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Topic: Network Probe vs Packet Seeker (Packeteer)
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Jaime Nebrera
Network Probe vs Packet Seeker (Packeteer)
Posted: Sep 9, 2004 11:22 AM

Hi all,

We are currently evaluating a "traffic viewer" solution for a client. The scenario is quite easy, all the traffic goes through a bridge appliance on the WAN interface, so you can see whats going on there.

The client is evaluaing packeteer and we want to convince him that Network Probe is capable of doing the same (maybe with some help from a Netflow Collector - Flowc).

But I have some prior questions:

1) Can NP work on a bridge? I guess yes

2) How long NP stores its data?. At least a month would be desirable (longer periods could be done using Netflow)

3) Can you get some kind of "weekly" and "monthly" graphs, not only daily graphs?

Any help would be really appreciated.

Very thankful in advance. Its quite urgent. Regards.

Eivind Pedersen

Posts: 473
From: Oslo, Norway
Registered: Jun 11, 2002
Re: Network Probe vs Packet Seeker (Packeteer)
Posted: Sep 10, 2004 11:32 AM

1. Yes, Network Probe picks up all packets seen by the NIC
2. It can store statistics for up to 3 years
3. Weekly graphs is possible, but it requires that the probe resets only once a week - which is not recommended on medium/large networks. It would run out of memory after a short while. But we have plans to implement data log merging.

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