Enterprises used to have a deep level of visibility in their on-premises infrastructure, enabling them to ensure critical services support business goals and satisfaction of users. However, with the transition to cloud environments, enterprises lack visibility into the network traffic since traditional monitoring approaches such as L2 tapping or SPAN/mirror do not work there. Flowmon’s native support of Amazon VPC traffic mirroring gives Flowmon customers the same level of control over their cloud assets as if they were monitoring on-premises infrastructure.

“We are excited about Amazon VPC traffic mirroring. It gives customers of Flowmon Collector on AWS visibility into their cloud workloads in a few clicks. Resolving performance issue and, detecting anomalies and security threats is then as easy as in the on-premises world,” said Pavel Minarik, Chief Technology Officer at Flowmon Networks.

Flowmon has worked together with AWS to be able to bring this feature to customers at the time of its global launch. Amazon VPC traffic mirroring provides monitoring and security tools with packet capture traces from Elastic Network Interface (ENI). Taking advantage of this feature, Flowmon empowers NetOps and SecOps teams with instant insight into their Amazon VPCs and analytics intelligence to investigate threats and performance degradation.

Flowmon is a network monitoring and analytics solution bringing context-rich visibility for mission-critical IT operations. It delivers network and security teams capabilities for effective identification of network degradation, quick troubleshooting of incidents, reporting, capacity planning as well as detecting anomalies and cyber threats bypassing perimeter and signature-based solutions. With its cloud-centric focus and hyper-scalable design it allows real-time monitoring across on-premise, virtual, cloud and hybrid infrastructures.

Detailed description of AWS VPC Traffic Mirroring can be found in our blog or in this article by Amazon.