Network Recording as an insurance policy
If you have a growing customer base, your network will grow. Not if but when. You can equate it to a fast moving train but just around the bend could be trouble, most minor but some can be catastrophic to your business: too many users, inefficient applications, faulty hardware, security attacks, etc.
Are your network tools ready? If not, consider a network recorder.
Network Recorders have typically been synonymous with network monitoring tools. Packets from these recorders produce real-time statistics and analysis. But what happens when these tools cannot keep up when Ethernet rates climb past 10Gb/s and up to 100Gb/s? When you can’t analyze network issues, related costs can quickly cascade to loss of business. What if network data can be recorded, not just for real-time statistics and analysis, but for insuring missed network events from the past few minutes, hours, or days can still be addressed? That’s what dedicated network recording solutions provide. They complement your current network toolkit and as long as your tools understand Wireshark PCAP formatted files, which most do, then any missed event can still be analyzed. Don’t wait for your network to blow up your monitoring tools.