Network analysis with statistical tools


Packet sniffing is used within a network in order to capture and register data flows. It allows you to discern each individual packet and analyze its content based on predefined parameters. However, it requires a broader knowledge of networks and their inner functions, in order to be able to recognize the relevance of the data being monitored.

Analyzing the networks traffic on a real-time basis is a valid component of any system. Yet, it is not always possible with every product. For example, with missionary network analyzer like Wireshark you must capture the entire traffic to a storage facility (like your local hard-drive). This is the reason why, normally, when monitoring a network – one will not use a sniffer – you can’t capture traffic for a very long time because your storage facility will overload and possible collapse. This is the reason to use a statistical network utility that monitors traffic and can archive information for days and even weeks.

Sniffer@2BControl is a new statistical sniffer application that combines network analysis with IT vast knowledge. It provides Real-time information of the network can trigger actions by pre-specified events and archive information for future reference.

The administrator is able to pre-configure streams of traffic (Filters), see the network load (real-time and history), make better decisions and get the most accurate conclusions regarding network and IT problems.

For example, say one wants to monitor the network servers \ virtual servers and see what are the sources that use them. Sniffer@2BControl will give you all the info you need – Bandwidth usage, Averages, Peak bandwidth and sources, Minimum packet lengths and Maximum packet lengths. Every statistics information is important and can be usable. For example, If you suspect that a server is under attack because it has a very high CPU usage lately – you may want to check the top users that send the Shortest packets (because lots of short packets may overload the CPU). This operation would be very hard with a “regular” sniffer, but Sniffer@2BControl has all these features built-in.

Yet another example, you have an ISP connection for the public Internet. Usually, ISP supply big companies with a remote monitor Web application to see the current\history total bandwidth users. If you have some “heavy” users in your network - you will need Sniffer@2BControl to see which user takes all the bandwidth (for Web, Streaming, Torrents, Emule etc) and fix the problem.