Part of my responsibility as a Sales Engineer at Plixer is to find new and exciting ways to integrate our tools with those that our customers already use. Often these tools have APIs that let us do this easily! We’ve already created a few other integrations … [Read more...] about Configuring SolarWinds IPAM Integration
In the IT vendor space, there is often debate on which is better: one solution that handles everything, or best-of-breed solutions that each solve different problems. This pendulum constantly swings back and forth. The tradeoff is clear: if you pick one … [Read more...] about QRadar NetFlow Integration
Here at Plixer, we often handle confusion from new customers as to what 95th percentile billing is and how it works. Since it is such a prevalent method, I could not miss an opportunity to explain the math behind it and provide insight into 95th percentile … [Read more...] about How does 95th percentile billing work?
When my wife and I were looking to renovate our garage and landscape the yard, we went online to check our options for financing such an endeavor. Our primary bank, a typical brick-and-mortar operation with relationship managers and personal finance advisors, … [Read more...] about Fintech is making traditional financial services obsolete
Many businesses have, or are thinking about replacing their MPLS network infrastructure with Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN). They want more flexible, open, cloud-based, and cheaper WAN technologies. SD-WAN can provide this. In this blog I’ll talk … [Read more...] about Monitoring SD-WAN Traffic with NetFlow
IT budgets require a lot of thought, but the process of planning, organizing, and presenting your budget doesn’t have to be painful. In fact, a well-developed IT budget can be a focused road map for your IT strategy. You'll avoid “wish list” budgets that … [Read more...] about How to Build a Strategic IT Budget and Get the C-Suite to Recognize Your Value
Although the concepts of artificial intelligence and machine learning are not new, they have recently garnered mainstream attention. As is normal in the technology space, the initial hype makes it sound like a panacea and cybersecurity vendors are scrambling … [Read more...] about What is Machine Learning: The Hype, the Promise, and the Reality
When measuring NetFlow volume, we typically speak in thousands of flows per second. That data is exported over UDP from the network infrastructure to a NetFlow collector. This results in huge streams of data that are proportional in volume to the amount of … [Read more...] about How to Prevent NetFlow Export Storms
The recent SANs 2018 Survey on Endpoint Protection and Response makes clear that point-security solutions are not enough to quell the ever-growing barrage of cyberattacks. The survey polled 277 IT professionals on endpoint security concerns and practices. In … [Read more...] about Endpoint protection isn’t enough: you need network traffic analytics
Data silos, while common, are huge sources of inefficiency in any department or organization. This problem is exacerbated in IT, where any loss of time can incur huge costs. This blog will discuss, from the perspective of NetOps and SecOps, what data silos … [Read more...] about What is a Data Silo and Why is It Bad for Your Organization?