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.
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.