Disaster Recovery Monitoring

Posted in Advanced NetFlow Reporting, incident response, Netflow Traffic Analysis on April 23rd, 2015 by Jake
Disaster Recovery Monitoring

A question that I have been getting a lot recently is, “how can someone better their disaster recovery monitoring”. Tools that utilize SNMP are going to assist you in discovering your backup links are being saturated (or have traffic) but are not going to be very useful in finding out what end system or process is taking up the bandwidth. IPFIX/NetFlow will help document our backup procedures, failover, and link saturation, allowing us to feel comfortable in the event that we need to fall back to our disaster recovery site. Read more »

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Netflow Analyzer Schedule Reports

Posted in Compliance, General, IPFIX, NetFlow Analyzer, netflow and ipfix, Netflow Billing, Network Health Report, SonicWALL on April 15th, 2015 by chris
Netflow Analyzer Schedule Reports

In my previous blog, User Bandwidth Monitor, I described how to create and save customized reports that can then be added to a Dashboard for quick access. We can also use NetFlow and IPFIX data to create reports that are delivered by email on a regular schedule. Read more »

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Protection from Ransomware

Posted in General on April 9th, 2015 by miles
Protection from Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that infects a computer and restricts access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. It is typically spread through phishing emails that contain malicious attachments and drive-by downloading. If you think you are safe because you are very careful what you click on, be aware that drive-by downloading occurs when a user unknowingly visits an infected website and malware is downloaded and installed without their knowledge. In other words, you don’t have to click, you just need to visit or receive an instant message.

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HP MSM Wireless sFlow Configuration

Posted in wireless netflow on April 8th, 2015 by Scottr
HP MSM Wireless sFlow Configuration

Did you know that HP MSM Wireless Controllers and Access Points support sFlow? These flow exports provide network administrators an additional network visibility point and greater insight into the wireless traffic taking place on the network.

Efficient traffic management requires usable and relevant information from all points on the network. Collecting sFlow from your HP MSM wireless controllers and access points provide additional network observation points, and an efficient means to identify inappropriate behavior, problems, and discrepancies. In addition, the ability to drill down to particular traffic specifics make security forensics and incident response using flows an invaluable tool for charting the health of your network.

Think about how this additional network visibility would help.

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Scott Robertson
Sr. Solutions Engineer

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Cisco Catalyst 3850 NetFlow configuration

Posted in netflow configuration on April 7th, 2015 by Joanne
Cisco Catalyst 3850 NetFlow configuration

We have received numerous requests for assistance with the Cisco Catalyst 3850 NetFlow configuration recently, and in researching this particular configuration, uncovered a licensing requirement.  One of the customers that we worked with had the LAN base license level.  NetFlow exports are not supported for that licensing level, rather, an IP base license level is included in the  Cisco 3850 NetFlow requirements.

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Joanne Ghidoni
Sr. Solutions Engineer

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