Certainly NetFlow and sFlow analysis is the paramount reason our customers choose Scrutinizer.  However, it isn’t limited to top X reporting.  To Plixer, flow analysis goes beyond reactive trouble shooting.

We developed Flow Analytics to go beyond simple flow reporting.  Scrutinizer digs deep into flows and watches for behavior patterns that are not considered normal.

Across hundreds of flow exporting routers and switches, Flow Analytics™ delivers on:

  • The top Conversations
  • The top Applications
  • The top Source and Destination Hosts by bytes
  • The top Source and Destination Hosts by flows
  • The total number of unique Hosts
  • The total number of unique Applications
  • Internal threats overview and dashboard
  • Several other informative statistics

The NBA portion of Flow Analytics™ delivers on:

  • Which assets are under attack?
  • What threats are being missed?
  • Users which may not be following corporate policy.
  • Frequency trends of all threats
  • Monitoring to ensure that the existing infrastructure investments are adequate.
  • Details so that you can target areas to improve the security posture.

Notice below that we keep track of how long each active algorithm takes to run and trend the count (i.e. violation volume) over time as well.

If you are not using Flow Analytics in your Scrutinizer installation, you should call our support right away to get it setup.  Most people are amazed at what it tells them.

Did I mention our incredible network map ability?

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Michael is one of the Co-founders and the former product manager for Scrutinizer. He enjoys many outdoor winter sports and often takes videos when he is snowmobiling, ice fishing or sledding with his kids. Cold weather and lots of snow make the best winters as far as he is concerned. Prior to starting Somix and Plixer, Mike worked in technical support at Cabletron Systems, acquired his Novell CNE and then moved to the training department for a few years. While in training he finished his Masters in Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University and then left technical training to pursue a new skill set in Professional Services. In 1998 he left the 'Tron' to start Somix which later became Plixer.


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