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Cisco High Speed Logging Webcast

Reinforcing their position as a leader in NetFlow and IPFIX reporting, Plixer becomes the first vendor to support Cisco High Speed Logging (HSL) and will demonstrate this in an upcoming co-hosted webcast with Cisco Systems on January 23, 2014.

What is Cisco HSL?

Cisco HSL delivers multiple services embedded in the Cisco QuantumFlow Processor at wire speeds from 2.5 to 200 Gbps. The services include:ASR High Speed Logging Export

  • Security (for example, encryption and firewall)
  • Quality of service (QoS)
  • Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR)
  • Cisco IOS® Flexible Packet Matching (FPM)
  • Broadband aggregation
  • Cisco Unified Border Element (SP Edition) (formerly called Session Border Controller, or SBC)

Cisco HSL can export up to 400K flows per second using NetFlow v9 or IPFIX!

The ASR provides a firewall with Network Address Translation (NAT) performance details.  It also provides WAN optimization and voice features.  Take a look at all the Cisco High Speed Logging NetFlow elements listed on their web site.  Cisco includes support for NAT High Speed Logging per VRF.

Cisco is showing further commitment to combining threat detection and flow technologies by including Application Visibility and Control (AVC) support in their ASR 1000 series scalable services product line. Already certified by Cisco for AVC support, Plixer was able to quickly build in support for the new HSL flow exports which provide details on NAT, firewall events, zones, classes, VRF, NBAR and more. This is the most extensive NetFlow and IPFIX support seen in the industry to date.

“This release demonstrates that Cisco is committed to biflows similar to those specified in RFC 5103. We had already made provisions for this in our collector for the Cisco ASA NetFlow export, but the application layer detail available from ASR platform is considerably more rich than we have seen from other firewalls.”

-Erik Peterson, Director of Engineering –

“These new contextual details allow ASR administrators to take network traffic analysis to the next level.  We are now integrating with most network authentication servers which means quicker user identification of IP addresses and ultimately improved situational awareness.”

If you are interested in enabling Cisco HSL checkout, Cisco High Speed Logging Support.

About the Cisco HSL Webcast

The upcoming webcast is hosted by:

Nikolay Poturnak – Sr. Product Manager – Cisco Enterprise Networking Group
Muhammad Abid –  Sr. Product Manager – Cisco Services and Routing Technology Group
Michael Patterson – Founder/Product Manager – Plixer Scrutinizer NetFlow and IPFIX Analyzer

Both Nikolay and Muhammad will cover the ASRs architecture and feature set while Michael will demonstrated several of the new reports available.

When will the Cisco HSL webcast be?

January 23, 2014, 10 AM

January 23, 2014, 4 PM