Flowmon Collector
NetFlow and IPFIX collector with advanced reporting

The Collector is a stand-alone appliance for the collection, long-term storage and analysis of flow data from flow-enabled devices (load balancers, switches, and routers), dedicated probes and other flow sources. It is equipped for advanced reporting and data visualization.

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Network visibility

NPMD, troubleshooting and capacity planning

Maximize investment

Leverage devices in your network with support of multiple NetFlow and IPFIX formats

Use it anywhere

Hardware, virtual or cloud appliance

Dashboards and visualization

Highly customizable interface designed for the noise-free visualization of traffic structure, performance metrics and infrastructure topology with flexible and configurable widgets. Use presets built around the most common needs of users (Office 365, G Suite, social networks, DNS, DHCP…) to automate configuration. Whether you are a user or service provider, you can share your dashboard with others.

Analytics drilldown

Drilldown options are available from anywhere on the dashboard. Every widget can be displayed in an analytical view for full detail, down to the level of flows or packets with the ability to view the smallest network activity of devices, flow sources or vendors. You have options to filter by protocols, time periods, source/destination IP address, and more. The statistics are exportable at every level.

Troubleshooting and forensics

The Collector does more than just monitor the red/green status. It tracks individual user interactions with applications to give you an end-to-end understanding of the entire digital environment. This holistic approach allows you to immediately identify the root-cause of problems affecting users and services and take remedial action.

Cloud and SaaS monitoring

Flowmon uses passive network sensors available as virtual appliances in the private and public cloud, accessible from their respective marketplace to inspect all traffic for application-related communications. The Collector tracks the interactions between users and applications to identify bottlenecks anywhere along the application delivery chain.

Bandwidth monitoring

Optimize capacity planning, peering agreements and take control over bandwidth usage. With hard data about top users, devices, applications and services you can make effective decisions to save costs on infrastructure and connectivity.

BYOD monitoring

Monitor BYOD traffic to get visibility and control over connected devices. Passive device fingerprinting allows you to identify the device manufacturer, OS and web browser. Extend this with the real user identity (i.e. username or hostname) by using logs from any authentication system to get more control.

Network traffic monitoring

Ensure the reliability, availability and security of business services with confidence. Flow provides visibility into traffic structure to streamline decision making and save costs on NetOps.

LAN/WAN monitoring

Tune your network performance to its finest with a centralized dashboard. Monitor user activity within different subnets and VLANs, track connectivity, latency and QoS. Get comprehensive east-west visibility, identify different applications and track user transactions traversing LAN/WAN.

Application and network latency

Distinguish between latency caused by server and client. See which users are affected and resolve the problem before it impacts your business. Measure fault, performance and availability of your local, hosted or SaaS applications.

"Thanks to Flowmon, we are provided with network visibility we previously lacked. Now we can identify the causes of network issues easier than ever before." Flowmon answered SEGA's requirements for a high-quality solution for deep insight and fast troubleshooting of network traffic from multiple branches and facilities.

Masahiro Sato



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Input data compatibility

The Flowmon Collector can process flow data (NetFlow v5, NetFlow v9, IPFIX, sFlow, and many more) from a variety of different network devices – load balancers, routers, switches, firewalls, packet brokers, or dedicated Kemp Flowmon Probes.

The IPFIX extensions and proprietary formats of the following vendors are supported: Cisco (AVC, HTTP), Gigamon (HTTP, DNS, SSL, RADIUS), IXIA (HTTP), VMware NSX (rule ID, vmUUID, vncIndex), OneAccess (HTTP), VMware VDS, AWS FlowLogs.

Collector deployment and capacity options

The Collector is available as a hardware appliance of 1U or 2U rack unit size and a virtual appliance deployable in VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.

Data can be stored for months to years, depending on chosen capacity, from 0,5 TB to 192 TB per appliance. The Collector does not aggregate or sample data – it keeps everything available.

Hardware appliance

The Collector is equipped with two copper 10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet management ports which can be used for appliance configuration, management and flow data collection. It offers command-line access, a web GUI and a virtual console. All hardware-based models provide a dedicated network interface for remote control.

Virtual appliance

The Collector in the form of a virtual appliance (VA) is designed for deployment into virtual and cloud environments (VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and provides the same functionality as a hardware-based collector. VA Collector supports up to two 1 Gb/s Ethernet monitoring ports which provide network traffic monitoring and NetFlow or IPFIX data production.

Distributed architecture

Flowmon can be easily scaled by adding Collectors to cover very large networks spread over multiple distant locations. The central node called Master Unit serves as the main console and storage point where data from all branches is brought together and presented in one dashboard for complete visibility. All the configuration and updates of the whole architecture and its individual nodes is performed from the central Collector.


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