Why is network traffic monitoring important?
Machine-to-machine traffic has been the biggest traffic generator of the decade. As a network administrator, you need to keep an eye on what and how much traffic is passing through your network. Also, management may want to know about any bandwidth hog, intrusion, slowness, or unauthorized access.
By using a network traffic monitoring tool, you can spot peaks, heavy incoming traffic from a particular application, or a port that is clogged with incomplete processes. A bandwidth monitoring tool, on the other hand, can offer detailed stats and reports, which you can use to quickly fix these issues.
In a datacenter scenario, you can identify where the traffic is generated. You can also track traffic moving between the main office and branch offices. With Site24x7, you can perform custom pings, and monitor synthetic tests between branch offices using Site24x7 On-Premise Poller. This will also help you with security analysis, allowing you to detect changes and anomalies in your network. You can also test the quality of network bandwidth and ensure appropriate allocation.
Supported flow technologies for network traffic analysis
Site24x7 supports all leading flow technologies available in the market.
Get the full picture of your network traffic using the bandwidth monitor
Optimize data use across your network
Bandwidth hogs are an unwanted but common presence in most network. Identify the application and port hogging bandwidth, and the interface through which that heavy traffic has flown. Block or restrict that particular IP or port in your environment, and optimize data use across the network.
Pinpoint peaks in inflow and outflow
Identify unusual spikes, and pinpoint peaks in traffic, volume, packets, and data utilization received and transmitted from real-time graphs. With exclusive source and destination tabs, view the list of all IP addresses that generated and received traffic.
Leverage dashboards to identify major users
Obtain exclusive dashboards for top N applications, protocols, and conversations. In a single glimpse, identify major users of your network bandwidth. View an exclusive health dashboard showing top devices by traffic and volume, and top interfaces by traffic, volume, and bandwidth utilization.
Simplify traffic classification using templates
Application templates and Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) templates are used to classify the incoming traffic sources. The port and protocol values are defined in preconfigured application templates and are matched with the list of applications. DSCP, on the other hand, is used to classify and manage network traffic to obtain the quality of service stats.
Receive alerts about busy interfaces
Configure threshold limits for all key metrics and receive alerts when they're breached so that you can execute corrective measures on time. You can also do this at the interface level so that you'll get a notification when your traffic or bandwidth utilization exceeds certain limits.
Support for devices from multiple vendors
Collect and analyze flows from multiple vendors like Cisco, HP, Juniper, Fortinet, SonicWall, Dell, Palo Alto, 3Com, Foundry Networks, and more. To get started, simply configure your devices to export flows to Site24x7. Site24x7 also supports all important protocols and data types.
Know the top N traffic generators
View the top N applications, protocols, and conversations that have generated or received the most traffic. You can also obtain these details interface-wise with stats like source IP address, destination IP address, port, protocol, DSCP, and traffic for every conversation in your network.
Organize your traffic analysis using reports
Site24x7's network traffic analysis tool collects and displays traffic data as tabular data as well as easy-to-interpret graphs. This data can then be consolidated into reports, which you can generate periodically, export in different formats, and submit to management.
How does Site24x7 analyze NetFlows?
First, you need to configure your devices that are the flow exporters to export flows to Site24x7 On-Premise Poller, which is the NetFlow collector. Site24x7 is a flow analyzer that processes raw data and presents it in intuitive formats for easy interpretation and understanding.
Why Site24x7 is the best network traffic monitoring tool?
Site24x7's comprehensive network monitoring portfolio comprises of features including SNMP trap processing, mapping, and custom SNMP monitoring.
Full-fledged all-in-one monitoring including websites, servers, applications, logs, cloud, and virtualization, with out-of-the-box reporting and dashboard capabilities.