vSphere Configure Netflow

Posted in Virtual NetFlow on May 27th, 2015 by Scottr
vSphere Configure Netflow

Today we are going to take a look at how to configure NetFlow so that you can gain visibility into your vSphere virtual distributed switches.

Efficient traffic management requires usable and relevant information from all points on the network. Collecting NetFlow provides an efficient means to identify inappropriate behavior, problems and discrepancies.

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Scott Robertson
Sr. Solutions Engineer

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Security Vendors Teaching Bad Actors How to Get Past Firewalls

Posted in cyber threat detection, detecting malware, internet threat on May 21st, 2015 by mike@plixer.com
Security Vendors Teaching Bad Actors How to Get Past Firewalls

It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? Our security vendors (e.g. McAfee, SonicWALL and others) are using the same tactics as malware to extract information from the computers on our networks and they are sending it in a way that evades some of the best firewalls on the market.
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Michael Patterson
Founder and CEO

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Cyber Incident Response Plan (Part 2)

Posted in incident response on May 20th, 2015 by Jimmyd
Cyber Incident Response Plan (Part 2)

In my previous blog, I talked about the value of having a cyber incident response plan.  An important factor in a plan like this is having complete visibility into the traffic that is coming across your network. As I mentioned in my previous post, using flow technologies like NetFlow and IPFIX  is an effective way of providing this type of visibility. The truth is that when an incident occurs, having that level of detail is absolutely required, but what about the other 90% of your network monitoring time? How can you monitor for specific events?

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Free Network Monitoring Tools

Posted in netflow monitoring on May 17th, 2015 by Justin
Free Network Monitoring Tools

I have often been asked what free network monitoring tools I would recommend. With the vastness of the Internet against us in our search for free network monitoring tools, and since this is such a frequently asked question, I thought I would dedicate a post to showcase some free network monitoring tools I’d recommend. Read more »

Justin
Marketing Manager

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Overview of DNS Protocol : Part 3 of 3

Posted in General on May 16th, 2015 by Steve
Overview of DNS Protocol : Part 3 of 3

Make sure you read Part 1 of Overview of DNS Protocol before reading this one or you can go back to part 2. At this point, I want to introduce why we wanted to write a 3 part DNS process overview series.

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Steve

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