Identity-Aware NetFlow: PCI Compliance and Beyond

Posted in Compliance, IPFIX, network security, Network traffic monitoring, Security on September 18th, 2012 by Jimmyd
Identity-Aware NetFlow:  PCI Compliance and Beyond

A twitter feed debating Australia’s  purposed government plans to log internet traffic caught my attention this morning and got me thinking about Identity Aware NetFlow.  Although storing user information is a hot topic for many countries around the world, the fact is that there are quite a few data retention laws that already exist .  Many companies are required to adhere to compliance laws and are scrambling to meet these requirements. This is why Identity Aware NetFlow has become such a valuable asset; it helps these companies meet their requirements with minimal overhead. It does this by using NetFlow/IPFIX technology which is already a part of their router or switches OS. Read more »


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Advanced NetFlow Training™ – A City Near You

Posted in cisco ASA, NetFlow Training on August 4th, 2012 by Jimmyd
Advanced NetFlow Training™ - A City Near You

Advanced NetFlow Training™ is coming to a city near you!  Our Washington, DC class on August 13 is nearly FULL with only 2 seats left.  Check out this crazy agenda covering all of the new NetFlow and IPFIX exports:

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Cisco Performance Routing Netflow Reports

Posted in Cisco Medianet, Cisco NetFlow, General, Netflow Detective, Network Traffic Monitor on March 8th, 2012 by Jimmyd
Cisco Performance Routing Netflow Reports

Cisco Performance Routing isn’t your grandfather’s routing. Cisco Performance routing (PfR for short) considers a particular path’s traffic characteristics when determining the best path for the conversation. Imagine being able to use actual delay, packet loss, MOS, jitter and more to give your router a better idea of the traffic conditions. With that data it can make a smart decision on how to route the conversation traffic. Add to that the ability to report on this with something simple like Netflow and you have solution that sounds to good to be true. Well, it isn’t!

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Advanced Netflow Integration

Posted in Network Traffic Monitor on January 30th, 2012 by Jimmyd
Advanced Netflow Integration


Advanced Netflow Integration
has been a hot topic with the customers that I have been working with in this past week.  Most of these companies  have been working with have  High Volume Netflow  and the idea of having “best of breed” when it comes to their Network Monitoring system isn’t new.  That is why I was happy with the release of Scrutinizer v9 since it has added to it’s ability to intergrate with many of todays popular network monitoring solutions!

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Cascade Flow adds Latency to NetFlow

Posted in General, IPFIX, IT News, NetFlow, NetFlow Analyzer, Scrutinizer on June 11th, 2011 by Jimmyd
Cascade Flow adds Latency to NetFlow

I’m told that Riverbed® Cascade® Flow has introduced latency metrics to their NetFlow exports.  With this new information, we can possibly report on latency between hosts, application latency and even latency involving services in the cloud (i.e. Monitoring Cloud Performance).

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