Network and Application Performance Monitoring with Flows
As enterprise networks grow, change and increase in complexity, emerging technologies such as Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) further obstructs an IT administrator's view into what is happening on the network. This lack of real-time network insight severely limits the ability to spot and correct service interruptions before they become serious threats to overall network performance.
Lancope's StealthWatch addresses these concerns. StealthWatch is the first and only flow-based network monitoring solution designed to integrate network optimization and security within a single unified enterprise architecture.
StealthWatch automatically profiles and analyzes normal network behavior so that administrators can immediately recognize the impact of any unexpected network event — anywhere within the enterprise, from the perspective of both network and security operations. A flow-based monitoring approach enables StealthWatch to monitor high-speed, highly segmented and highly meshed networks without introducing the costs and complexity associated with point solutions.
By having both real-time and historical network data readily available, including:
- source and destination address/port
- Round Trip Time (RTT)
- Server Response Time (SRT)
- Quality of Service (QoS)
- top talkers
- User IDs and
- bandwidth utilization (just to name a few)
Network administrators can more quickly and efficiently determine the root cause of performance issues and bottlenecks – network, server or application. Issues can also be traced all the way down to the exact application and user responsible, greatly reducing mean time to know (MTTK) and minimizing downtime.
In-depth network traffic data can also help with:
1) early detection of potentially threatening traffic patterns
2) measuring the impact of network changes on end-user experience, and
3) making more cost-effective capacity planning decisions.
Overall, StealthWatch eliminates the manual analysis and time-consuming management associated with conventional network monitoring technologies, allowing network teams to do more with less.