Network Traffic Monitoring

Gain complete visibility into your network traffic and bandwidth by analyzing flows based on different technologies. With stats on peak traffic, top applications, and top conversations, our network traffic monitoring tool makes bandwidth analysis and management simple.

Plans, Pricing and Sign Up30-Day Free Trial, sign up in 30 seconds
Network Traffic Monitoring

Why is network traffic monitoring important?

Machine-to-machine traffic has been the biggest traffic generator of the decade. As a network administrator, you need to keep an eye on what and how much traffic is passing through your network. Also, management may want to know about any bandwidth hog, intrusion, slowness, or unauthorized access.

By using a network traffic monitoring tool, you can spot peaks, heavy incoming traffic from a particular application, or a port that is clogged with incomplete processes. A bandwidth monitoring tool, on the other hand, can offer detailed stats and reports, which you can use to quickly fix these issues.

In a datacenter scenario, you can identify where the traffic is generated. You can also track traffic moving between the main office and branch offices. With Site24x7, you can perform custom pings, and monitor synthetic tests between branch offices using Site24x7 On-Premise Poller. This will also help you with security analysis, allowing you to detect changes and anomalies in your network. You can also test the quality of network bandwidth and ensure appropriate allocation.

Supported flow technologies for network traffic analysis

Site24x7 supports all leading flow technologies available in the market.

NetFlow

CFlow

IPFIX

NetStream

AppFlow

NetFlow: Supported vendors
Multi-vendor support
NetFlow: Multiple Protocols
Multi-protocol support

Get the full picture of your network traffic using the bandwidth monitor

Optimize data use across your network

Bandwidth hogs are an unwanted but common presence in most network. Identify the application and port hogging bandwidth, and the interface through which that heavy traffic has flown. Block or restrict that particular IP or port in your environment, and optimize data use across the network.

Pinpoint peaks in inflow and outflow

Identify unusual spikes, and pinpoint peaks in traffic, volume, packets, and data utilization received and transmitted from real-time graphs. With exclusive source and destination tabs, view the list of all IP addresses that generated and received traffic.

Leverage dashboards to identify major users

Obtain exclusive dashboards for top N applications, protocols, and conversations. In a single glimpse, identify major users of your network bandwidth. View an exclusive health dashboard showing top devices by traffic and volume, and top interfaces by traffic, volume, and bandwidth utilization.

Simplify traffic classification using templates

Application templates and Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) templates are used to classify the incoming traffic sources. The port and protocol values are defined in preconfigured application templates and are matched with the list of applications. DSCP, on the other hand, is used to classify and manage network traffic to obtain the quality of service stats.

Receive alerts about busy interfaces

Configure threshold limits for all key metrics and receive alerts when they're breached so that you can execute corrective measures on time. You can also do this at the interface level so that you'll get a notification when your traffic or bandwidth utilization exceeds certain limits.

Support for devices from multiple vendors

Collect and analyze flows from multiple vendors like Cisco, HP, Juniper, Fortinet, SonicWall, Dell, Palo Alto, 3Com, Foundry Networks, and more. To get started, simply configure your devices to export flows to Site24x7. Site24x7 also supports all important protocols and data types.

Know the top N traffic generators

View the top N applications, protocols, and conversations that have generated or received the most traffic. You can also obtain these details interface-wise with stats like source IP address, destination IP address, port, protocol, DSCP, and traffic for every conversation in your network.

Organize your traffic analysis using reports

Site24x7's network traffic analysis tool collects and displays traffic data as tabular data as well as easy-to-interpret graphs. This data can then be consolidated into reports, which you can generate periodically, export in different formats, and submit to management.

Comprehensive network traffic monitoring from the cloud

NetFlow conversations
Conversation-wise traffic split-up
NetFlow health dashboard
NetFlow health dashboard
NetFlow application traffic
Application-wise traffic stats
NetFlow reports
NetFlow device - Summary report
NetFlow device performance
Performance insights for the device that exports flows

How does Site24x7 analyze NetFlows?

First, you need to configure your devices that are the flow exporters to export flows to Site24x7 On-Premise Poller, which is the NetFlow collector. Site24x7 is a flow analyzer that processes raw data and presents it in intuitive formats for easy interpretation and understanding.

How does Site24x7 analyze NetFlow?

Why Site24x7 is the best network traffic monitoring tool?

Third-party Integrations

Integrate with software like Slack, Microsoft Teams, Jira, and more through which you can route your alert notifications.

Versatile Alerting

Get SMS messages, emails, voice calls, or push notifications via Android and iOS apps, and RSS feeds.

Mobile App

Monitor your network resources on the go with our Android and iOS apps.

Network Monitoring

Site24x7's comprehensive network monitoring portfolio comprises of features including SNMP trap processing, mapping, and custom SNMP monitoring.

Full-stack Monitoring

Full-fledged all-in-one monitoring including websites, servers, applications, logs, cloud, and virtualization, with out-of-the-box reporting and dashboard capabilities.

FAQs for network traffic forensics

Network traffic is the amount of data moving across a network from a source to a destination at a given point of time. The data transferred is comprised of packets, which are the fundamental units of network data transfer.

Network traffic monitoring is the process of analyzing the traffic that flows across a network by keeping a track of its source, destination, and the applications, ports, and protocols involved in the conversation.

NetFlow is the most common technology used for collecting and analyzing network flow data statistics. Developed by Cisco, NetFlow datagrams carry information like source address, destination address, source port, destination port, and protocol values in the flow record. NetFlow versions 5, 7, and 9 are most commonly used.

J-Flow is a data flow sampling technology developed by Juniper Networks. It works by monitoring each packet that flows inside a network. It allows packets in the input stream to be sampled when enabled on an interface.

Sampled flow, commonly known as sFlow, is the standard technology for packet export. As packet sampling technology, sFlow samples IP packets moving from a source to a destination through a particular port.

You can use a network monitoring tool like Site24x7, which monitors your source and destination devices, their interfaces, and the traffic flowing through them. With the detailed interface along with IP address, application, and protocol-based insights, you can view your monitoring data from dashboards and consolidated reports.

Yes, you can view application-wise traffic stats on your network, which will help you know which particular IP and application have generated or consumed the most traffic.

You can configure threshold limits for all key metrics like in and out traffic and bandwidth utilization. With this, you will receive alerts whenever the traffic or bandwidth breaches your configured value. Based on these alerts, you can identify the particular application or port that is responsible, and block them.

Related Features

Plans, Pricing and Sign Up30-Day Free Trial, sign up in 30 seconds