NetFlow Analyzer is a web based (no hardware probes), bandwidth monitoring, network forensics and network traffic analysis tool that has been optimizing thousands of networks across varied industries for peak performance and helping them to put their bandwidth for a better use. NetFlow Analyzer is a NetFlow, sFlow, JFLow (and more) collector, analyzer and reporting engine integrated together. With close to 4000 enterprises using NetFlow Analyzer for an in-depth visibility into their network traffic and its patterns, NetFlow Analyzer continues to earn trust of more users by giving business knowledge of real-time network behaviour and how traffic impacts the network's overall health.
Which version of NetFlow Analyzer is right for me?
There are three versions of NetFlow analyzer catering to the Small/ Medium and Large enterprises.
What problems does it solve?
One of the key issues in network management is knowing the genuineness of traffic and to monitor bandwidth. Capacity considerations affect investment decisions, policies, usage and consequentially the business as a whole. NetFlow Analyzer gives detailed information on network bandwidth usage pattern for traffic analysis, capacity planning and making policy decisions. By drilling down into the specific applications, users, ports or communication network managers are able to determine the exact source of spikes and bursts and therefore able to proactively monitor, control, and take informed decisions.
What benefits does it offer?
In-depth visibility with top hosts, applications, DSCP, TCP_Flag and AS information for every link and for configurable IP Based departments and divisions, Fine Grained Application Categorization and Recognition using Cisco NBAR, Proactive alerting and Scheduling of reports, Privilege-based user access, billing/chargeback, reporting on Cisco CBQoS and much more. Simply put, NetFlow Analyzer helps you with network traffic monitoring with easy-to-understand reports for a better understanding of the bandwidth utilization in you network.
What platforms/vendors/technologies does it support?
Platforms: NetFlow Analyzer runs both in Windows & Linux. Vendors: CISCO, Juniper, HP, APC, IBM, Intel, Microsoft. For complete list click here. Technologies: Cisco NetFlow, jFlow, sFlow, IPFIX, NetStream, Cisco NBAR, Cisco CBQoS are some of the few technologies supported by NetFlow Analyzer for a network traffic monitoring. Using the flows exported from above mentioned devices, NetFlow analyzer is able to analyze the network traffic and give a detailed report on bandwidth utilization, top talkers, applications, conversations etc.
As a network manager you need to be on top of your network to be in control of the day-to-day happenings in your network. Especially, with more and more businesses being increasingly dependent on the internet, it is very vital that you are in total control of your network.Any network outage has to be quickly attended to and fixed right away. More importantly any network incidents has to be pro-actively attended to. NetFlow Analyzer with its proactive alerting mechanisms ensure that you are informed of any network exceptions as it happens. Also the drill down features let you quickly pin down the cause of any network problems and troubleshoot faster.
It is also essential that you ensure your business critical applications are not starved of bandwidth while non-critical activities like music downloads hog the available bandwidth. By giving you an indepth visibility in to your network and the bandwidth usage statistics you can appropriately set QoS policies. It is also possible to categorize applications that consume bandwidth by port, protocol and IP address. This way you can be fully empowered to ensure that the business critical applications always have the required bandwidth.
As a network administrator you need to have all the reports to take the right decision. Especially when it comes to bandwidth capacity planning decisions the stakes involved are high and even a small mistake can cost huge money. NetFlow Analyzer with its long range historical reporting lets you take the right decisions. Also as a network administrator you need to have periodic reporting to understand how the network is performing. NetFlow Analyzer's automatic report generation feature at scheduled time periods help you with just that.
Should you need any specific information at any point in time, you could just access the application for a quick snapshot. NetFlow Analyzer's dashboard presents you with all the vital metrics you need to be aware of as an administrator. You could drill down on it for any further information on any specific element of your network.
NetFlow Analyzer - Supported Devices
NetFlow Analyzer leverages on NetFlow®, sFlow®, cflowd®, J-Flow®, IPFIX®, NetStream® and Cisco NBAR® information exported from routing & switching devices to provide you indepth visibility into the top talkers and applications on your network. The table below lists the set of devices from various vendors and the type of flow they export.
Cisco - 800, 1700, 2600, 1800, 2800, 3660, 3800, 4500, 6500, 7200, 7300, 7500, 7600, 10000, 12000, CRS-1, Cisco ASA (IOS version 8.2 onwards) and more cisco devices