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New Book Exposes the Truths and Future of all Flow Technologies

Sanford, Maine October 25, 2012 Plixer International, Inc., a leading provider of NetFlow-based network traffic reporting and threat detection technology, today announced the publication of the book Unleashing the Power of NetFlow and IPFIX.

This tell all flow encyclopedia explains in detail how flow technologies are impacting businesses and improving the way IT organizations around the world are able to more easily manage voluminous amounts of information easier, faster and with more knowledge into the transactions utilizing the network infrastructure. Using nearly 150 color illustrations, the book covers what has been accomplished to date with flow technologies such as NetFlow, sFlow and IPFIX. It does this by including examples from different vendors and clearly outlines where this message export is going in the next 5 years.

The bandwidth needed to effectively run business applications is not an infinite resource. IT professionals need better tools to identify today’s culprits such as Smartphones, tablets and even Facebook updates or “your move” notifications from Words With Friends®, draining this valuable resource. Plixer’s book addresses these performance issues by revealing how the right choice of network hardware can dramatically improve Flow data exporting, collection, reporting and threat detection.

“Michael Patterson has loaded the book up with clearly written examples of what is possible with NetFlow and IPFIX. Flow technology is spreading beyond basic packet counting on routers into into virtual environments, threat detection, data inspection but also application analysis as well.” Aamer Akhter, Technical Leader & Architect for Network Management Solutions, Cisco Systems

“With the increasing demand to gain greater network traffic insight on elements such as jitter, packet loss and URLs, the volume of Flow exports is exploding. Because of this, scalability is a concern and the content in these pages explores important aspects of NetFlow export and processing such as distributed collection, flow deduplication and stitching.”

The book is targeted toward IT Managers and Engineers who need conceptual and practical answers to:

  • What are NetFlow and IPFIX (IP Flow Information eXport)? How are they different from sFlow?
  • How do they work? Where do they fit in the world of network troubleshooting and traffic monitoring?
  • Why and how can the company benefit from them?

“This book makes it clear above any other resource that flow technology provides value far beyond its traditional implementations. It’s full of great examples of companies who have actually implemented the latest and greatest exports. I’m very proud to say that I was able to be a part of it and I hope you enjoy it.” Erik Peterson, Dir. of Engineering – Plixer

Download the first chapter of the book for free from For more NetFlow insight, follow Plixer International on their Blog, Twitter, Facebook or join NetFlow Developments Group on LinkedIn.

About Plixer International, Inc.

Plixer International, Inc. is a leading NetFlow, IPFIX and sFlow solution provider specializing in network threat detection, historical reporting and capacity base-lining for both physical and virtual environments. They assist customers implementing and troubleshooting: VoIP, Telepresence, Unified Communications, Medianet and other time sensitive applications. 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.

Published in Press Releases 2012