The AppFlow (IPFIX) export coming
from the Citrix® NetScaler® appliance is one of the most innovative we have
seen here at Plixer. We worked directly with the Citrix software development
team to ensure 100% support for all of their unique elements (i.e. metrics). Details
on the individual user-sessions provides valuable insight into each
application’s performance. Combined with Scrutinizer, advanced analytics
provide business intelligence into all applications.
Beyond NetFlow v5
Citrix AppFlow performs
Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) to expose details far beyond traditional NetFlow
v5. For example, it delivers the details on the application behind TCP port 80.
Scrutinizer ingests the AppFlow information and provides insight at the
transaction level for HTTP, SSL, TCP, and SSL_TCP flows. Statistics can be
provided for the virtual server or a specific service.
Beyond the several dozen
standard reports that Scrutinizer delivers on AppFlow, the support for this
export includes details on:
7 Application by bytes and by round trip time
Response Time to First and Last Byte
URL and Host
No other company
delivers the same depth of understanding for the AppFlow export that Plixer
does. To add further value, flows are correlated with usernames by integrating
with Cisco ISE, Microsoft Active Directory, and other authentication systems.
Scrutinizer’s tight integration with Splunk and Elasticsearch / Kibana also
ensures that access to the logs from the AppFlow data involves only a single
click with appropriate filters (e.g. time frame, IP address) passed between