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2020-08-16T11:08:00Z

What is the best network traffic analysis tool for a large enterprise?

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There are so many NTA tools available. Do you have a recommendation for which tool is best for a large enterprise? 

Are there any lesser known products that can meet the needs of a large company? 

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First question should be, do have have a specific requirement or business need you need to address? From there you need to look at the solutions and how they answer your questions.

There are quite a few solutions out there, but the type of data they ingest and the type of data they present will determine if it is the solution for you.

Typically a SPAN or Monitor port should only really be used for troubleshooting purposes, so I always recommend either making use of Netflow or taps/packet brokers (Keysight/Ixia/Cubro/etc.).


Also SPAN/Monitor ports can add some issues to your environment or data - especially if you are trying to support voice/video environments.

Once you have identified that, you need to know if the solution can handle the data - 1Gb/5Gb/10Gb/50Gb/100Gb etc.


I can recommend the following solutions, but it will all depend on what your need is and what your budget is:
Colasoft Capsa
Sintrex Flow Module
ExtraHop Reveal(x)
Netscout nGeniusOne
VoipMon - for voice only


There are even a few free options (ntopng for one) that can give you some basic insight - and it might be a great place to start if you are new to NTA.

2021-01-13T16:30:31Z
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FortiAnalyzer can give good reports on enterprise wide traffic analysis.

2020-08-17T12:01:27Z
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