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8TH Annual Network Products Guide Awards also Labels Plixer among the “Hot Companies”

KENNEBUNK, MAINE – June 18, 2013 – Plixer International, Inc., a leading provider of Network security solutions and NetFlow-based network traffic monitoring, today announced that Network Products Guide

, the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, has selected its Scrutinizer™ V10 network security solution for Gold and three Bronze 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. In addition, Plixer also received Honorable Mention within the Hot Companies category.

Industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world’s premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry. Winners from all over the world were honored in Las Vegas during the annual dinner and presentations ceremony. Plixer and its Scrutinizer network security solution won the following Network Products Guide 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products awards:

  • Gold: Bandwidth Optimization
  • Bronze: Best IT Software
  • Bronze: Network Management
  • Bronze: Performance Optimization
  • Hot Company: Honorable Mention

“We are very proud of these new awards, they represent the talent and hard work put in by our team, but we still have a lot of work to do. The dynamic threat landscape has put additional pressure on our security engineers to focus more on behavioral based threat detection,” said Michael Patterson, Founder and CEO, Plixer International. “We are working with Cisco to develop innovative ways to uncover rogue behaviors and under cover activities.”

Designed to detect network threats and enhance network security, Plixer’s Scrutinizer V10 is a one hundred percent web-based tool that provides detailed network utilization reports showing the applications and users generating network traffic. Even sites with secured connections that use encrypted traffic can’t hide from the insight provided by NetFlow and IPFIX collection and reporting. Scrutinizer is designed to peer deep into bandwidth traffic and enable the network administrator to easily see who is consuming bandwidth, what they are using it for and immediately restore precious bandwidth for work-related needs.

Many network threats are now evading most security perimeter defenses. Plixer’s Scrutiziner enhances network security by detecting questionable network data traffic using NetFlow-based behavior monitoring. All flows are put through dozens of algorithms which look for nefarious traffic patterns such as network scans, odd flow ratios and unwanted protocols that could be trying to fly under the radar. When an anomaly is detected, the infected host can be quickly quarantined to determine which machines on the Internet it is communicating with, what information is being sent back to the attacker as well as when the initial infection occurred and where it may have spread. Plixer ‘s Scrutinizer can also compare IP addresses in all flows to a constantly updated IP reputation database of known compromised internet hosts – one of the best defenses against some of the scariest internet attacks.

Download a free trial of Plixer’s Scrutinizer or schedule a live demo by calling: (207) 324-8805 or via email at [email protected]. For more, follow Plixer International on their Blog, Twitter, Facebook or join NetFlow Developments Group on LinkedIn. Learn about these new features by taking one of their Advanced NetFlow Training classes being offered around the country.

About Network Products Guide Hot Companies and Best Products Awards

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

About Network Products Guide Awards

As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit

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.

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Published in Press Releases 2013