AdventNet has announced the immediate availability of NetFlow Analyzer 5.0, the bandwidth monitoring tool now comes with enhanced data storage capabilities, threshold-based alerting and improved IP grouping features. Along with the aggregated data, which is stored forever, NetFlow Analyzer can now store up to 2 weeks of raw data, which can be used for troubleshooting with one-minute granularity.
NetFlow Analyzer is a web-based bandwidth monitoring tool that collects Cisco NetFlow data, exported from routing devices, to analyze network traffic and report on bandwidth usage across the network. With instant real-time bandwidth usage reports on top applications, conversations, and hosts using bandwidth, NetFlow Analyzer gives valuable insight into bandwidth usage in the enterprise without the complexity and expense involved in deploying hardware / software probes.
The tool can automatically send alarms and emails when the pre-set thresholds are exceeded. It also provides an option to forward SNMP traps to the EMS / NMS application that manages the network. Reporting on departmental IP groups is also greatly enhanced in this release. The tool comes with in-built localized versions for Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.
“We feel that alerting based on threshold adds great value to any monitoring tool. We are glad to give a better user-experience to the administrators by automating traffic-spike alert notifications,” said Raghunandhan Ramanujam, Product Manager – NetFlow Analyzer at AdventNet, Inc.