Network Traffic Monitoring Tools

 

What is Network Traffic Monitoring?

Challenges in network traffic monitoring.

Traditional network traffic monitoring tools for Windows analyze using hardware probes or packet analyzers to offer granular and detailed information on network traffic. However, hardware probes require complex deployment procedures, and typically do not account for IP security (IPsec) traffic.

On top of this, packet analyzers flood you with results that do not offer direct insight into application-specific traffic in the network. As a result, the IT department faces an increased troubleshooting cycle, and takes a lot of time to make critical decisions affecting the network.

How to monitor network traffic.

Today with Cisco’s NetFlow innovation (and other flows from other vendors), ManageEngine's network traffic monitoring tool takes far less time and effort, and yields better results to the enterprise. NetFlow Analyzer continuously collects granular details on IP traffic without affecting device performance or increasing the costs.

Using this exported NetFlow data, ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer gives network administrators/managers the visibility they need to understand the WAN. Armed with powerful instant reports on top talkers, conversations, and more, this network traffic monitor tells IT teams exactly what they need to know in order to troubleshoot or make informed capacity planning decisions.

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Network traffic monitoring with NetFlow Analyzer.

NetFlow Analyzer is a web-based network traffic monitoring tool that analyzes NetFlow exports from Cisco routers to monitor network traffic metrics including traffic volume, traffic speed, packets, top talkers, bandwidth utilization, and high usage times.

There are various reports that can be obtained from NetFlow Analyzer. This traffic monitoring software is easy to deploy and work with. You can install NetFlow Analyzer on a Windows or Linux machine, and use a web browser to access the client interface. After installation, set up your Cisco routers/switches to export NetFlow data to NetFlow Analyzer. Within minutes, traffic graphs are plotted and reports are automatically generated, and you are all set to monitor traffic in your network.

Exporting flows in NetFlow Analyzer is an effortless process and can be done in a single click. NetFlow analyzer gives you an overview of your network's bandwidth usage statistics and inventory at a glance via it's customizable dashboard as soon as the devices are discovered. Users can then drill down into the interfaces to view network traffic and information on the traffic, application, source, destination, conversation, differentiated services code point (DSCP) and quality of service (QoS) of the traffic. Detailed reports with one-minute granularity can be generated based on these critical data parameters.

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Significant network traffic monitoring features.

ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer is a web-based real-time network traffic monitoring tool used by more than 4,000 enterprises that analyzes NetFlow exports from Cisco routers to gain in-depth information about network traffic, including traffic volume, top talkers, bandwidth consumption, and high usage times.

The information provided by NetFlow Analyzer helps IT teams with:

  • Identifying top talkers and conversations in the network: Determine which users and what applications are using maximum bandwidth, and drill down for conversational details. Read more about bandwidth monitoring.
  • Monitoring and projecting traffic trends and usage patterns: View trends in network traffic, and determine top applications and peak usage times. Read more about network traffic analysis.
  • Defining applications to monitor network traffic: Use a combination of ports and protocols to define unlimited applications, and recognize this traffic exclusively in traffic reports. You can also map applications to IP addresses.
  • Monitoring bandwidth based on department:Define departments based on IP addresses, and identify bandwidth use and application use for each department.
  • Managing devices exclusively: Categorize devices, organize them into logical groups, and monitor traffic reports exclusively for groups.
  • Accounting: Improve resource utilization accounting with real-time bandwidth and network usage statistics. Read more on billing/accounting.
  • Monitoring site-to-site traffic: Monitor network traffic between two specific sites, which are created based on the IP address or IP network. This feature helps you understand the network traffic behavior between any two user-defined sites.

Check out all of Netflow Analyzer's features. With NetFlow Analyzer you can monitor traffic, and do much more!

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NetFlow Analyzer is a NetFlow, sFlow, jFlow, and more collection and analyzing engine integrated together. It helps you as traffic monitoring software to manage network traffic and bandwidth utilization. This traffic monitoring tool does not require any hardware probes and can be downloaded, used in your network environment, and evaluated free for 30 days.

Traffic monitoring in the network and the graphical interface with all the information is what I like the most about NetFlow Analyzer.

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Other features

Threshold based alerting

Set pre-defined threshold settings based on utilization, duration and frequency to effectively monitor your network.

Usage based billing

Ensure fair billing from your ISP. You could also use it for chargeback in your different departments

Capacity Planning report

Assess future network requirements based on capacity planning reports.

Faster Network Troubleshooting

Unearth the root cause of your network troubles and troubleshoot issues faster.

Cisco IP SLA Monitoring

Monitor critical factors affecting VoIP, Video performance and ensure best-class service levels. Ensure seamless WAN connectivity through WAN RTT monitoring.

Monitoring and reporting on Cisco CBQoS

Validate the effectiveness of your QoS policies using CBQoS reports from NetFlow Analyzer. Prioritize your network traffic accordingly.