Today I was working with a customer on an install when we started going down memory lane. He asked how I liked Gotomeeting and I mentioned that nowadays it’s common for us to use it to demonstrate or install Scrutinizer. Trying to be funny I showed my age and said “back when I was a ‘young pup’ we had to do installs like these blind folded, over dial-up, up hill both ways.”

We both chuckled for a few minutes, swapped a few stories and continued with the install. We both agreed that it was nice to be able work on a machine remotely.

The install that we were working on was for our new Flow Analytics module. I don’t know why, but our walk down memory lane made me think . The “Top” gadgets that are included in Scrutinizer’s Flow Analytics package are a great tool. Don’t get me wrong; I thought that they were valuable before, but being able to associate their value with past hard-ships (up hill both ways) made it clear.

I mean, you can see “Top Conversations”, “Top Application”, “Top Protocols” and more, from all of your routers on your network. Think about it, you could see who your “Top Talkers” are from around the world in one easy to see and manage place. How awesome is that? How much time can that save you?

Just like GotoMeeting in the early 90’s, this type of information was not easily available a year ago. Flow Analytics is definitely the future of NetFlow.

Breaking news . . . . .
Scrutinizer Flow Analytics 1.1.0 beta was released today.

“I wonder if I can buy an old 8086 with a 2400 baud modem on ebay? Now that was a processor. Back when I was a kid . . . “

James Dougherty

I have worn many hats in my professional life. Support engineer, developer, network admin and manager are all points on my resume, but the one common thread with all of these jobs is that I enjoy working with people; that is what I do here at Plixer. I make sure that everyone understands our product and can get the most out of it. It's just simple 'no bull' support!

Let me know if you have any questions, I would be happy to help.

- Jimmy D


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