Plixer International Launches Scrutinizer NetFlow Analyzer Version 8.5 for Increased Network Management Security

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Scrutinizer v8.5 Includes Reporting for Cisco Performance Monitor Reports, SonicWALL support, and Application Identification

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Plixer International, Inc., a leading global provider of network traffic monitoring and analysis tools, has announced its release of Scrutinizer NetFlow & sFlow Analyzer version 8.5, allowing users more flexibility in managing network security.

Scrutinizer is a network management software tool that provides incredibly detailed network utilization information about the users and applications that are causing the most traffic. Using Cisco’s NetFlow Technology (an IOS software feature found in an ever increasing number of switches and routers), Scrutinizer is able to retrieve the traffic flow data and present it in an intuitive, clear graphical view.

Enhancements available with Scrutinizer version 8.5 include reporting on Cisco’s new Network Performance Monitoring for Medianets with a new Flow Analytics algorithm for Cisco Performance Monitor Reports, showing VoIP features including jitter, packet loss, and latency. This technology provides companies deep insight into call quality of every VoIP connection and video stream which is an advancement from the limitations of IP SLA. Scrutinizer's extensive support for Flexible NetFlow (the latest version of NetFlow) is what makes Plixer's implementation of Cisco Performance Monitor Reports so comprehensive.

The newest version of Scrutinizer also includes Mailinizer Email Analyzer in the core feature set. Mailinizer is highly customizable and offers detailed views of email server communications for Microsoft® Exchange administrators.

Additionally, Scrutinizer now includes:

  •     Support for Advanced Flexible NetFlow and IPFIX with cross template reporting
  •     Support for SonicWALL NetFlow configuration and SonicWALL IPFIX
  •     Deep packet application recognition using Cisco NetFlow NBAR which provides the ability to identify applications beyond HTTP
  •     Advanced reporting and alarming filters
  •     SonicWALL IPFIX Reporting on the top URLs, intrusions, and viruses as well as user names
  •     Template selection when viewing Cisco ASA NetFlow exports.
  •     Reports on MAC Address, VLANs and other layer 2 information using NetFlow and IPFIX exports from SonicWALL, nProbe, Enterasys, Cisco, and Juniper.

Recently touted by Jim Frey of Enterprise Management Associates as the best pure play he’s seen for NetFlow reporting, Scrutinizer also features improved styling and graphing, and the Google map engine has been updated.

Customers around the globe have recognized the benefits of using Scrutinizer for their network traffic analysis. Recently, organizations such as AT&T, Jaguar Land Rover, the State of Oregon, and the United States Department of Defense have begun taking advantage of Scrutinizer’s advanced NetFlow reporting capabilities.

Plixer Product Manager Michael Patterson believes that Plixer’s expertise in NetFlow and focus on customer service and satisfaction leads to a superior product. “We take customer feedback very seriously because our customers are knowledgeable IT experts,” he said. “If a feature is requested and makes sense, we will incorporate it.”

Plixer’s software products are available to the global market. Introductory pricing starts at $3,495.00 USD. Plixer’s website provides further information about available products and services and provides continually updating user support through technical blogs and chats.

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, such as CNN, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Regal Cinemas, Raytheon, and Eddie Bauer.

For product and sales information, contact Plixer International, Inc. at 1 Eagle Drive, Sanford, Maine, via telephone 207-324-8805, via fax 207-324-8683, on Facebook, on Twitter, or through the Plixer website at http://www.plixer.com.

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