Ravica Partners with Plixer International to Provide nProbe™ Support

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Ravica’s partnership with a global leader in NetFlow capture and analysis tools leads to improved efficiencies for businesses.

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With remote deployment of our nProbe technology available through Ravica, you can analyze traffic at any location.

Ravica, a leading provider of environmental monitoring sensors, has partnered with NTOP of Italy for U.S. distribution of NTOP’s nProbe™ support and nBox solutions for advanced network monitoring.

Ravica offers temperature and humidity monitoring devices, providing real-time reporting and alerting on the environmental conditions in data rooms, storage facilities, and other locations. These devices notify users of water leaks, humidity levels, temperature levels, power outages, and security access.

In response to business needs for additional types of business monitoring, specifically network traffic monitoring, Ravica has expanded their services and products. Cisco’s NetFlow, a technology that monitors and records traffic passing through supported routers and switches, has become the standard in network traffic monitoring by IT professionals.

To help users get more out of traditional NetFlow, specialized technology is available and offered by Ravica through NTOP’s nProbe™ software. The software is easy to install on a PC and allows users to quickly begin exporting NetFlow data which is directed to the specified collector. nProbe™ is a high-performance probe designed for running on environments with limited resources and can support both flow and packet sampling.

For utilization of this collected data, NTOP partnered with Plixer International, Inc., creators of Scrutinizer NetFlow & sFlow Analyzer. Scrutinizer is an alternative flow capture tool with extensive reporting capabilities. It retrieves traffic details from the nProbe, and then presents the data in a dynamic, intuitive, and detailed graphical views.

By expanding flow monitoring deeper into the actual packets, Scrutinizer 7.7 with nProbe™ can provide greater detail on database performance, latency, e-mail and URL activities. The nProbe™ collects the data and transfers it to Scrutinizer for reporting. The system also stores historical data for baseline trend analysis.

“With remote deployment of our nProbe technology available through Ravica, you can analyze traffic at any location and have it report back to Scrutinizer for more efficient, network-wide troubleshooting and analysis,” said Luca Deri, founder of NTOP and developer of the nProbe™ technology.

For more information about Ravica environmental monitoring sensors or nProbe™ availability, please visit http://www.ravica.com.

For more information about the NTOP open-source project, please visit http://www.ntop.org/blog.

For more information on Scrutinizer 7.7 with nProbe™ integration, visit http://www.plixer.com.

About Plixer International, Inc.
Plixer International, Inc. develops and markets network traffic monitoring and analysis tools to the global market. All of the tools are built from the ground up with valuable feature sets and ease of use in mind. Plixer tools have been used to analyze and troubleshoot irregular traffic patterns by IT professionals with some of the largest networks in the world.

About NTOP
NTOP is an open-source project started in 1998 by Luca Deri and aimed at producing tools for network monitoring including nProbe™, a software NetFlow and IPFIX probe, and PF_RING, a Linux kernel module for accelerating packet capture. NTOP tools are available for both Unix and Windows operating systems are used by many companies and researchers around the world.

About Ravica
Ravica provides highly functional, low-cost environmental monitoring appliances which are used as the first line of defense for IT infrastructures and physical locations. The devices provide real-time reporting and alerting on environmental conditions and security for network server and telecommunication rooms, remote locations, food and beverage storage areas, warehouses, medical and research centers, second homes, and more. They alert on physical conditions such as water leaks, smoke, humidity, power outages, motion, and temperature. Alerts can be immediately issued to users through the web-based software monitoring system, email, Skype, mobile phone text, and audible alarms and visual indicators.

For product and sales information, contact Ravica via telephone 207-324-8173 or through the Ravica website at http://www.ravica.com.

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