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ASCI Connect Launches Cloud-Based Network Monitoring

ASCI Connect has launched a new cloud-based network monitoring and reporting service, Network Monitoring Centre (NMC), which is designed to provide visibility into network traffic from a single dashboard interface.

The company created NMC in response to the reporting and management challenges associated with the recent explosion in Internet-based applications and mobile devices. NMC uses NetFlow v9, IPFIX, and JFlow traffic data to provide traffic visibility on both single- and multi-vendor networks. According to a news release from the company, this approach is less costly and complex than deploying and managing appliance-based monitoring and reporting solutions. And unlike other NetFlow-based reporting systems that see all port 80 traffic as HTTP, NMC classifies applications individually, including video and voice streaming, instant messaging, file sharing, and email.

NMC generates both real-time and historical reports on all network traffic. Key features of the reports include:

  • Traditional NetFlow-based metrics such as source and destination IP address, ports, and traffic volume;
  • Network response time metrics such as retransmission rates, network latency, compression and caching improvements, application quality score, and MOS scores;
  • Information including username and application type; and
  • Data and display style consistent with the NMC online dashboard.

ASCI Connect has also developed a custom application programming interface (API) to let third-party solution vendors integrate their products with NMC, providing support for additional appliances and monitoring and management tools through the NMC dashboard.

Further information about Network Management Centre (NMC) can be found at acsiconnect.com.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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