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Enhanced flow-level visibility is increasingly used for anomaly and threat detection, identifying and containing Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), as well as deriving information around usage patterns, capacity planning, top talkers, and applications, and building relationships between network elements. An integral element of the Applications Layer of the Unified Visibility Fabric architecture, the NetFlow Generation application runs on GigaSMART high-performance compute engines. The application generates NetFlow records by analyzing live traffic at line rate, and sends the information to one or more NetFlow collectors or analyzers.
Typical use cases for this application include:
- Generating consistent, comprehensive and high quality NetFlow records and automated topology generation from heterogeneous networks that include network elements that lack NetFlow generation capabilities, such as non-
Cisco, commodity or white label switches.
- Offloading NetFlow processing from the production network to the Visibility Fabric to avoid performing expensive network infrastructure upgrades to gain visibility.
- Providing a single platform that can be leveraged by multiple security, performance and analytics tools for high fidelity flow-based security and performance analysis.
"The perimeter based model of network security has broken down with rising incidents and breaches coming from within the network," said
"NetFlow data plays a critical role in pinpointing security incidents on the network," said
"As businesses evolve to become more digital, there are clear trends towards more agile software releases, and also towards complexity in operations," said
"SolarWinds® Network Performance Monitor and SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer provide visibility into potential performance, availability, traffic and configuration issues," said
NetFlow Generation in the Visibility Fabric is replacing traditional methods of generating and collecting NetFlow at specific points in the network because it centralizes NetFlow generation, offloads this compute intensive job from the production network, and does it effectively at high throughput rates for both sampled and un-sampled traffic. It also increases business agility and insight in a world of mobile applications, users and devices: visibility is frequently lost when applications, users or devices move from one location to another. By centralizing NetFlow generation in the Visibility Fabric, the NetFlow collectors and analyzers maintain a pervasive view even in dynamic networks.
NetFlow Generation is available as a software license starting at
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