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When it comes to trouble shooting and threat detection, NetFlow wins over packet capture

Mike Patterson, CEO and Founder of Plixer International | Aug. 22, 2013
With Internet connections to cloud services growing rapidly and cyber attacks becoming craftier and more sinister, the need for improved traffic visibility is in high demand.

It's time to consider NetFlow v9 and IPFIX — most probably your existing hardware supports it.  Cisco routers for example, support Application Visibility and Control (AVC) which provide all of the details discussed here.  Although vendor implementations vary in terms of the metrics they export, failing to collect flow data is probably preventing your IT team from minimizing the Mean Time To Know (MTTK) of application performance issues and cyber threats that get right past the firewall.

Is that a risk worth taking?  

 

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