We are pleased to announce that we’ve released a new version of our free Flow Exporter software.
What Does Flow Exporter Do?
There’s lots of software out there for storing, analyzing, and visualizing network flows; our own NetSAW is just one choice among many.
And there are lots of ways to apply that software for your organization’s benefit: strengthening network security and privacy by gaining awareness of who’s talking to whom, knowing how and when your users interact with your in-house network apps, and of course, answering the age-old question, “Who’s hogging all the bandwidth?”
But switching and routing hardware capable of exporting flows in the formats flow analysis products expect can be expensive. And sometimes you just want to drop a probe in and see what’s up with a small segment of your network. This is where Flow Exporter comes in.
Just plug your computer’s network interface into a hub or the TAP or SPAN port on your switch, fire up Flow Exporter, and it’ll start exporting flows to the NetFlow collectors of choice, using your choice of NetFlow v5 or v9.
In addition to a number of under-the-hood reliability and performance enhancements, the new version adds support for wireless networks. This is especially useful for quickly getting a sense for the traffic coming to and from your own computer, or for troubleshooting public wireless networks.
As always, Flow Exporter is available free of charge
Click here to go to our downloads page, which will always host the latest version of Flow Exporter.
We love hearing from our customers, so please feel free to let us know about any problems you encounter, or if you want to boast about something interesting you’ve done with Flow Exporter.