Maybe its because I’ve always been a “support guy”. Maybe it’s because I’ve never been to a “How to be an effective salesman” seminar. I know that I’m not an exemplary seller.

I remember once working at an electronic retail store when I was 17. There was this lady coming in and looking at the cutting edge 900mhz cordless phones that had just come out. The lady was looking at this specific Sony model and the phone was on sale for $79.99.

She was contemplating the purchase, when my conscience got the best of me:

I’m not sure you knew this or not, but this same phone is on sale down the road for $59.99.

Needless to say, I didn’t sell a phone that day, and you know what? I didn’t mind. I felt that I did that lady a service.

(Let’s just say that my career as a part-time salesman didn’t last very long after that)

But today, you come to me and you are looking for a NetFlow collection tool. First of all, I can honestly say that you’ve come to the right place. We do have a very nice tool that supports cutting edge NetFlow technologies, such as Flexible NetFlow, NetFlow v9, NBAR and IPv6, and at a very reasonable price to boot.

However, instead of me trying to convince you that every competitor out there is the Devil incarnate and that my NetFlow traffic analyzer will make all your wildest dreams come true; how about I give you a list of what my product can do and let you can cross compare those features with other titles you are evaluating to see which one suits you best?

Please take a moment and download our NetFlow Challenge document. This checklist will give you feature sets to compare and help put things in perspective.

If you end up having some questions afterward, feel free to let me know and I’ll give you a hand.

 

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Ryan Slosser

My name is Ryan. I work in development here at Plixer. I mostly deal with hardware deployment. I enjoy kayaking and fishing during the summer and skiing in the winter. People can count on me and I always give 100% unless I'm donating blood.

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