AdventNet Announces the General Availability of NetFlow Analyzer; With Enhanced Application Visibility using Cisco NBAR

Pleasanton, Calif., October 5, 2006

AdventNet Inc., the leading provider of affordable enterprise IT management software today announced the immediate availability of NetFlow Analyzer 5.5 (General Availability), with support for Cisco NBAR (Network Based Application Recognition). ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer is the market leader in flow based traffic analysis and network forensics with a user base of over 200,000 worldwide. The Early Access (EA) version of this release was made available 2 months before. Following customer feedback and suggestions to EA, the product went through continuous improvisation through this period and is available as a General Availability now.

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 GA include:
  • Automatic scheduling and emailing of reports
  • Support for NetFlow version 9
  • The raw data storage period also has been enhanced to 1 month from 2 weeks
  • Grouping multiple sub-interfaces into a single logical entity to monitor traffic
  • 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.

"We use NetFlow on a daily basis to provide visibility on traffic patterns within our firewalled perimeter. It is used both as a fault-finding tool, and a management tool to provide forecasting and monitoring facilities of our existing and future traffic requirements. NetFlow Analyzer's standard interface reports and custom reports are very helpful for us to determine network problems," said Garry Crothers, Network Engineer at Queen’s University of Belfast, Ireland.

"The kind of response that we received during the 2 month Early Access period was encouraging, both in terms of the readiness to try and the quality of feedback," said Raghu Ramanujam, Product Manager of NetFlow Analyzer at AdventNet, Inc. "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," he added.

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