What is a Software Defined Network

Posted in software defined network on March 11th, 2014 by Jimmyd
What is a Software Defined Network

What is a Software Defined Network (SDN)? Our technical team worked with the media guys to put together this informative video on the different SDN components, their responsibilities and the benefits they could bring to your business.

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sFlow Vs IPFIX

Posted in IPFIX, sFlow on July 7th, 2013 by Jimmyd
sFlow Vs IPFIX

If you are a vendor considering whether to implement sFlow Vs IPFIX (IP Flow Information eXport), this post will help you understand the differences and benefits of the technologies.  Both technologies were developed to gather statistical details from the routers, switches, firewalls and servers they reside on.

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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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