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What data does IPFIX contain?

IPFIX is a rich source of metadata generated by routers, firewalls, switches, wireless access points and other devices, about the traffic passing through your network. Here you’ll find a list of data contained in IPFIX.

The reports (and benefits) provided by IxiaFlow and Plixer’s FlowPro

Flow data is an aggregated form of data, and is an effective way of generating information required to troubleshoot network issues, resolve intermittent network performance problems, and map historical trends for capacity planning. In this blog post, we discuss the ways IxiaFlow and Plixer FlowPro report on flow data.

VPN users complaining of poor application experiences? Here’s how to fix the problem

In today’s ever changing world we are faced with an increased amount of remote employees. Making sure that those employees have access to their day to day applications has become priority. Are you looking for rich conversation visibility along with the flexibility to integrate that data into your current environment?

Combine Plixer and Endace Probe integrations for rapid incident resolution

Experienced network managers know there’s rarely such a thing as a best-for-everything integration. When building network security capability and optimising incident resolution, the best solution is made up of multiple integrations, each specialising in a different aspect of network monitoring and analysis. A key example of this is how Scrutinizer by Plixer and Endace Probe can be brought together to accelerate incident resolution.

Networks and global epidemics: how to prepare against the unknown?

There are many contingencies network managers can prepare for. Global epidemics such as the coronavirus are not, normally, among them. We are living in an increasingly unpredictable world: a world that relentlessly changes our best-laid plans. Learn how to prepare your staff and network for the unknown.

Monitoring VPN traffic for performance and security during coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has, overnight, required seismic shifts in how we live, socialise and work. The next weeks and months are uncertain. What’s known today, however, is that for organisations to remain operational during this crisis, unprecedented changes in network policy and structure are required. VPNs are a popular solution, but managers must also be able to manage VPN connections. This is possible with Scrutinizer by Plixer.

How to be a better network manager in 2020

When dealing with the security of a network – which, for many organisations, houses large quantities of critical data – preparedness is key. Here are four ways network managers can improve in 2020 and beyond, to stand ready against the unexpected, remain adaptable to the unknown and, ultimately, protect critical network infrastructure to preserve brands and bottom lines. 

Placing network security at the heart of digital transformation 

High-performing organisations must be backed by high-performing networks, which are more than an amalgamation of the latest and greatest. Digital transformation empowers growth, but it must be done slowly, methodically and with due consideration to the security implications of expanding network capabilities.

Grafana: the observability platform that integrates with your existing tools

Different tools have different strengths and weaknesses. Some provide better monitoring, whilst others will tell you more about the data trafficked. But time is a resource, and it traditionally takes time to leverage the benefits of each network security tool. By combining the strengths of different tools into a single dashboard – fed into a single vision of your network’s health – Grafana radically decreases the human resource of assuring network security

How to monitor Microsoft Office 365 traffic with Plixer

And there are few services that organisations use more than Microsoft 365: as instrumental to modern workplaces as swivel chairs and whiteboards. Knowing how much traffic Microsoft 365 is using is important because it’s almost certainly using a lot – and understanding precise usage statistics is essential to optimising network performance

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