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.

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Enterprise NetFlow Suggestions

February 20, 2018

In searching for the next flow collection system that will support your organization, most results will turn up solutions claiming to support the consumption of millions of flows/second. For the most part, I think there is some truth to these claims but, when the system is trialed, the limitations become obvious. 

Enterprise NetFlow Collections

It’s one thing to collect high volume NetFlow and quite another to report on it and that’s really where the rub lies.  The amount of engineering necessary to collect millions of flows per second and write them to some type of backend really isn’t all that hard for a seasoned developer. 

Monitoring BYOD traffic with NetFlow

March 24, 2012

Monitoring BYOD traffic is a growing concern amonst network administrators.  Why?  Gartner predicts that 645 million smartphones will be sold in 2012 – a 40% increase from this year.  Cell phone reception is often weak on the interior of office buildings and smartphone owners will have their WiFi on.  What's more is that many companies are allowing employees onto the corporate net with their personal smart phones in hopes of increased productivity.

Monitoring Video Performance with NetFlow

February 19, 2012

Three years ago I was listening to John Chambers - CEO of Cisco Systems, proclaim that video was going to be the rage. I snickered and though it would be long time before anyone will be monitoring video performance with NetFlow. Well, here we are and John Chambers was right. My daughter is the one that made me realize why video vs. only voice will continue to grow.

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