Monitor Bandwidth Utilization

Track your bandwidth consumption to determine if it meets or exceeds your requirements.

What/Who is consuming bandwidth?

Collect, monitor, and analyze Cisco Netflow, NSEL. sFlow, J-Flow and IPFIX flow data to see bandwidth use by application, protocol IP and groups. With WhatsUp Gold, you can identify which applications and users are consuming the most bandwidth.

Visualize traffic forensics

Receive threshold-based alerts to address network traffic problems before they impact your users, applications and business. Track number of failed connections, number of conversation partners and even individual user bandwidth thresholds.

Get notified of unusual activity

Receive threshold-based alerts to help you address network traffic problems before they impact your users, applications and business. Track item like number of failed connections or the number of conversation partners and even individual user bandwidth thresholds.

Monitoring Bandwidth Utilization Saves Time and Money

Monthly ISP bandwidth charges are expensive. WhatsUp Gold lets you drill down to identify the sources and destinations of your internet traffic, the applications consuming internet bandwidth and the users of those applications. You can manage and justify ISP costs and ensure that your business-critical applications are getting the bandwidth they need.

Are your CBQoS policies effective?

Don’t allow a single user to stream video and hog all the bandwidth. Help ensure that the policies you have in place are giving business-critical traffic the highest priority with Class-Based Quality of Service reports that provide information about the effectiveness of those policies. Additionally, NBAR (Network Based Application Recognition) reports on the network traffic resulting from the top applications according to Cisco’s NBAR classification engine.

 

Be aware of unauthorized traffic and how it impacts other systems and applications on your network.

 

Multi-vendor/protocol support ensures no matter what you are running in your network, there is a solution for you.

 

Traffic monitoring at the flow level lets you see the effects of your application prioritization schemes.

 

Set alerts for suspicious conditions like spikes in failed connections on a device.

 

Bandwidth Monitoring Buyers Guide

There are hundreds of tools out there to monitor your bandwidth, but there may only be a few that will suit your business' unique needs. This buyer's guide outlines what to look for in a bandwidth monitoring tool. You will learn:

  • Why you need to monitor bandwidth
  • What functionality to look for
  • The difference between DIY and commercial solutions

Terms to know

  • Bandwidth: The capacity of a wired or wireless network communications link to transmit the maximum amount of data from one point to another. Synonymous with capacity, bandwidth describes the data transfer rate. Bandwidth is not a measure of network speed, a common misconception.
  • CBQoS : Class Based Quality of Service is a feature set created by Cisco that is available in IOS 12.4(4)T and higher. CBQoS provides information about the Quality of Service (QoS) policies applied and the Class Based (CB) traffic patterns within an enterprise’s network.
  • NBAR: Network Based Application Recognition, developed by Cisco, is a mechanism that classifies and regulates bandwidth for network applications to ensure that available resources are utilized as efficiently as possible.

 

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