Premium Content

Access "Combining NetFlow and packet analysis boosts network visibility"

Shamus McGillicuddy, News Director Published: 13 Oct 2012

Now that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota relies on Software as a Service (SaaS) for core business processes like administering claims, network performance engineer Barry Pieper relies on deep packet analysis to tap inbound and outbound Internet traffic in order to ensure his providers are delivering on their service-level agreements (SLAs). But it wouldn’t be worth using costly deep packet inspection for all of his network monitoring needs, so Pieper still turns to good old fashioned NetFlow analysis for a broader view of what’s happening on the network. Combined, Pieper uses a Network Instruments Gigastor appliance for packet capture, Compuware’s Van­tage network monitoring product— recently rebranded as Gomez Net­work Performance Monitoring—for analysis of that packet information, and then Fluke Networks’ Optiview NetFlow Tracker for NetFlow. “I use NetFlow a lot on our wide area network mainly because it works so well there,” he said. “Our branch offices are T1 and T3 links, so we would do software distributions with Altiris or Tivoli and that would ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Computer Weekly networking case studies
    CW-EuroUserAwards2014 networking-1.jpg
    E-Handbook

    Jennifer Scott and Steve Evans discover what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the 2014 Computer Weekly European Awards for ...

  • Special Report on VDI
    VDI.png
    E-Handbook

    The articles contained here were written by Brian Madden, the fiercely independent thought leader in the world of virtualisation and mobility ...

  • Spies in the VPN
    CWE_150414_ezine_252.png
    E-Zine

    In this week’s Computer Weekly, the NSA/GCHQ snooping scandal has added to concerns about security of virtual private networks (VPNs) – we find out ...