause

Posted in detecting malware, malware incident response on July 13th, 2016 by Jimmyd

EVENT-SECURITY

Malware Detection and determining the cause of an incident is a requirement in todays connected world. The post U.K. Parliament’s computers tried to access porn 247,000 times in 2015 is a great example. From first glance you get the impression that people at the Parliament have way too much time on their hands. When you dig a bit deeper we start to see that this the problem isn’t an HR issues but network security issue. The good news is that with the adoption of NetFlow collection and  Flow Pro Defender Scrutinizer can monitor for malware. Read more »


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Cisco IWAN Training

Posted in Cisco AVC, Cisco NetFlow, Cisco Performance Monitoring, General on July 6th, 2016 by Jeff
Cisco IWAN Training

One of the biggest questions being asked of IT professionals is, “Are we using our bandwidth to its fullest potential”? Of course we have many tools to help answer that question, fortunately Cisco has developed another to add to our arsenal. With Cisco’s Intelligent WAN (IWAN) you can give your organization the ability to deliver an uncompromised experience over any connection.

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Jeff Morrison

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