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.
We’ve been discussing Cisco AVC NetFlow reporting a lot lately, but what if you’re not yet at the latest Cisco IOS revisions? If you have IOS 15.1(3), but not 15.1(4), no worries, Cisco Performance Monitoring NetFlow reporting can still provide some valuable performance metrics reporting for you.
We frequently receive inquiries regarding the availability of APIs (Application Programming Interface) for our Advanced NetFlow reporting solution, so I’m going to expand upon a subject that I touched on several months ago. NetFlow report integration is fully available, with all of its flexibility, via URLs with our Advanced NetFlow reporting solution and today I’ll show you just how flexible that really is.
Did you ever consider that using Flexible NetFlow, specifically an NBAR NetFlow configuration, could provide another aspect of network security for you?
Exporting NBAR (Network Based Application Recognition) in Flexible NetFlow records provides the opportunity for deep packet inspection visibility in NetFlow reporting. Once you have that visibility, you’re just a half step away from also using that information for detecting unwanted traffic on your network.
If you’re an avid follower of our blogs, then you know that network threat detection using NetFlow analytics is a valuable enhancement to network monitoring. So then, integrating NetFlow and SIEM solutions takes network security to the next level, combining the ultimate threat detection solution with your existing Security information and event management solution.
Last week, on a call with a customer, I had the pleasure of learning more about the Cisco 6500 Flexible NetFlow record configuration. And today I will share that information with you.
Do you have Cisco ASR1000 or ISR G2 routers? Are you looking to get advanced NetFlow reporting from these routers, but the complexity of the Cisco Performance Monitoring configuration instructions is a show stopper for you? Well, that changes with the Cisco EzPM NetFlow configuration by taking a very complicated task and truly making it “Easy Performance Monitoring”!
If you have another network management solution in place, and need (or just want) NetFlow integration support to include NetFlow reporting that may not be available in your existing application, then we have a solution for you.
The Dell SonicWALL Next Gen NetFlow configuration is slightly different due to enhancements to the firewall configuration GUI. The SonicWALL IPFIX support blog, written by Adam Caesar in 2011, lists the steps required for pre-Generation 5 and 6 SonicWALL firewalls. Today I will cover what has changed in the Next Gen firewalls’ NetFlow config and also include other configuration options that can affect your network traffic monitoring experience.