AdventNet NetFlow Analyzer offers Enhanced Application Visibility using Cisco NBAR

Pleasanton, Calif., July 14, 2006

AdventNet Inc., the leading provider of affordable enterprise IT management software today announced the immediate availability of NetFlow Analyzer 5.5 EA ( Early Access), with support for Cisco NBAR (Network Based Application Recognition). Cisco NBAR performs deep packet inspection to provide intelligent identification and classification of application traffic in real time. This allows system administrators to use the classification reports and set QoS standards. The new release also supports advanced application categorization based on IP address, apart from the port and protocol from the NetFlow data.

Additional enhanced features of NetFlow Analyzer 5.5 EA include:

  • Automatic scheduling and emailing of reports
  • Grouping multiple sub-interfaces into a single logical entity to monitor traffic
  • Support for NetFlow version 9
  • Support for ToS and TCP Flag

NetFlow Analyzer is a web-based bandwidth monitoring tool that collects Cisco NetFlow and Cisco NBAR data exported from routing devices, to analyze network traffic and report on bandwidth usage across the network. With instant real-time bandwidth usage reports on top applications, conversations, and hosts using bandwidth, NetFlow Analyzer gives valuable insight into bandwidth usage in the enterprise without the complexity and expense involved in deploying hardware and software probes.

"By providing a real time usage statistics, NetFlow has empowered us to understand corporate in-house application network requirement and bandwidth usage. That has helped us in capacity planning and imposing required measurements. Application wise, it is very user friendly and away from routine network heavy terminology. My primary objective behind NetFlow Analyzer was to bring visibility of network usage and based on that perform capacity planning for future application requirement, which I can confirm happily is fully achieved, " said Milan Modi ME, Area communication engineer at BAH-AO, Kingdom of Bahrain.

"With enterprises more dependent on complex networked applications than ever, in-depth and accurate analysis of network traffic is crucial for optimal performance of applications. We are glad to utilize Cisco NetFlow and Cisco NBAR technologies to bring layer 2 to layer 7 visibility," said Raghunandhan Ramanujam, Product Manager of NetFlow Analyzer at AdventNet, Inc.

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