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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sFlow Myths : sFlow is really sPacket

Posted in NetFlow, Netflow Detective, sFlow on March 21st, 2011 by Jimmyd
sFlow Myths : sFlow is really sPacket

First of all, I’m a fan of sFlow, NetFlow, IPFIX, NetStream, JFlow, etc. I like them all.  In this blog I would like to point something out that a customer made clear to me about sFlow.

IPFIX, NetStream, JFlow are all ‘NetFlow’ like technologies. These NetFlow technologies are truly ‘flow’ based.  On the other hand, sFlow is not.  It is a packet sampling technology. It has BIG benefits;  however, the benefits are very different from a flow-based protocol such as NetFlow and IPFIX. Lets take a look at the definition of a flow.

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Cisco Live 2011 in London

Posted in NetFlow, NetFlow Analyzer, Netflow Billing, Scrutinizer on February 2nd, 2011 by Jimmyd
Cisco Live 2011 in London

The first day of Cisco Live Europe 2011 is going well. If you want to check out the new features in our Flexible NetFlow reporting tool, you’ll find us in booth E9, right next to the Cisco store.

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sFlow Billing Vs. NetFlow Billing

Posted in NetFlow, Netflow Billing, Network Traffic Analysis, Scrutinizer, sFlow, sFlow Billing on December 4th, 2010 by Jimmyd
sFlow Billing Vs. NetFlow Billing

Q: Can you perform billing with sFlowsamples?

A: Yes, depending on how you need to invoice.

Being a vendor that supports NetFlow and sFlow reporting, we deal with lots of flow questions.  Most recently, I was dealing with a customer that was trying to figure out how to do billing with sFlow.  Depending on how you want to invoice, sFlow may or may not be appropriate.  This document from Inmon sums it up nicely by saying, “sampling does not provide a 100% accurate result.”  The document goes on to state, “but it does provide a result in which the error can be accurately characterized.” Which is really a fancy way of saying that sampling allows you to be ‘fairly’ accurate.

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