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Network Physics' NetSensory Enterprise Architecture 5.0

Application Scanning

As soon as I plugged the appliances into the network, the NetSensory architecture scanned for applications. It identified well-known ports, searched for server applications requiring a range of ports, and sought out user-defined applications that use ports, servers and URLs in combination.

Once the network is defined and the applications are identified, the NP-2000s collect network- , server- and application-performance data much like an RMON probe does. This method requires no agent and uses little overhead.

The NP-Director server aggregates the data and presents it on the Java interface. Trouble is, with so many drill-down options, you'd have to be a network engineer to know where to begin. For this reason, Network Physics has added five predefined, customizable NetSensory Insights views--Audit, Baseline, Optimize, Troubleshoot and Security--to organize the performance data for you.

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