NetQoS Adds Network Behavior Analysis Capabilities to Network Performance Product Suite

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NetQoS® Inc. has launched Anomaly Detection, a network behavior analysis (NBA) solution that leverages the company's strength in NetFlow-based collection and analysis. Anomaly Detection is integrated into the NetQoS Performance Center to enable faster troubleshooting by showing how anomalies impact network and application performance across an organization.

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Using Network Behavior Analysis to Improve End-user Application Performance

Network engineers and operations managers can now for the first time identify and troubleshoot network behavior anomalies from within one network performance management product suite. NetQoS® Inc. has launched Anomaly Detection, a network behavior analysis (NBA) solution that leverages the company's strength in NetFlow-based collection and analysis. Anomaly Detection is integrated into the NetQoS Performance Center to enable faster troubleshooting by showing how anomalies impact network and application performance across an organization.

"Network behavior analysis and network performance management systems must converge for organizations to optimize their networks for how users actually use them. IT needs to have visibility into user-to-user and user-to-technology interactions to deliver an optimal end-user experience," said George Hamilton, director of enterprise infrastructure at Yankee Group "NetQoS is delivering on this vision by integrating network behavior analysis capabilities into its comprehensive network performance analysis suite."

NetQoS Anomaly Detection is an early warning system that continuously monitors traffic and performance details from network hosts and alerts network engineers to abnormal patterns that could impact application performance and delivery. Anomaly Detection leverages the robust NetFlow collection architecture of NetQoS ReporterAnalyzer™ to identify irregular traffic patterns across the network infrastructure in real time and pinpoint the causes, such as misconfigured devices, unexpected or unauthorized user activity, or unauthorized new equipment and applications. In addition, Anomaly Detection provides the relevant host IP address, router, and interface.

For faster network troubleshooting, the details from Anomaly Detection can then be plugged directly into ReporterAnalyzer through the NetQoS Performance Center interface. Network engineers can then use the newly expanded Flow Forensics capabilities in ReporterAnalyzer version 8 to drill into the flow records, showing hosts and conversations, to troubleshoot the anomaly. The enhanced Flow Forensics capabilities make it easier to troubleshoot by going from an enterprise summary of 100 percent of network traffic down to detailed flow forensics with just a few mouse clicks.

"The NetQoS Anomaly Detection capability is significant because it monitors every traffic flow using the industry's most widely deployed enterprise-class NetFlow-based monitoring solution and provides an alert every time unusual activity occurs. Just as important is the integration with the NetQoS Performance Center, which allows customers to go from that initial alert to substantive troubleshooting in just a few mouse clicks and is a key enabler for proactive management of application delivery problems," said Steve Harriman, vice president of marketing for NetQoS.

Integration with the NetQoS Performance Center also allows network engineers to see Anomaly Detection behavior analysis information alongside NetQoS metrics such as end-to-end application response time, VoIP performance monitoring, and device performance management. This provides a comprehensive view of network health and a quick way to see how anomalous behavior is affecting application performance for network users. NetQoS reduces the need for disparate tools sets by providing multiple network performance capabilities integrated together in a workflow to find problems before they affect performance and speed troubleshooting.

Pricing for Anomaly Detection starts at $20,000. Existing NetQoS ReporterAnalyzer customers will receive a limited Anomaly Detection capability for free. No additional data discovery or collection infrastructure is necessary to add Anomaly Detection capabilities. For more information visit http://www.netqos.com/solutions/network_behavior_analysis/index.html. Register to attend a live Webcast on "Using Network Behavior Analysis to Improve End-user Application Performance" to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (an archived version will be available):
http://www.netqos.com/solutions/reporteranalyzer/index.html

About the NetQoS Performance Center
The NetQoS Performance Center provides global visibility, via a single Web-based management console, into the key metrics necessary to quantify network performance across an organization: application response time monitoring, network traffic analysis, device performance management, long-term packet capture and analysis, and VoIP performance monitoring. The NetQoS Performance Center integrates the metrics in customized views to help organizations be more effective in capacity planning, troubleshooting, and service level management. Using the NetQoS Performance Center enables IT organizations to optimize the delivery of critical application services to end users, mitigate the risks from change, and make the most efficient use of resources. With role-specific views for different groups in an IT organization, such as network engineering, operations, and IP telephony management, the NetQoS Performance Center enables staff at all levels to:

  • Measure end-user application response times
  • Provide consistent application service delivery
  • Track VoIP quality metrics to ensure VoIP quality of experience
  • Understand how infrastructure changes affect network and application performance
  • Isolate performance problems to the application, server, or network
  • Identify the applications and users consuming bandwidth, and when
  • Avoid unnecessary WAN costs
  • Manage the convergence of voice, video and data
  • Identify virus or denial of service attacks

About NetQoS Inc.
NetQoS software and services help service providers, government agencies, and large enterprises - including half of the Fortune 100 - improve the delivery of applications over wide area networks by enabling them to monitor application service levels, troubleshoot problems quickly, and plan for change. Representative NetQoS customers include Chevron, Lockheed Martin, American Express, Hilton Hotels, Siemens, Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, NASA, and Barclays Global Investors. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NetQoS has R&D centers in Austin and Raleigh, N.C., and regional sales offices in London and Singapore. For more information, visit http://www.netqos.com or call (877) 835-9575.

NetQoS is a registered trademark of NetQoS Inc. All other trade names, trademarks, and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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