Application monitoring using NetFlow Analyzer

Protocol & Application Monitoring

In this age when more and more applications and services are being delivered across the network, the efficiency of your network defines the productivity of your organization. Applications, such as voice, which are critical for your corporate communication need to be provisioned the highest priority on your network.

Application /protocol monitoring:

  • Network administrators(users) can see which applications are being used in the network
  • Bandwidth consumed by each applications is known
  • Application mapping - Enterprise specific applications can be mapped as per the user's need
  • Application grouping - Ability to group certain applications as per users requirement for ease of monitoring.
  • The ability to map applications based on port, protocol AND IP Address / network
  • Distribution of protocols can be viewed with ease

NetFlow Analyzer helps in application monitoring by providing an user friendly dashboard which allows users to drill down into interface specific traffic details, application, source, destination, conversation and much more.

Click to enlarge image

Application monitoring

NetFlow Analyzer also helps in monitoring application groups, which can be created by adding the required applications as one group. This allows easy monitoring of business critical applications.

application groups addition

Users can map the applications by mentioning the protocol, port and IP address. This is highly beneficial when you need to monitor the traffic to a particular application (say, a certain web site, ex. ESPN, facebook, youtube etc). All one has to do is add the protocol(TCP), port(80) and IP address(of the destination site). And you can call the application as per your need. Certain applications are enterprise specific and they will not be named or mapped by default. Common applications such as HTTP, which is TCP(protocol) 80(port) are mapped. The unmapped applications will be listed as "protocol_app"[show ports], clicking on the "show ports" lets you to map the application as per your requirement.

Users can also view the protocol distribution of the traffic that is in their network. This allows network administrators to set the right QoS policies on the routers.

protocol monitoring

Download | Interactive Demo | Product overview video

NetFlow Analyzer is a NetFlow, sFlow, JFLow (and more) collector and analyzing engine integrated together. NetFlow analyzer is a software (for windows and linux), does not require any hardware probes, which can be downloaded, used in your network environment and can be evaluated for 30 days. Go through the following useful links for better understanding of how NetFlow Analyzer can help you in understanding your network traffic and bandwidth utilization.

Customers

Partners