Flowmon Networks, a global network intelligence company, has announced the general availability of Flowmon Packet Investigator – an automated network traffic auditing tool. The new product would enable customers to save hours or even days of manual work by moving from manual packet investigation to “previously unseen levels of automation.”
Flowmon Packet Investigator offers on-demand traffic recording features at 1G, 10G, 40G, and 100G speeds available in the cloud, virtual and physical networks, managed remotely from a single management console. But what sets it apart is built-in expert knowledge, according to Flowmon. Its PCAP analysis engine understands network protocols, their dependencies, RFC specifications, and errors. Thus, it would not only provide extensive details but automates the analysis, assessing the captured events, looking for error codes, and providing explanations and suggestions for a remedy.
With Flowmon Packet Investigator, administrators can significantly cut time to resolution in cases such as:
- Network connectivity-related issues (communication blocked by the firewall, destination unreachable, TCP errors, etc.)
- Malfunction or misconfiguration of critical network services (ARP, DNS, DHCP)
- Client/server encryption incompatibility (SSL/TLS version, encryption algorithms, certificates, etc.)
- Application protocol stack issues (HTTP, SAMBA, FTP, IMAP, POP, etc.)
“We are committed to making IT professionals’ life easier. Flowmon Packet Investigator is another step on our mission,” said Jiri Tobola, CEO at Flowmon Networks. “Administrators can now skip manual incident investigation entirely and let Flowmon Packet Investigator do all the heavy lifting. Just capture the traffic with Flowmon or upload PCAPs from third-party sources, run automated analysis and get an instant understanding of the issue and suggestions for a remedy. It is that simple.”