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NetFlow analysis hits a new level with opFlow 3

By Sharon Hunneybell, Community Manager, Opmantek.

With opFlow 3 your organization can rapidly identify congested links, bandwidth hogs, extreme data usage and suspicious behavior in real time; analyzing and interpreting Flow data across a broad range of protocols has never been this intuitive. Opmantek’s opFlow 3 now supports all major Flow standards including, Cisco NetFlow, NetFlow-Lite and NSEL, Juniper J-Flow, sFlow and IPFIX.

This release represents a complete rewrite of opFlow, including new flow processing daemons and faster database operations that make use of the MongodB WiredTiger engine resulting in fast processing and easier access to historical records. This is a massive release and feedback from early adopters has been overwhelmingly positive…

“The connection map is an awesome tool – allows you to see traffic patterns really quickly and easily”

We’ve packed so much new stuff into this release, I didn’t know where to start, so I asked our engineering team to nominate and rank their favourite features from this release. Here is the top 5 countdown:

#5 New NetFlow Reporting Engine

opFlow 3 comes with a new, easy to use, reporting engine that can produce a range of useful reports on traffic trends and top talkers across your environment or for specific interfaces over time.

#4 Intuitive New GUI

A Task Driven GUI means faster access to critical information. Select Agents, Interfaces, and Flow direction quickly through a responsive filter panel.

#3 Easy Identification of Network Hogs

Search your TopN summary quickly by Application, Port, Sender or Receiver; drill down quickly to identify high-bandwidth users and squash the network hogs.

#2 Traffic Heat Maps

View network conversations interactively using a dynamic Heat Map; visually identify the biggest network traffic generators in your environment. Perfect for NOC environments and executive presentations.

#1 New High Performance Flow Daemon

The number 1 feature, according to our engineering team, is the new High Performance Flow Daemon. Supporting a broader range of flow protocols including Cisco NetFlow, NetFlow-Lite and NSEL, Juniper J-Flow, sFlow and IPFIX, opFlow now processes data faster and more efficiently making it even more effective for analyzing extensive multi-vendor networks.

opflow heat map

Traffic heat maps help to identify the biggest network traffic generators in your environment. 

To experience these great new features for yourself Download opFlow 3, activate your free 30 day trial license and gain new insight into your network performance today.

 


About the Author:

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Sharon Hunneybell is the Community Manager at Opmantek and was recently named an ‘Innovation Champion’ by the Queensland Government. Driven by a passion for technology, innovation and collaboration, Sharon is an active contributor to the Queensland ICT and startup community and has over a decade of experience in IT project management and BA roles. Follow her on Twitter @shazzybell78.

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