New features and improvements:
Note: All the above mentioned features are available in Essential and Large Enterprise Editions. For Enterprise Edition, this release is just incluces the scalability enhancements that got released in 10.2.
The high scalability engine can process up to 100K flows per second with raw data storage. And without raw data storage, it can scale up to 250K flows per second.
The reports can be generated and viewed in the time-zone that is local to that region
New and attractive themes have been added to enhance user experience
The HighPerf Reporting Engine is a very powerful add-on to NetFlow Analyzer that enhances its raw data and reporting capabilities by leaps and bounds
It is now possible to configure your flow exports from the GUI of NetFlow Analyzer itself.
IP SLA video operations is now supported
Interface groups in the 'Billing' module is now possible
Source network and destination network based anomaly detection. Ignore events for all resources. IPV6 support.
IP Multicasting allows a host to send packets to a specific group of hosts.
Display the path of an IP flow, on the go. No configuration is required for the monitors. Get Mediatrace reports instantly.
The look and feel of NetFlow Analyzer's user interface has been modified for better user experience. The tab views help easy navigation.
Cisco's Medianet is an end-to-end architecture that is capable analyzing voice, video and data traffic and report on loss, latency and jitter thereby helping you optimize rich media applications.
A standard for application monitoring and reporting that doesn't require network taps or span ports.
Using WAN RTT monitor, you can create specific IP groups for the IP address or IP range monitored. This way, you can monitor both latency and the number of flows for a specific IP address or range.
Advanced Security Analytics Module (ASAM) is a network flow based security analytics tool that helps detect and classify the network intrusions to tackle network security threats in real time. With enhanced features like:
ASAM is an add-on module with NetFlow Analyzer, therefore, does not need any additional hardware investment. Read More...
Cisco's Wide Area Application Services(WAAS) optimizes the performance of TCP-based applications in WAN. NetFlow Analyzer interprets optmized data from Waas Central Manager with netflow data to provide in depth visibility in optimization of WAN Applications. It also reports on complete distribution of applications optimized by any WAE in series with routers exporting netflow.
WAN RTT (Round-Trip-Time) monitors Link Availability and Round-Trip-Time over links with threshold violation alerts to ensure best performance of WAN traffic all times. Graph based reports with information on packet loss, timeout and connection error along with NetFlow statistics helps in quickest ever troubleshooting of network issues.
Verify availability and up time of your links to branch offices using a combination of WAN RTT and NetFlow Analyzer's IP Group. WAN RTT will measure connectivity from a source to an IP Group created with your branch IP Addresses, helping analyze not just link performance but also find the problem cause using conversation reports for the IP Group.
IPv6 Addressing support - Future ready network monitoring by supporting IPv6 flows data.
Application Growth Report in Capacity Planning - See the time wise split of top 10 applications used on your interfaces
"Capacity planning" helps you to understand the traffic trend over a period of time. This, in turn, helps you to predict the traffic growth in your network and if the traffic growth is business-critical. Capacity plans allows you to take informed decisions for upgrading bandwidth pipes in your network.
Report profiles helps you create custom reports as per your need. You can have as many profiles as the need be. These reports are device specific. You can only view different reports for one device in one particular profile.
This gives a list of applications and the various sites visited through these applications.
You can see the 95th percentile data in the "compare reports". Standard deviation values have been added in this report.
Advanced Security Analytics Module (ASAM) is a network flow based security analytics tool that helps in detecting network intrusions and classifying the intrusions to tackle network security threats in real time. ASAM is an add-on module with NetFlow Analyzer, therefore, does not need any additional hardware investment. Read More...
Monitors the key performance metrics of the VoIP network to determine its health. The parameters measured include Jitter, Latency, Packet Loss etc. Read more on how VoIP monitoring with NetFlow Analyzer helps...
Support for SNMP V3 has been added in this release. Cisco SNMP v3 has brought in security enhancements. Other important features of SNMP v3 are message integrity, authentication and encryption.
Any router which supports Flexible NetFlow (FNF) can export NBAR data. The advantage of using FNF is the ability to get NBAR details without SNMP polling. NBAR data can be obtained along with the traffic usage details. Read more...
NetFlow Analyzer now does NetFlow V9 sampling as well!
NetFlow Analyzer now supports Cisco ASA (ISO version 8.2 onwards). More details...
This is an enhancement to already existing support for Cisco CBQoS. Now, NetFlow analyzer lets users create child policies under parent policies and also, CBQoS reports can be exported as PDF
Resolves and groups IP addresses into groups of countries. Lists the traffic usage and bandwidth utilization of the link by the IP address from separate countries
Scheduling the reports have made much easier. It can be done with a single click on the report that has been generated.
Devices can be located on google maps and a click on the link between devices will give details about the link utilization and more. It also gives an easy understanding of the geographic distribution of your network devices. Read more...
The widgets have become more graphical, it is now easier to interpret data.
Flow calculation also takes sampling rate(defined by the network administrator) into account
Type in the IP address of the source / destination / network... or any of the given choices and Voila! you will get Traffic IN and Traffic OUT details for the particular IP address
Operators and guest accounts can also create dashboards