Flow Monitoring on Steroids A Video Series, Part 1 of 6
In today’s world we are faced with so many controversial decisions that impact our lives!
Network operations teams are faced with their own dilemma: Flow vs packet. Each technology can stand on its own as they have their specific strengths. With flow you get network traffic metadata that contains date, time, IP addresses, QoS information just to name a few, basically the “Who, When, and Where” of network transactions.
The missing piece is the “What” this is where packets come in. Packets provide IP, transmission, application type data and, most importantly, packets carry the payload. The payload provides all the details of “What” is being sent. When you combine flow and packets you’ll have the …