Network General Delivers Top-to-Bottom Net Analysis

Vendor gives IT greater access to network performance data, including a new focus on managing virtualized applications.

May 8, 2007

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Network General this week debuted new application discovery and performance analysis applications to help IT manage network performance and isolate application performance problems.

The offering focuses on providing a maximum level of management capabilities while keeping network and packet analysis as simple as possible, Network General said.The new applications are part of Network General's Network Intelligence Suite. They provide back-in-time views of application performance as well as a broad set of performance metrics. These capabilities help isolate application performance issues using customizable dashboards and historical reporting. The tools capture application performance and latency over the network, revealing end-to-end response times and specific network and server delays--enabling IT to tune application response times.

As part of this week's announcements, Network General said it was integrating Cisco NetFlow data into its network intelligence architecture, giving IT a more accurate picture of network performance. The vendor also announced the availability of new APIs for its NetVigil and Visualizer products, providing open access to critical application and network performance data by extracting network intelligence from the networkDNA PMDB (performance management database).

Finally, Network General announced a new product, dubbed Virtualization Forensics, which gathers and reports performance data from VMware and Microsoft virtual machines. By helping IT manage both physical and virtual devices on the network, the new products aim to help manage IT services that rely on virtual systems and assure performance of virtualized resources based on the priorities of business services, Network General said.

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