The healthcare industry has been on red alert for more than a year now. Workloads have doubled and the amount of time required to maintain the network is in direct relation with this trend. Now, more than ever, beyond-perfect response times are a requirement, otherwise lives are on the line. Plixer’s healthcare customers use Scrutinizer to ensure they have a constant, real-time source of truth for the most common and most frustrating issues. This blog will focus on how to mitigate network slowdowns, improve overall visibility, and improve DNS visibility, one of the top challenges the healthcare industry faces today.Read more
This blog will focus on Plixer’s current capability to extract flow from the different solutions Aruba has to offer today. I will go over the integration steps with Aruba ClearPass and the role we play in an automated role-based access monitoring setup using ClearPass.Read more
The purpose of this blog is to de-mystify the hype around machine learning (ML) by exploring three topics:
- What kind of ML is Plixer using and why?
- What insights or predictions can be drawn out of NetFlow, IPFIX, and metadata?
- Once applied, how do the results reduce the strain on network and security operations teams?
I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside two completed VeloCloud deployments over the past 6 months. This blog covers what I’ve learned about the setup and prerequisites within VMware’s VeloCloud interface and Plixer’s Scrutinizer interface for metadata/IPFIX analysis via flow collection. Once setup is complete, I will highlight how Plixer’s Scrutinizer platform uses that data to demystify the process of bandwidth allocation for carrier and edge selection.Read more
Where do I start?
We all end up asking ourselves this question as we dive into a new platform and a sea of new processes. Whether your job requires you to seek out issues within the network or hunt for anomalies and threats, having some guidance goes a long way. Plixer’s Scrutinizer platform uses flow and metadata analysis to provide rich context with automatic template recognition, which means little to no upfront configuration. However, I still believe it’s crucial to know where to start because data can be daunting, even when it’s your own. I’ve had a few opportunities to ride shotgun on threat hunting and network slowdown events and in my experience, these reports will allow anyone to bubble up the right issues using Scrutinizer.Read more
If you use Cisco’s wireless solutions or Aruba Wireless, you already know how important impression tracking is. There are some strong IPFIX elements that Plixer supports for both platforms and one of the benefits becomes correlation of that data with other systems in the network. Jeff Morrison, one of the other engineers here at Plixer, discussed this in his blog last week and I would suggest reading that first.Read more
If this ever changin’ world
in which we live in
makes you give in and cry
say I’m only one guy