When Is NetFlow 'Good Enough'?

Archived Published: 30 March 2012 ID: G00218112

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As network demands and speeds increase, our ability to monitor capacity, utilization, and detailed information about the traffic flowing on our networks is shifting from primarily a probe-and-polling approach to a balanced approach that includes summarized flow-based data sources.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Analysis
    • What Is NetFlow?
    • When Is NetFlow Good?
    • When Is NetFlow Not Good Enough?
    • Alternate Approaches to Visibility
    • The Future of NetFlow and Probe-Based Technologies
    • Where Do I Apply NetFlow?
    • Tactical Guidelines
  • Recommended Reading
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