ManageEngine Announces NetFlow Plug-in For OpManager

Company’s flagship network management solution adds in-depth traffic analysis and network forensics to growing inventory of capabilities

Austin, Texas, December, 18, 2008

ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems & security management software solutions, today announced availability of the OpManager NetFlow Monitor, a plug-in module for IT administrators using OpManager Professional or Premium Edition. The new plug-in integrates into OpManager detailed information from NetFlow – and six other popular flow monitoring tools –  regarding traffic-consuming applications, conversations, traffic sources, destinations and overall quality-of-service.

ManageEngine OpManager collects fault and performance management data across servers, desktops and applications and displays that information in a business-centric management view, which illustrates the way business services are impacted by any disruption in the infrastructure. With the new NetFlow Monitor plug-in, OpManager adds an even greater level of performance detail to that view, combining traditional protocol-based network device monitoring with flow-based monitoring of network traffic.

"We have been using OpManager for several years now to monitor hundreds of devices and thousands of ports," said Scott Heckman a senior network engineer at one of Maine's largest healthcare providers. "The application has allowed us to be proactive to problems before end users notice, along with being a troubleshooting tool to bring faster resolution to issues when they arise. I installed the new NetFlow plug-in before its release and the application has performed flawlessly. I have even had a chance to use the data to troubleshoot an issue with a particular VPN timeout issue. I would highly recommend the OpManager product and the new NetFlow plug-in to assist in managing networks; from the small network with several devices to the enterprise level with hundreds."

"ManageEngine has been a front-runner in leveraging the power of NetFlow to understand network behavior,” said Girish Mathrubootham, vice president of ManageEngine. “The NetFlow plug-in for OpManager combines flow-based network monitoring with SNMP, ICMP, WMI & CLI-based device management to provide a robust network management platform. The combination is sure to be a compelling solution for any network administrator."   

Bandwidth monitoring solutions have long been known to make use of network traffic flows for in-depth bandwidth visibility. The inherent information contained in traffic flows is also being leveraged by network management solutions looking to provide a comprehensive troubleshooting and network planning solution. The analysis of traffic flows enables near real-time monitoring of network traffic trends to facilitate quicker problem detection, troubleshooting and resolution. The storehouse of flows data finds use in long-term traffic trending, user profiling and network capacity planning.

OpManager NetFlow Monitor provides:

  • Support for NetFlow as well as sFlow®, cflowd®, J-Flow®, IPFIX®, NetStream® and Cisco NBAR®
  • Quick network fault detection, diagnosis and resolution
  • In-depth visibility on bandwidth composition and traffic trends
  • User monitoring and profiling
  • Effective capacity planning with historical traffic trend reports
  • Traffic security analysis

For more information about the OpManager NetFlow Plug-in, visit

Pricing and Availability

The NetFlow Monitor is available for download now at Pricing starts at .00 for monitoring 10 interfaces.   A complete price list is available at the ManageEngine online store.

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine is the leader in low-cost enterprise IT management software. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 30,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of AdventNet, Inc. For more information, please visit

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Greg Wise
Weber Shandwick, for ManageEngine