Plixer International’s Scrutinizer for NetFlow and sFlow Analysis Delivers Network Insights that Save Time and Money for Global Professional Service Providers

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Professional service providers across the globe are experiencing improvements in business operations and bottom line performance with use of Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer from Plixer International.

Professional service providers across the globe are experiencing improvements in business operations and bottom line performance with use of Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer from Plixer International.

Since its inception in 1999, Plixer International has assisted thousands of businesses with their network monitoring software. Plixer’s Scrutinizer software collects and reports on NetFlow, a network traffic profile monitoring technology developed by Cisco Systems in 1996.

The Outsource Group, a healthcare administration company, uses Scrutinizer to manage networks during and after business acquisitions. During the process, Scrutinizer is used to pinpoint which VPNs are underutilized, allowing The Outsource Group to transfer users off that line. The disconnection of the prior VPNs saves The Outsource Group thousands of dollars each month.

With a strong focus on security and HIPAA compliance, The Outsource Group regularly uses Scrutinizer to identify network threats. “From a self-defense perspective, we just have to know what is going on, and Scrutinizer provides that insight,” said Kris Gandillion, Director of IT Infrastructure.

In addition to identifying network traffic and threats, businesses use Scrutinizer’s reporting to determine current bandwidth usage and forecast network growth. For Informa USA, a leading international provider of specialist information and services, Scrutinizer is essential in justifying the financial cost of expanding applications and bandwidth.

Informa requires insight into network traffic to streamline both employee and customer utilization. Prior to using Scrutinizer, Informa USA experienced link saturations, which affected VoIP quality and employee productivity. With Scrutinizer’s Google map gadget, their IT team now easily manages bandwidth usage to improve performance.    

“The implementation of Scrutinizer has provided our engineers with accurate information on network utilization, saving us time and resources,” said Informa USA’s Network Engineer Leo Tarafa.

Other professional service providers have benefited from Plixer’s network monitoring tool. Medical imaging company PresGar initially installed Scrutinizer to obtain a clear network picture to monitor bandwidth needs. However, once Scrutinizer was fully implemented, Director of IT Gary Asher quickly found other uses for the tool with the customizability of Plixer’s Scrutinizer and Flow Analytics.

To capture each site’s bandwidth needs, Asher installed Scrutinizer and immediately noticed a dramatic time savings. “Our time-to-resolution is now significantly reduced, saving us thousands of dollars and providing increased productivity,” he explained.

In addition to The Outsource Group, Informa USA, and PresGar, other companies providing professional services have also recognized the benefits of using Scrutinizer for their network traffic analysis. Organizations such as Defense Research Institute, Cambridge Systematics, Harris Associates L.P., and The Knot, Inc. have recently begun taking advantage of Scrutinizer’s advanced NetFlow reporting capabilities.

Plixer International’s Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer is available for download in a free version with limited capacity or in a fully supported format starting at $3,495 for a five device license. For more information or to download a copy, visit http://www.plixer.com.

About Plixer International
Plixer International, Inc. develops and markets network traffic monitoring and NetFlow analysis tools to the global market. Plixer tools have been used to analyze and troubleshoot irregular network traffic patterns by IT professionals with some of the largest networks in the world, such as AT&T, Toyota, CNN, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Regal Cinemas, Raytheon, and Eddie Bauer. For more information, contact Plixer International, Inc. at 1 Eagle Drive, Sanford, Maine, via telephone 207-324-8805, via fax 207-324-8683, or through the Plixer website at http://www.plixer.com.

About The Outsource Group
The Outsource Group is a leading healthcare revenue cycle management company serving hospitals and physician practices across the country. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.theoutsourcegroup.com.

About Informa USA
Informa plc is the leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic, scientific, professional and commercial communities. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.informa.com.

About PresGar
PresGar is a privately-owned, medical imaging service company with state-of-the-art locations throughout the United States. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.presgar.com.

For more information about this press release, please call Jon Mills with Plixer International at 207-324-8805 or email at jon@plixer.com.

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