ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer is a web-based traffic analysis tool that helps network managers to understand how bandwidth is being used up in their network. Leveraging the level of granularity provided by Cisco’s NetFlow technology, NetFlow Analyzer lets you see what applications are using bandwidth, who is using bandwidth, and when.
Performance problems on the network don’t always warrant an increase in bandwidth. When a link becomes slow, you want to find out what’s causing the bottleneck, which hosts are eating up resources, and for how long the link has been slow. Without fine-grained information on the traffic that is flowing in and out of your network, you may never find out the root cause of such problems. You will simply re-route traffic through another link, or request for more bandwidth.
NetFlow Analyzer helps you answer these questions and more. With instant reports on every host, application, and conversation across your network, troubleshooting is a lot easier, and takes far less time. Traffic graphs over varying time periods show you bandwidth usage trends, and traffic patterns across hosts, applications, and conversations. Informative pie charts show you at one glance, what percentage of the total bandwidth is used up by each source, destination, and application.
Such information ensures accurate choices for the entire enterprise regarding capacity planning, network auditing, and traffic management.
NetFlow Analyzer offers real-time identification and monitoring of unwanted traffic. If a virus has been identified on the network, you can quickly identify which hosts and links have been affected. In this way, NetFlow Analyzer is a very effective network troubleshooting tool.
Understanding network traffic boils down to answering the who, what, when, where, and how of bandwidth usage.
NetFlow Analyzer Features
Custom reports allow you to fine tune traffic details, and view only the data that you want to see. For instance, you can create reports based on:
Traffic Configuration – identify most enterprise applications out-of-the-box, and add custom applications
Device Management – categorize routers into logical groups, and monitor them exclusively
User Management – manage users with different access levels, and assign device groups to each.
Web Interface – anytime, anywhere access using just a web browser
Platform Interoperability – runs on Windows, Linux, and Solaris platforms*
* Select versions only