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Plixer International Offers Flow Analytics Add-On for Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer


Plixer International (, creators of the Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer, make it easy for businesses to monitor networks and react to internal threats with the Scrutinizer Flow Analytics add-on.

Sanford, ME – October 15, 2008 – Developer of the Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer, Plixer International, Inc., offers businesses detailed network traffic information with Scrutinizer’s Flow Analytics with Network Behavior Analysis (NBA) add-on. Flow Analytics is a supplement to existing intrusion detection systems (IDS), offering an overview of potential internal threats, with highlights updated every five minutes through a Web dashboard.

Flow Analytics collects NetFlow, sFlow, IPFIX, and NetStream from existing routers and switches with very little initial configuration. By monitoring traffic across routers and switches to gather data on conversation patterns rather than individual packets, the NBA capability makes it possible to identify anomalies – traffic patterns that shouldn’t be occurring and which may signify threats to the network.

“Even if unintentionally, internal computers can be one of the biggest threats to the electronic assets of any business,” says Scrutinizer Product Manager, Michael Patterson. “Scrutinizer’s Flow Technology complements existing security measures to monitor traffic inside the network to identify and quickly address problems that may get past the existing IDS and firewall.”

Scrutinizer’s Flow Technology with NBA uses existing flow technologies such as sFlow and Cisco System’s NetFlow architecture to monitor and protect networks by identifying:

- DoS attacks
- Zero-day worms and SYN floods
- Internal misuse
- Poorly-configured devices
- Bleeding edge attacks
- Root causes of network slowdowns
- And more.

Plixer offers both free and commercial versions of its Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer. Scrutinizer Flow Analytics is included with commercial options SCRUT-BUS (with support for up to 25 routers) and higher, and can be purchased for $4995 in the Scrutinizer store.

About Plixer International, Inc.
Plixer International, Inc. develops and markets network management and analysis tools to the global market. All of the tools are built from the ground up with valuable feature sets and ease-of-use in mind. Plixer tools have been used to analyze and troubleshoot irregular traffic patterns by IT professionals with some of the largest networks in the world such as CNN, The Coca-Cola Company, Abercrombie & Fitch, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Regal Cinemas, Raytheon, and Eddie Bauer.

For more information about Plixer International, Inc. or Scrutinizer’s Flow Analytics, please visit or contact Jon Mills at 207-324-8805, ext. 258.


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