The Network Conundrum: When Traffic Jams Aren't Just on the Road

In the digital age, your network is the lifeblood of your organization. It's the highway that connects your team, your customers, and your data. But what happens when that highway gets congested? You're faced with slowdowns, bottlenecks, and a whole lot of frustration.

NetFlow Analyzer Dashboards

The Challenges You're Up Against:

  • Data Overload: The sheer volume of data passing through your network can be overwhelming, making it hard to identify issues before they become major problems.
  • Security Risks: Without visibility into your network traffic, you're flying blind against potential security threats.
  • Operational Costs: Manual monitoring and troubleshooting can eat up time and resources, driving up your operational costs.
  • Compliance Hurdles: Meeting industry-specific compliance standards is a constant battle when you can't easily monitor and report on network activity.

The ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer Solution:

Enter ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer, your ultimate packet analyzer and network savior. This is not just another tool; it's your comprehensive solution to navigate the complexities of network management.

Elevate Your Network Management Game:

Managing a network is no small feat, but with ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer, you're equipped with a robust set of features designed to make your life easier and your network more secure and efficient. Here's how:

Real-Time Monitoring:

  • Bandwidth Utilization: Know exactly how much bandwidth is being used and by what, allowing you to allocate resources more effectively.
  • Traffic Patterns: Understand the ebb and flow of your network traffic, so you can predict peak times and plan accordingly.
  • Application Monitoring: Identify which applications are consuming the most bandwidth and take action to optimize performance.

Intelligent Alerting:

  • Threshold-Based Alerts: Set your own criteria for what constitutes unusual activity, and get notified the moment those thresholds are crossed.
  • Anomaly Detection: Our packet analyzer uses machine learning to identify abnormal patterns, alerting you to potential security threats or performance issues.
  • Instant Notifications: Receive alerts via email, SMS, or even as a push notification on your mobile device, ensuring you're always in the loop.

In-Depth Forensics:

  • Historical Data Analysis: Access past network data to analyze trends, helping you make informed decisions for future planning.
  • Drill-Down Capabilities: Go as granular as you want in your analysis, from high-level overviews down to individual packet transfers.
  • Event Correlation: Understand the relationship between different network events, making it easier to identify the root cause of issues.

Automated Reports:

  • Scheduled Reporting: Set up reports to generate automatically on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
  • Custom Templates: Create your own report templates that focus on the metrics most important to you.
  • Compliance Modules: Easily generate reports that adhere to industry compliance standards like HIPAA, SOX, and more.

Additional Features:

  • Capacity Planning:Use historical data and current trends to forecast future bandwidth needs.
  • Quality of Service (QoS) Analysis: Ensure that critical applications get the bandwidth they need to perform optimally.
  • Multi-Vendor Support: With compatibility for a wide range of devices, you're not locked into a single vendor ecosystem.

By leveraging these features, you're not just managing your network; you're mastering it. So why settle for less when you can have the best? Make the smart choice - choose ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer.

Supported Devices: One Size Doesn't Fit All

ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer seamlessly integrates with a wide range of devices, including:
  • Cisco
  • HP
  • Juniper Networks
  • Fortinet
  • Sonicwall
  • Riverbed
  • Brocade
  • Dell Force10
  • Barracuda
  • Hitachi
  • Huawei
  • PaloAlto Networks

Trusted by Industry Leaders:

Our solution is trusted by giants like Broadcom, DHL, FedEx, The Home Depot, and IBM. You're in good company when you choose ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer.

Ready to Take Control of Your Network?

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Your Network Brilliance Awaits:

Don't let network challenges slow you down. Elevate your network management, reduce costs, and safeguard your organization with ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer. Join the ranks of network heroes who have harnessed the power of our solution to transform their operations.

It's time to unleash your network brilliance.

