We’ve just released an auto update for the Vantage software range. This release includes some new log format additions, and some fixes to existing formats. (more…)
Archive for the ‘FlowMonitor’ Category
Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
Today I was speaking to a customer that had the following reporting request:
“I would like to know how much of my bandwidth is being eaten by each protocol. I will then use this information to determine if circuit may need to be increased due to increased traffic”.
This customer was collecting syslog messages from a Cisco Firewall, then using WebSpy Vantage to generate reports. In theory, this sounds like a fair plan. Unfortunately, the Cisco Firewall logs many different types of messages. Some to do with denied packets, some to do with authentication, some for vpn and so on. The information contained within each message changes. Some events include the size information that is required for any type of bandwidth assessment and some don’t. Correlating the required events to get any sort of accurate ‘bandwidth’ representation is a bit of a nightmare.
Fortunately, there’s a simpler method. (more…)