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.

December 2012

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Enterasys Dragon: Intrusion Prevention System Log Analysis

December 13, 2012

Network threat detection solutions generally share some common attributes with routers, switches, firewalls and even servers.  The one I want to focus on today is logging and specifically those from the Dragon Intrusion Prevention System.  If we can get the machine messages, in this case syslogs, from all systems into a somewhat similar format and in one location, we can then correlate the data and look for events across systems even if they perform very different functions on the network. In the end, this will improve network visibility and security event awareness.

Next Generation Firewalls with Application Performance Monitoring In Mind

December 1, 2012

When choosing a next generation firewall, consumers are fortunate in that these appliances have an array of functions to choose from.  Although the primary goal is a solution that will help the business protect the company‚Äôs crown jewels from Internet bots and other types of network threats, other features such as Application Performance Monitoring are a growing concern. 

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