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Your Role

Network Administrator Natalie

Network Administrator Natalie

Information Technology Industry: Natalie Turner is a 30-year-old Network Administrator at a technology company in Toronto. With over five years of experience in the IT industry, she is responsible for managing and optimizing the company's network infrastructure. Natalie is always on the lookout for tools that can simplify network monitoring, improve performance, and enhance security. She values solutions that offer real-time insights and customizable dashboards. Natalie is detail-oriented and seeks efficiency and reliability in her work.

Mike needs a solution that can help him:

  • Monitor network traffic and identify bottlenecks or performance issues in real-time.
  • Generate detailed reports and customizable dashboards for comprehensive network analysis.
  • Optimize network resources, troubleshoot problems, and ensure seamless connectivity.
IT Manager Michael

IT Manager Michael

Michael Anderson is a 40-year-old IT Manager at a financial institution in Vancouver. With more than 15 years of experience in the finance industry, he is responsible for overseeing the company's IT operations and infrastructure. Michael is constantly looking for solutions that can ensure network compliance, enhance security, and optimize resource allocation. He values robust and scalable tools that provide accurate data and deliver value for money.

Michael needs a solution that can help him:

  • Ensure network compliance with stringent regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor network performance, security, and resource utilization to make informed decisions.
  • Allocate resources effectively and optimize network operations for seamless financial transactions.
Network Administrator Naomi

Network Security Analyst Sarah

Cybersecurity Industry: Sarah Reynolds is a 35-year-old Network Security Analyst at a cybersecurity firm in Ottawa. With a decade of experience in the cybersecurity industry, she is responsible for detecting and mitigating potential network threats. Sarah is seeking a solution that can provide advanced security analytics, deep packet inspection, and real-time alerts. She values solutions that strengthen network defenses and enable proactive threat response.

Sarah needs a solution that can help her:

  • MIdentify potential security breaches and anomalous behavior through advanced security analytics.
  • Conduct deep packet inspection to detect and respond to network threats effectively.
  • Provide real-time alerts and notifications for prompt incident response and network defense.
	IT Director David

IT Director Jonathan

Jonathan Hughes is a 45-year-old IT Director at a manufacturing company in Calgary. With over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, he is responsible for setting the IT strategy and ensuring the company's IT systems support business objectives. Jonathan seeks a solution that can provide comprehensive insights into network performance, support capacity planning, and integrate seamlessly with existing systems. He values data-driven decision-making and efficiency in his work.

Jonathan needs a solution that can help him:

  • Gain comprehensive insights into network performance for informed decision-making.
  • Support capacity planning and resource optimization to streamline manufacturing processes.
  • Integrate with existing systems to ensure seamless operations and support business objectives.
MSSP Manager Maria

CIO Emily

Emily Thompson is a 50-year-old Chief Information Officer (CIO) at a healthcare organization in Montreal. With over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, she is responsible for the organization's IT strategy and ensuring the secure and efficient operation of IT systems. Emily requires a solution that can provide comprehensive network visibility, enhance data privacy and security, and support critical healthcare services. She values solutions that comply with healthcare regulations and prioritize patient data protection.

Emily needs a solution that can help her:

  • Gain comprehensive network visibility to support data-driven decision-making.
  • Enhance data privacy and security to ensure compliance with healthcare regulations.
  • Support critical healthcare services and ensure the availability and integrity of patient data.

FAQs

Q: What is Netflow Analyzer, and how does it benefit my network monitoring?
A: ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer is a comprehensive log management solution that allows you to collect, monitor, and analyze logs from your IT infrastructure. It also helps you comply with various IT regulatory mandates, making IT compliance management easy and efficient.

Q: Which devices and vendors are supported by Netflow Analyzer?
A: Netflow Analyzer supports a wide range of devices and vendors, including Cisco, HP, Juniper Networks, Fortinet, Sonicwall, Riverbed, Brocade, Dell Force10, Barracuda, Hitachi, Huawei, PaloAlto Networks, and more. It ensures seamless integration with your existing network infrastructure.

