AdventNet Adds Support for sFlow in Its NetFlow Analyzer
(Wireless News Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)
AdventNet said this extends the management capabilities of the product
to include devices from Alcatel-Lucent, Extreme Networks, Foundry
Networks, HP, Hitachi, NEC and more.
sFlow is an industry standard technology for monitoring high speed
switched networks. It gives complete visibility into the use of
networks enabling performance optimization, accounting/billing for
usage, and defense against security threats. By providing visibility
into network usage and active routes of even today's high-speed and
complex networks, sFlow provides the data required to effectively
control and manage network usage, ensuring that network services
provide a competitive advantage.
As an embedded technology providing probe-like functionality for every
interface, sFlow enabled switches and routers future-proof the network
infrastructure. This built-in capability makes many applications
possible that otherwise would not be practical because of the
prohibitive expense of external probes. Devices manufactured by vendors
like Alcatel-Lucent, Extreme Networks, Foundry Networks, HP, Hitachi,
NEC etc are capable of exporting sFlow.
"We have been using NetFlow Analyzer to monitor our bandwidth
consumption across the school network spread around 35 sites at
Elizabeth, NJ. We have found the product very helpful in capacity
planning and in bandwidth related troubleshooting. I would recommend
NetFlow Analyzer to anyone looking for a bandwidth monitoring solution"
says Girish Kumar, of Elizabeth Board of Education, New Jersey
"As the market leader in flow based network analysis, we have been
receiving a strong demand to monitor devices that export sFlow. The
sampling technology involved in sFlow makes it a great choice in
monitoring high speed switches and routers", said Raghu Ramanujam,
Product Manager for NetFlow Analyzer at AdventNet. "We are glad to
address the monitoring needs and enable customers to leverage their
existing infrastructure investments."
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