LiveAction: Liveaction 4.2, A Single Pane of Glass Into Your Network

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Expands on Simplified Network Visualization and Management by Adding New Application and Data Center Performance Monitoring and Management Features

LiveAction released its latest software product, LiveAction 4.2 that adds features for increased data center and application visibility, ease of use, and performance improvements for enterprise network engineers.

Expanded Application Performance Management Features

“Application performance management and Network Performance Management are two sides of the same coin for most enterprises, you can’t manage one without consideration of the other,” said Ulrica de Fort-Menares, LiveAction’s Vice President Product Strategy. “It is a natural and continuous evolution of LiveAction’s capabilities to extend not only the product’s intuitive network visualization interface into application performance management, but also provide richer and deeper analytics and metrics for both network and application performance.”

LiveAction’s new application monitoring features include dashboards for instant visibility of application status including bandwidth hogs, slow performance, and application path analysis to decrease application troubleshooting times. Users can review response time metrics, including jitter and latency, and playback historical flows to diagnose intermittent application issues.

Improvements in Data Center Visibility and Performance Management Features

LiveAction continues to expand its QoS policy management capabilities. The 4.2 update builds on Cisco Nexus support to include CBQoS (Class Based Quality of Service) monitoring for Nexus 7K. CBQoS monitoring provides visibility into the policies applied on customer’s links and the traffic patterns in their various classes of traffic.

LiveAction 4.2 also includes support for flow data provided by network visibility for products from Gigamon and Ixia. LiveAction consumes data provided by Ixia’s ATI Processor (Application and Threat Intelligence) which gives administrators the ability to quickly identify the users, device types, operating systems and applications that generate excessive traffic or security threats and to isolate the data based on geographic domain. LiveAction is also able to consume GigaSMART NetFlow records generated by Gigamon Visibility Fabric Architecture solutions deployed throughout the network.

The update also includes enhancements to LiveAction’s intuitive network visualization interface. Device representations can now display up to 1,000 interfaces, zoom levels now range from global-scale to the individual device level, and improved network documentation capabilities such as exportable network diagrams to Visio, all making LiveAction a unique platform for visualizing and managing an enterprise-scale network. “The rich graphical user interface is a key cornerstone to our customer’s ability to understand what is happening within their network,” said Director of Marketing and Communication. “As LiveAction continues to penetrate the enterprise market, we’re committed to delivering the same quality of user experience within the single pane of glass regardless of whether your network consists of tens of devices or forty thousand devices.”


LiveAction 4.2 is available to existing customers under active subscriptions or annual maintenance. A free trial version of LiveAction 4.2 is also available on the LiveAction website.

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LiveAction 4.2 Overview (
Ixia and LiveAction Announcement (
LiveAction 4.2 14-day Trial Software Download (

About LiveAction

LiveAction is award-winning software designed to simplify network management. Initially developed to aid the U.S. Department of Defense in the operation of its networks, LiveAction features an innovative visual display, real-time big data analytics for decision-making and deep integration with routers and switches for unparalleled network control. LiveAction accelerates troubleshooting with its QoS control, application-aware, and WAN functionality developed in collaboration with Cisco Systems. Learn more at

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