Q: Can Netflow Analyzer monitor multi-site or distributed networks?
A: Absolutely! Netflow Analyzer simplifies the complexities of monitoring multi-site or distributed networks. It provides a centralized view of your entire network, allowing you to efficiently monitor and manage network traffic, performance, and security across various locations.

Q: How does Netflow Analyzer help with application and protocol monitoring?
A: Netflow Analyzer's application and protocol monitoring capabilities provide valuable insights into application usage, protocol distribution, and bandwidth consumption. It helps you identify network bottlenecks, optimize resource allocation, and prioritize critical applications for enhanced performance.

Q: Does Netflow Analyzer offer real-time traffic analysis?
A: Yes, Netflow Analyzer offers real-time traffic analysis, providing you with up-to-the-minute visibility into network traffic patterns, usage trends, and potential issues. With real-time data and reports, you can proactively address network challenges and ensure optimal performance.

Q: How does Netflow Analyzer assist in network security?
A: Netflow Analyzer plays a vital role in network security by providing insights into network anomalies, identifying potential security threats, and enabling proactive action. With features like deep packet inspection and advanced security analytics, it strengthens your network's defenses and safeguards against cyber attacks.

Q: Can Netflow Analyzer generate alarms and notifications for network events?
A: Absolutely! Netflow Analyzer comes equipped with robust alarm and notification capabilities. It alerts you to critical network events, such as unusual traffic patterns, security breaches, or performance deviations, allowing you to respond promptly and mitigate potential issues.

Q: Does Netflow Analyzer offer mobile accessibility?
A: Yes, Netflow Analyzer offers a mobile version available for both iOS and Android devices. You can conveniently monitor your network's performance, receive alerts, and access reports on the go, ensuring constant visibility and control over your network infrastructure.

Q: Can I customize dashboards and reports in Netflow Analyzer?
A: Absolutely! Netflow Analyzer allows you to customize dashboards and reports according to your specific requirements. You can create personalized views, select the metrics you want to monitor, and generate tailored reports that cater to your unique network monitoring needs.

Q: How can I get started with Netflow Analyzer?
A: Getting started with Netflow Analyzer is easy! Contact Optrics for a one-on-one demo, competitive quote, or download a free 30-day trial. Their experts will guide you through the setup process and help you unleash the power of Netflow Analyzer in optimizing your network monitoring journey.

System Requirements for NetFlow Analyzer

The recommended hardware requirements for installing and running NetFlow Analyzer Standard, Professional, and Enterprise Editions are as follows: 

Parameter Standard/Professional Edition Enterprise Edition
Central Server Collector
Processor 2.4 GHz Quad Core Processor 2.4 GHz Dual Core 3.2 GHz Quad core
RAM 4 GB 4 GB 8 GB
Hard-disk space 200GB for database 600 GB 1 TB SATA hard disk
Operating System 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit

Please note that change in flow rate will lead to change in system requirements for Professional and Enterprise Editions as given below: 

Rate of Flow/Second Processor RAM Disk space for Aggregate Data (Forever) Additional Disk space for RawData (Optional) Server Type

0 to 3k

2.4 GHz Quad Core Processor 4 GB 200 GB 75 GB/Day -

3k to 6k

3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor 6 GB 200 GB 150GB/Day 64 bit

6k to 9k

3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor 8 GB 200 GB 225GB/Day 64 bit

9k to 10k

3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor 16 GB 200 GB 250GB/Day 64 bit

10k to 25k

3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor 18 GB 225 GB - 64 bit

25k to 50k

3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor 20 GB 250 GB - 64 bit

50k to 75k

3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor 22 GB 300 GB - 64 bit

75k to 100k

3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor 24 GB 350 GB - 64 bit

* Aggregated data is calculated based on the top 100 records.

For the device exporting NetFlow, ensure that the NetFlow export version format is exactly the same as the Cisco NetFlow version 5 or version 7 or version 9 format. For information on Cisco devices and IOS versions supporting Netflow, consult the  Cisco NetFlow Device Support  table.

