The beginning of any new year is the perfect time to build upon the positive momentum of its predecessor and what better way to start than with the new EndaceProbe™ Network Recorder EP5.1.3 release which does exactly that!
Whilst there’s too much to cover in this blog alone, I’ve focused on some of the key additions to our network visibility tool EndaceVision ™ to give a flavour of the new capabilities that this release brings.
Breakdown by data source
With network topologies becoming increasingly complex and dynamic, it’s getting harder to keep track of traffic coming from any given network segment or device. The data source breakdown takes the guesswork out of locating the traffic you need by identifying EndaceProbe capturing packets relevant to your current search.
Breakdown by IP version
Whether you’re troubleshooting issues with IPv6, investigating an address resolution protocol (ARP) storm, or just keeping a weather eye on network baselines, understanding the relative mix of IPv4, IPv6 and non-IP traffic is a good place to start. This is now easier than ever with the ‘breakdown by IP version’ providing an at-a-glance overview enabling rapid identification of anomalies and isolation for further analysis.
Time zone support
Whilst UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) is the time zone of choice for academics and aviators, it is rare to find a user who expresses their problem using it. In recognition of this, it is now possible to select the time zone most relevant to your current investigation, eliminating the need for manual conversion. Tracking traffic across time zones is still a breeze though as EndaceProbes share a common understanding of time, ensuring the traffic you see at noon Central in Chicago was captured at the same time as traffic from your EndaceProbes in London.
‘Well known’ port toggling
In addition to L7 aware application identification, EndaceVision assists analysts by identifying the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) registered application associated with ‘well known’ universal datagram and transmission control protocol (UDP and TCP) ports. We acknowledge that this may prove confusing when proprietary protocols are run over these ports, so we now offer the option to toggle this capability on and off.
EndacePackets ™, our web based protocol decode capabilities have also been enhanced with it being easier than ever to increase the number of frames viewed and understand where any given one is located relative to its fellows.
It’s time to welcome in the New Year. 2014 is going to be an exciting one for us and I’m confident you’ll agree that the latest version of our EndaceProbe solution gets it off to a great start.
To obtain the latest EndaceProbe firmware and take advantage of these exciting new features, please contact your Endace sales representative.
Contact Endace Tech Support to get this upgrade for your EndaceProbes and start 2014 with the highest level of network visibility possible!
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