Flowmon
Monitoring Center
The Monitoring Center (FMC) is the beating heart of the Flowmon solution; a professional tool for effective network troubleshooting, performance monitoring and capacity planning. Instead of just the red/green infrastructure status, it helps users to understand user experience while keeping the amount of data noise and analytical work to a minimum.
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Monitoring Center
What the Monitoring Center can do for you:
  • Saves time on incident investigation and data analysis
  • Provides insight for user experience monitoring, root-cause analysis and incident response
  • Is optimized for processing and filtering out important information and visualization of large amounts of network and application telemetry data
  • Offers predefined widgets and charts that display statistics in an intuitive, easy-to-read way

Customers using the monitoring center

Predefined Views and Reports
In only a few clicks, the system automatically creates dashboards and reports for the user.
Customization
Data can be exported using the user’s choice of tool. Widgets can be configured to show precisely what needs to be seen.
Optimization
Drill-down data is always available at hand, facilitating rapid analysis and identification of issues.

Key Features and Benefits

Predefined Views and Reports
In only a few clicks, the system automatically creates dashboards and reports for the user.
Customization
Data can be exported using the user’s choice of tool. Widgets can be configured to show precisely what needs to be seen.
Optimization
Drill-down data is always available at hand, facilitating rapid analysis and identification of issues.
Reduced MTTR
Resolve up to 95% operational network issues from the same dashboard.
Hard Evidence
It creates a shared information for all IT departments, so that they may collaborate, pool expertise and make informed decisions.
Transparent Network
Network, hybrid and cloud traffic is monitored and visualized in real time.
Reduced MTTR
Resolve up to 95% operational network issues from the same dashboard.
Hard Evidence
It creates a shared information for all IT departments, so that they may collaborate, pool expertise and make informed decisions.
Transparent Network
Network, hybrid and cloud traffic is monitored and visualized in real time.

Streamlined Analytical Workflow

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Clear Visualization

The face of the FMC is the dashboard - a highly customizable interface designed for the visualization of traffic structure and performance metrics. It features flexible and customizable widgets in order to make it possible for it to adjust to the user’s every need.

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Predefined Views and Dashboard

The solution can be configured out-of-the-box using predefined dashboards and the so-called configuration templates. They are presets designed to reduce configuration time down to only a few clicks. There are over a dozen basic templates reflecting the most common needs of users (Office 365, G Suite, social networks), including
a number of enterprise protocols (DNS, DHCP,...) and media services.

Once a template is chosen, it automatically creates dashboards, widgets and reports and populate them with data to perfectly fulfil the purpose it was designed for.

The list of templates is continuously being expanded depending on the evolving user needs and IT trends.

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Analytics Drill-down

Drill-down options are available from anywhere in the dashboard. Every widget, whether it is a traffic chart, graph or a list of alerts, can be displayed in an analytical view with for additional detail as well as sorting and filtering options (e.g. by protocols, time periods, or source/destination IP address). From there, it is possible to continue deeper, down to the level of flows or packets, with the ability to display very specific details, such as the activity of a chosen
IP address, complete with information on active devices, vendors, or flow sources (where available).

The statistics are exportable at every level of the above-described drill-down.

Use Cases Covered by FMC

Network performance monitoring
Network performance monitoring
Decisive intelligence to identify bottlenecks and resolve latency issues caused by networks, servers and applications.
Troubleshooting and forensics
Troubleshooting and forensics
Next-generation network monitoring provides actionable insights into the network in order to find, analyze and fix issues easily.
Capacity planning
Capacity planning
Comprehensive understanding of bandwidth usage to reduce the risk of services performance degradation and plan network capacity wisely.
Cloud monitoring
Cloud monitoring
Traffic visibility to maintain SaaS apps performance. Flowmon tracks interactions between users and applications and reveals bottlenecks anywhere along the delivery chain.
Encrypted traffic analysis
Encrypted traffic analysis
Scalable malware identification and cryptographic assessment of secured network sessions, which does not rely on decryption.

Integrations

There are infinite possibilities to integrate the solution with complementary security tools and platforms, whether it is through syslog, SNMP, email, REST API or custom scripts. Flowmon servers as a vital source of information to log management, SIEM, big data platforms, incident handling or security automation tools.
 
Network telemetry

Leverage your existing infrastructure as sensors that generate NetFlow, IPFIX, sFlow, jFlow or NetStream from network devices and other data sources such as public cloud platforms, firewalls, virtualization platforms and packet brokers.


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Logging and reporting

Feed your log management or SIEM system with comprehensive logging with context-rich syslog or SNMP messages. Maximize visibility across the IT environment or log events into your ticketing tools automatically.

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User identity

See which user or hostname has taken part in an attack by collecting authentication system log data and correlating it in Flowmon. Any syslog-enabled authentication service or vendor is supported, including Cisco ISE and AD/LDAP.

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FMC Features

Bandwidth Monitoring

Optimise 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.

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Comprehensive Network Visibility

The DDoS Defender comes as a package with full network performance monitoring and diagnostic functionality. This enables tracking latency degradation, traffic structure analysis for capacity planning, traffic engineering and QoS monitoring.

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.

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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.
Customised Dashboards

Understand network traffic structure, identify top talkers, bandwidth usage, latency issues. All in easily understandable charts and statistics. Use the off-the-shelf dashboard, create your own or shared group dashboards.

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Configuration Wizzard

The system comes with pre-defined configurations for a variety of network types and automatically adjusts the settings after the initial configuration by using a simple wizard. Then, by managing false positives, maximise the relevancy of detected events.

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Network telemetry

Leverage your existing infrastructure as sensors that generate NetFlow, IPFIX, sFlow, jFlow or NetStream from network devices and other data sources such as public cloud platforms, firewalls, virtualization platforms and packet brokers.


and more
LAN/WAN Monitoring
Tune your network performance to its finest with a centralised 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.
Logging and Reporting
Feed your Log Management or SIEM system with comprehensive logging with context-rich syslog or SNMP messages. Maximise visibility across IT environment or log events automatically into your ticketing tools.
Prioritisation and Reporting

Use out-of-the-box prioritisation or apply your own severity rules at a global, group or user level. Create custom dashboards for security, networking, IT helpdesk or managers based on their interests.

NetOps and SecOps Integrated

Flowmon is a single pane of glass for both teams while respecting their needs. A unique combination of early detection, security event warnings and deep visibility into network help NetOps and SecOps teams cooperate on incident handling and root cause analysis.

Real-time NetFlow/IPFIX Monitoring

Reduce downtime and fix performance issues by analysing network traffic metadata collected from your physical, virtual or cloud infrastructure.

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Customers Using FMC

"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."

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Masahiro Sato CTO
"Flowmon gives KBC with its Flow based Network Performance Monitoring tool a great overview of the dataflow metrics in the network so that the network health can be easily assessed. In case of an issue the tool allows very fast and efficient troubleshooting by visualize the traffic that is causing the problem."
Marc Deamen Senior Systems Engineer

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