Michael Patterson : Advanced NetFlow Traffic Analysis
Michael Patterson
Founder and Product manager for Plixer's Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer as well as Flow Analytics.

How To Investigate Malware

If you are looking to learn about how to investigate malware, chances are you are already infected and under the gun to...

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Grading 2014 Predictions

 I made some bold predictions last year.  Now is the time to face the music and grade myself. 1. Last year...

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Addressing the threat from OTT voice apps with VoLTE

By: Josee Loudiadis, Director of Network Intelligence, Alcatel-Lucent 

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and rich communications services can help mobile service providers reclaim market share being lost to over-the-top (OTT) applications.

Voice and text revenues are declining as mobile service providers (MSPs) face an unprecedented challenge from OTT communication apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and lesser known entrants, including WhatsApp and LINE. At first, MSPs enjoyed net gains because the use of these apps had generated significant data revenue. But times have changed. While still a source of revenue, these apps have begun to erode MSP’s native voice and messaging revenue.

To illustrate, let’s look at WhatsApp, who recently debuted its business model for mobile virtual network operators. In this model, WhatsApp (now owned by Facebook) provides voice and messaging services while leasing wireless services from a mobile operator. This means that MSPs are left with price per bit as their sole differentiator.

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UCaaS Leaders?

One more research company put out its market leader report on UCaaS (unified communications as a service or as I call...

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A Grateful Holiday Break

Heading home to visit friends and parents. It is a good time to stop to write what I am grateful for....

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SS7 Signaling Still Alive and Well

As operators migrate to IMS and LTE, and thus IP architectures, SS7 signaling has seemingly been left behind.  After all, Diameter...

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AirHopper: Even Air-Gap Networks are Not Secure

It’s a good time to be in the Cybersecurity business. Quite often, highly secure computers are disconnected from the outside world so...

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Archives of all blog posts:
How To Investigate Malware
Riverbed NetFlow Analyzer
NetFlow Calculator for Supermen!
Software Defined Networks Demystified: 5 Truths
Cisco AVC Reporting: Flexible NetFlow Configuration
Configuring Citrix AppFlow Support
Palo Alto NetFlow Configuration
Been Hacked - What will you do?
Cisco AVC Webcast - Future Proof your Network
UserName with NetFlow or IPFIX
AKCP Reseller : AKCP Distributor
Securing Remote Networks Against Cyber Threats: part 2
Securing Remote Networks Against Cyber Threats: part 1
Router Overhead When Enabling NetFlow
Cisco Wireless Controller NetFlow Configuration
Building a NetFlow Cache: Exporting IPFIX
Amazon EC2 Monitoring: Network Performance
Enterasys Dragon: Intrusion Prevention System Log Analysis
Next Generation Firewalls with Application Performance Monitoring In Mind
Palo Alto Networks NetFlow Export includes Firewall Event Field in PAN-OS 5.0
IPFIX Vendors should implement RFC 5610
Log Management Solutons
Nimsoft Service Desk Pricing: Distributed NetFlow Solutions
NetFlow Training Seminar: NetFlow University
NetFlow Training Schedule for 2012
Flexible NetFlow Configuration example for Performance Monitoring for TCP, VoIP and Cisco NBAR
Ingress NetFlow or Egress NetFlow part 2
Ingress NetFlow or Egress NetFlow part 1
Cloud Service Monitoring
Temperature Monitoring Solutions with Remote Humidity Sensors
Cisco ASA Vs. Juniper SRX: NetFlow Reporting
How to roll out BYOD Security: Best Network Management
Detecting Advanced Persistent Threats with NetFlow and IPFIX
Monitoring BYOD traffic with NetFlow
Migrating to Flexible NetFlow : BEST PRACTICES
Monitoring Video Performance with NetFlow
End to End Visibility : Network Flow Path
Dropped NetFlow : Flow Sequence Numbers
Email Monitoring Software: Email Reporting
NetFlow Behavior Analysis Systems : Limited Impact
High Volume NetFlow Collector : Enterprise Traffic Analysis

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