Lancope Stealthwatch Vs Plixer Scrutinizer

Posted in lancope on March 22nd, 2013 by Jimmyd
Lancope Stealthwatch Vs Plixer Scrutinizer

Recently a customer asked if we had any documentation that would be helpful in his Lancope Stealthwatch Vs Plixer Scrutinizer decision.  I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify a few points.  After steering the customer to our 2500% ROI white paper, sitting in on 3 conference calls, two of which were very technical and product evaluations it became clear to him where the value lies in both products.

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Cisco Wireless NetFlow Support

Posted in Flexible NetFlow, NetFlow Reporting, wireless netflow on November 23rd, 2012 by Jimmyd
Cisco Wireless NetFlow Support

Good news, with the 7.4 release, the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller will now start exporting Netflow v9 entries.  Together with the Cisco Application Visibility & Control innovation, the Cisco Wireless NetFlow support includes features such as:

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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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