The Strategic Value of Advanced Netflow for Enterprise Network Security

 Networks today are exponentially faster, bigger and more complex than those of just a few years ago. With thousands of devices going online for the first time each minute, and the data influx continuing unabated, it’s fair to say that we’re in the throes of an always-on culture. As the network becomes arguably the most valuable asset of the 21st century business, IT departments will be looked at to provide not just operational functions, but, more importantly, strategic value. Today’s

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Scalable NetFlow – 3 Key Questions to Ask Your NetFlow Vendor

Why is flows per second a flawed way to measure a netflow collector’s capability? Flows-per-second is often considered the primary yardstick to measure the capability of a netflow analyzer’s flow capture (aka collection) rate. This seems simple on its face. The more flows-per-second that a flow collector can consume, the more visibility it provides, right? Well, yes and no. The Basics NetFlow was originally conceived as a means to provide network professionals the data to make sense of the traffic

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