Are you considering what the future of networks will look like?
If you’re looking in the same direction, FLOWCUTTER is for you!
One UI to rule them all
It’s quite often within NOC/SOC that admins are using multiple tools for different kinds of telemetries, each with its own user interface. The 21st century approach is to collect many data sources, but display them in one unified UI.
Such an interface should be friendly, universal and open-source. Grafana + FLOWCUTTER Datasource allows for:
- Custom dashboards
- Custom visualizations
- Custom alarms
Alerting and network health
Each network is unique, with different segmentation, traffic composition. In order to be able to observe change in network behavior, monitoring has to be fine tuned individually. Don’t assume that vendor’s approach is the best for your network.
- Monitors – preventive indicators defined as any arbitrary cut of flow dataset
- Custom fixed and adaptive threshold and detection rules
Every FLOWCUTTER instance has multi-level support.
Our team pro-actively monitors each device under our support. It’s treated as a “service”. We do preventive maintenance when there’s a threat of its function degradation.
Security is part of our DNA. We will be glad to share our experiences and recommendations.
WE HAVE SOMETHING EXTRA
Nobody knows what the future brings. We don’t know where and what problem in network we are going to investigate tomorrow. Hence, the most important for any analyst is AD HOC query response speed.
- FC queries raw dataset, no simplified aggregations
- Thus you can make any query you think of
Horizontal scaling of backend assures fast response even in huge datasets (1M+fps)
Non-invasive network probe
Physical installation of FLOWCUTTER’s network probe is non-invasive for the provider’s infrastructure, ensured by utilization of so-called network TAPs. In the rare case of monitoring breakdown, operation of the network isn’t influenced at all.
Moreover, FC probe can simultaneously export IPFIX and sampled sFlow. It allow for very fast volumetric DDoS detection.
All benefits of a physical FLOWCUTTER collector can be delivered as a service.
This service runs on our cloud. We prepared utilities for easy and secure transport of your telemetry to our cloud.
A traffic analysis tool cannot live in isolation. It should play fair with other boxes in your NOC/SOC software stack.
- Support all formats: sFlow, Netflow, syslog, …
- Provide full access & control via API
Export to open-source telemetry databases (e.g. Prometheus, Zabbix, Citrix)
Raw data enrichment helps any tool to serve “in your network’s image”.
FC enriches with following fields:
- GeoIP location
- ASN for Peering
- Custom fields enrichment, e.g. ids of your services or end customers
Anomaly and threat detection
Our networks take place on the complex battlefield of today’s cyber warfare.
Every new technology and update brings new vulnerabilities. Pro network operators and their customers is responsible to detect threat from network traffic, such as:
- Volumetric DDoS
- Communication with known malware C2C
- Lateral movement (e.g. open SSH/ Telnet port scans)
- Brute-force attacks
- Exfiltration of sensitive databases via ICMP or DNS protocol
- Anomalies in BGP routing
Example: My custom Monitor detects DNS packets flooding directed to your resolver.
What I need at that time is to quickly obtain context of a potential attack / issue. Only this way, I can mitigate the problem efficiently.
- A rule for firewall / shaping
- BGP FlowSpec
Multi-tenant as a service for customers
You can provide your most challenging customers with FLOWCUTTER as a service.
Multi-tenant solution is a form of cloud architecture within which multiple clients share the same hardware resources.
It means that several sub-networks or big customers of a service provider can utilize the one and the same FLOWCUTTER collector, each with his/her own credentials, setup, and dataset.
Effective data analysis
Reliable source of forensic data
Forensic data is fundamental