NetFlow Analyzer is a web-based network traffic analyzer using NetFlow from Cisco devices to generate instant reports on network traffic and users. Cisco NetFlow offers granular and accurate details on applications, users, and conversations generating traffic on the network.
NetFlow Analyzer collects these NetFlow exports, correlates them, and generates graphs and reports that help in understanding and troubleshooting network traffic.
NetFlow Analyzer allows you to monitor bandwidth and traffic in an interface specific level with one minute granularity. The selectable graph allows you to zoom in on the spikes. NetFlow analyzer also shows the data points, which gives the traffic IN and traffic OUT details such as speed, volume, packets and utilization off the total bandwidth.
Not only can you view the last hour to last quarter reports, you can also custom select the time period for which you want to view network traffic report. The reports can be exported as CSV or PDF as per your convenience. These reports can be quite useful when you are presenting to the top management. This helps NetFlow Analyzer to be effectively used as network traffic analyzer.
NetFlow Analyzer is very simple to deploy and start working with. You can install NetFlow Analyzer on a Windows or Linux machine, and use just a web browser to access the client interface. After installing, set up your Cisco routers/switches to export NetFlow data to NetFlow Analyzer. Within minutes, traffic graphs are plotted and reports are automatically generated by NetFlow Analyzer.
Real-time Traffic Reports for each WAN link
As soon as NetFlow data is received, graphs are generated showing details on incoming and outgoing traffic on the link for the last 10 minutes.
Application Analysis for Traffic
Incoming and outgoing traffic is analyzed to find out the top applications generating traffic on the network. From here you can drill down to see the top hosts and conversations for each application that is listed.
Historical Traffic Analysis
Traffic trends and user trends help identify peak usage hours, link utilization metrics, and more. You can also view trends of application usage, protocol usage, and more.
Traffic Analysis Summary
Consolidated reports show you overall traffic statistics for each WAN link. You can view current traffic patterns, along with details on hosts, applications, and conversations generating traffic.
NetFlow Analyzer is a NetFlow, sFlow, JFLow (and more) collector and analyzing engine integrated together. NetFlow analyzer does not require any hardware probes and can be downloaded, used in your network environment and can be evaluated for 30 days. Go through the following useful links for better understanding of how NetFlow Analyzer can help you in understanding your network traffic and bandwidth utilization.