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NetFlow vs Packet Data

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IT managers and engineers are constantly challenged to maintain application performance, stay ahead of security breaches and resolve complex network problems. Two of the more powerful data sources available today are NetFlow (IPFIX) and packet data, which have been helping network and security teams gain clear visibility into the network for years.

Troubleshooting expert and network instructor, Chris Greer, dives into the strengths and weaknesses of both flow and packet-based visibility, and highlights specific scenarios to illustrate where both data sources shine.

Download this report to understand:

  • Strengths, weaknesses and technical details of flow and packet data
  • Critical performance management and security use cases for each technology
  • Impact of each data source on visibility, monitoring and troubleshooting strategies

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