 

Software Requirements

Software Minimum versions required for Evaluation
Version requirements for Production
Windows OS Windows 10 (or) Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2022/ 2019/ 2016/ 2012 R2/ 2012
Linux OS Ubuntu 14 to 20.04/ CentOS 7/ Fedora 31/ Red Hat 7 to 9.1/​ Opensuse 15 ​Ubuntu 14 to 20.04/ Red Hat version 7 to 9.1/ CentOS Stream 8/ CentOS 7
Browsers Chrome/ Firefox/ Edge Chrome (preferred)/ Firefox/ Edge

User Privilege:  Local administrator privileges is required for NetFlow Analyzer installation.

Port Requirements

Port Name Default Port Numbers Protocol Usage Direction

Web server port 

8060 TCP This is the port on which you will connect to the NetFlow Analyzer server from a web browser. You can change this at any time from the Settings tab. Inbound

 NetFlow Listener port 

9996 UDP This is the listener port on which NetFlow exports are received from routers. You can change this at any time from the Settings tab. Inbound

 Embedded database port 

13306 TCP This is the default port used to connect to the PostgreSQL database in NetFlow Analyzer. N/A

 MSSQL 

1433 TCP This is the port that connects NetFlow Analyzer to a SQL database. N/A

 SNMP 

161 UDP This is the default SNMP port to fetch the device information and configure SNMP based NBAR. Bidirectional

 Wrapper 

32000-32999 TCP Min & Max port usage. N/A

 JVM 

31000-31999 TCP To connect to Wrapper. N/A

 HTTPS Port 

443 TCP This is the port through which the collector communicates with the central server. Bidirectional

Database Requirements

The following table lists the basic requirements for your OpManager database server.

PostgreSQL

  • Comes bundled with the product.
  • In case of failover, please use MS SQL.

Microsoft SQL

1. Supported versions:

SQL 2019 | SQL 2017 | SQL 2016 | SQL 2014

2. Important Notices:

1. For production use 64 bit versions of SQL
2. Recovery mode should be set to SIMPLE.
3. SQL and OpManager should be in the same LAN. Currently WAN based SQL installations are not supported.

3. Collation:

  • English with collation setting (SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS)
  • Norwegian with collation setting (Danish_Norwegian_CI_AS)
  • Simplified Chinese with collation setting (Chinese_PRC_CI_AS)
  • Japanese with collation setting (Japanese_CI_AS)
  • German with collation setting (German_PhoneBook_CI_AS)

4. Authentication:

Mixed mode (MSSQL and Windows Authentication).

5. BCP:

The "bcp.exe" and "bcp.rll" must be available in the bin directory.

The BCP utility provided with Microsoft SQL Server is a command line utility that allows you to import and export large amounts of data in and out of SQL server databases quickly. The bcp.exe and bcp.rll will be available in the MSSQL installation directory. If MSSQL is in a remote machine, copy bcp.exe and bcp.rll files and paste them in the <\OpManager\bin> directory.

The SQL server version compliant with the SQL Native Client must be installed in the same Server.

Compare Editions

  • Pricing in USD.
  • Quotes in CAD also available.

Free Edition

Starting at: $0
  • Supports up to 5 log sources only
  • Never expire
    • Centralized log collection and archival
    • Log search based reports
    • Compliance reports
    • Log forensic analysis capabilities

Premium

Starting at: $595
  • Supports up to 1,000 log sources only
  • Never expire
    • Centralized log collection and archival
    • Log search based reports
    • Compliance reports
    • Log forensic analysis capabilities

Distributed

Starting at: $2,495
  • Supports 50 to unlimited log sources
  • Includes all features of premium edition and supports
    • Scalable environment
    • Distributed central-collector architecture
    • Multi-geographical location monitoring
    • Site-specific reports
    • Rebranding of the web client for client-specific views

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