It's that time of the year again. The flood of email alerts showcasing online
holiday shopping deals fill the inbox at your office PC, laptops and wireless
devices as merchants attempt to lure online shoppers to "click and save"
while supplies last. In fact, reports show that this year's "holiday
shopping" deals have already started as retailers attempt to stretch the
holiday shopping season - to begin even earlier than Black Friday.
According to a recent report in Time, Booz & Co. chief retail strategist,
Thom Blischok states. "We're not going to see a huge increase in sales growth
for Black Friday this year....What we do expect is a lot of ‘showcasing' on
Black Friday. Shoppers will check things out in stores, electronics
especially, but then purchase online on the Monday after. Cyber Monday sales
will explode this year."
While this is good news for merchants, it... (more)
What is Application Performance Management (APM)? Like a lot of good
questions, it depends on your business needs. What is the goal of an ideal
APM? Does it mean 99.999% availability? Perhaps it is a favorable overall
end user experience when using the application but, as compared to what?
My point is that Application Performance Management / Monitoring means
different things to different businesses and it can even depend on the
What is the Goal of APM
“Begin with the goal in mind.” I wish I could take credit for that
quote. What is the goal of the APM? H... (more)
I got this Google alert the other day and it caught my attention because it
talked about configuring IPFIX and the link went to a pdf on Juniper XGS 5000
IPFIX Support. Apparently the Juniper Networks Security Network Protection
XGS 5000, a next generation IPS now supports IPFIX but really, it’s
NetFlow. I got sort of excited because I love finding out about new gear
that supports NetFlow or IPFIX. I clicked on the link and in the first
paragraph I read:
“Juniper Networks Security Network Protection XGS 5000, a next generation
IPS, is an example of a device that sends flow tr... (more)
Palo Alto Networks NetFlow support is now available and with the latest
version of our NetFlow monitoring solution you can get NAT and also
application reporting for this firewall.
Today I’ll be providing step by step instructions on how to configure
NetFlow for this device, and also show an example of the extended NetFlow
How to configure Palo Alto Networks NetFlow
There are 2 basic steps for configuring the Palo Alto Networks firewall to
1. Define a NetFlow server profile – this specifies the frequency of the
export along with the NetFlow... (more)
In this blog I’ll show you how to use Cisco ASA NSEL (aka Cisco ASA
NetFlow) reporting to monitor your Cisco ASA firewall ACLs. With the addition
of our Cisco Advanced Reporting module you can run many useful NetFlow
reports — Network Performance Monitoring (Medianet), Performance Routing,
Network Based Application Recognition (NBAR) — but today we’re going to
focus on Cisco ASA NSEL Access Control List (ACL) reports.
Have you ever asked yourself, why is my Cisco ASA Firewall denying flows? Our
NetFlow analyzer provides you with historic trends and the most powerful
NetFlow rep... (more)