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 reporting engine on the market to make your life easier.
Let’s start by looking at a Cisco ASA ACL to ACL report to find out which
ACLs are being violated the most. In the screenshot below we can see the
amount of flows that have matched the ingress and egress ACLs (inbound and
Now ... (more)
Have you been looking for a Zenpack that would allow seamless integration of
Zenoss and the NetFlow tool Scrutinizer? Well you have come to the right
place! Today I will be showing you how to complete the configuration of this
First off there are some minor differences between Zenoss 3.x and 4.x, make
sure you know what version you are running before trying to continue on with
this guide. The difference between the two will determine what we will be
renaming the Zenpack, before we do that you will need to download the
Scrutinizer Zenpack. Before trying to install yo... (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)
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)
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 grow... (more)