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Plixer International Recognized As A “strong Value” For Its Network Traffic Monitoring Application, Scrutinizer Netflow & Sflow Analyzer

Jon Mills
Plixer International, Inc.

Sanford, ME — Aug 25, 2010 — A global leader in NetFlow analysis software development, Plixer International, Inc. was announced as the recipient of the “ANPM for the Masses Award” from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) in their recently released industry analysis titled EMA RadarTM for Application-Aware Network Performance Management Q3 2010.

Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer was also noted to be a “Strong Value” in comparison to other ANPM solutions.

“Plixer has put their entire focus on pushing the limits of what can be achieved with NetFlow, including groundbreaking work on combining Flexible NetFlow and the related templates.” said Jim Frey, Research Director, Enterprise Management Associates. “Their advanced analysis algorithms and leading-edge use of NBAR demonstrated impressive reporting and alarming abilities. Scrutinizer is the best pure play I’ve seen for NetFlow reporting.”

Plixer International, a developer of 100% web-based IT management systems, specializes in NetFlow and sFlow analysis. In order to compliment their focus on flow-based monitoring technologies, they have built integration for many third party tools into their products and architecture. The EMA analysis notes that Plixer International offers a superior product with Scrutinizer supporting a broad range of application types, reaching levels typically available only through packet-based instrumentation.”

Scrutinizer is a tool that provides incredibly detailed network utilization information for the users and applications that are causing the most traffic. Through NetFlow Technology, Scrutinizer is able to retrieve the traffic details and present them in a flexible graphical view. In addition to Scrutinizer, Plixer’s Flow Analytics brings traffic flow diagnostics to the next level by adding historical reporting, advanced alarming, and in-depth traffic analysis algorithms to the Scrutinizer software. It can easily identify Top Applications, Conversations, Flows, Protocols, Domains, Countries, Subnets on the network, as well as watch for and alert on suspicious or potentially hazardous network behavior patterns.

“With these features, Scrutinizer ranks very high in terms of ease of deployment, disruption minimization, and low cost of implementation. The solution also compares quite favorably to other ANPM solutions for update process and overall ease of administration.” Frey stated in the report. “Scrutinizer is arguably the most cost effective ANPM solution available.”

With product development led by experienced network technologists, Plixer provides NetFlow analysis solutions for business globally. The EMA analysis notes that Plixer has been delivering network management tools which are “specifically adapted to support all of the industry variants” to organizations large and small for over ten years.

Many customers have also recognized the benefits of using Scrutinizer for their network traffic analysis. Recently, organizations such as AT&T, Jaguar Land Rover, the State of Oregon, and the United States Department of Defense have begun taking advantage of Scrutinizer’s advanced NetFlow reporting capabilities.”

A summary of the EMA RadarTM for Application-Aware Network Performance Management Q3 2010 report is available on EMA’s website at Plixer’s website at further details their available products and services and provides continually updating user support through technical blogs and chats.

Download a free trial of Plixer’s Scrutinizer for NetFlow traffic analysis, or schedule a live demo by calling: (207) 324-8805 or via email at [email protected]. For more NetFlow insight, follow Plixer International on their Blog, Twitter, Facebook or join the NetFlow Developments Group on LinkedIn.

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About Plixer International, Inc.

Plixer International, Inc. develops and markets network traffic monitoring and analysis tools to the global market. All of the tools are built from the ground up with valuable feature sets and ease of use in mind. Plixer tools have been used to analyze and troubleshoot irregular traffic patterns by IT professionals with some of the largest networks in the world, such as CNN, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Regal Cinemas, Raytheon, and Eddie Bauer.

For product and sales information, contact Plixer International, Inc. at 1 Eagle Drive, Sanford, Maine, via telephone (207) 324-8805, fax (207) 324-8683; or visit the Plixer website.

Published in Press Releases 2010