SOURCE: Plixer International

Plixer International

July 31, 2012 08:10 ET

Plixer International Releases Report on BYOD Security and Demand

NetFlow Network Traffic Analysis Experts Push Powerful Preemptive Protection Plan

SANFORD, ME--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) - In response to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) security needs, Plixer International, Inc., a leading provider of NetFlow-based network traffic reporting and threat detection technology, today announced its whitepaper titled, "Meeting the demands of BYOD while Maintaining Security." The complimentary network security paper is based on real-world data, offering IT professionals a best-practices resource for enterprise-wide support and proper implementation of a BYOD security plan.

The new whitepaper was created as a resource for organizations struggling with bandwidth and security issues brought on by employees connecting personal tablet and smartphone devices to corporate networks. The paper presents a practical solution by explaining that flow technologies provide a security status of every critical interface in the network -- offering an easy answer to the "What's happening everywhere on my network right now?" question.

In addition, the new whitepaper compares how traditional IDSs and other security systems, only alert when an anomaly is actively detected in a single location vs. flow threat detection systems that constantly collect and provide a view into the network on every interface. Michael Patterson, CEO, Co-Founder, Plixer International, Inc., elaborates, "Once steps have been taken to secure personal device connectivity on the enterprise network, the IT team needs to ensure that the data needed for a forensics and incident response is available. Flows provide a 24x7 account of all network activity. They are like a CCTV system for the enterprise and given the relatively light-weight nature of flow data, corporations can store weeks or months of flows without spending $100,000 or more on expensive packet libraries."

Flow-based security analysis technology provides zero-hour detection -- rapid detection of network attacks that other technologies often miss. Download Plixer's new BYOD security resource to learn:

  • How to build accurate inventories of all the BYOD devices, the network resources they access and ownership

  • How Plixer's Scrutinizer Flow Analyzer provides the ability to detect attacks in all flows even before a signature is available

Scrutinizer is a one hundred percent web-based tool that provides detailed network utilization reports showing the applications and users generating network traffic. Leveraging the software's domain utilization report, even sites with secured connections that use encrypted traffic can't hide from the insight provided by NetFlow and IPFIX collection and reporting. Scrutinizer is designed to peer deep into bandwidth traffic and enable the network administrator to easily see who is consuming bandwidth, what they are using it for and immediately restore precious bandwidth for work-related needs.

Download a free copy of the Whitepaper "Meeting the demands of BYOD while Maintaining Security."

Download a free trial of Plixer's Scrutinizer for NetFlow traffic analysis or schedule a live demo by calling: (207) 324-8805 or via email at For more NetFlow insight, follow Plixer International on their Blog, Twitter, Facebook or join NetFlow Developments Group on LinkedIn.

About Plixer International, Inc.

Plixer International, Inc. develops and markets network traffic monitoring and analysis tools to the global market. All of the tools are built from the ground up with valuable feature sets and ease of use in mind. Plixer tools have been used to analyze and troubleshoot irregular traffic patterns by IT professionals with some of the largest networks in the world, such as CNN, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Regal Cinemas, Raytheon, and Eddie Bauer.

For product and sales information, contact Plixer International, Inc. at 207.324.8805, or visit

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