SOURCE: Plixer International

Plixer International

August 23, 2012 16:48 ET

Plixer Roadshow: Netflow Training to Thwart Data Breaches

NetFlow Professionals Visit West Coast to Impart Insight on Unlocking Valuable Router Flow Data to Insulate Computer Networks From Breaches

SANFORD, ME--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2012) -  Plixer International, Inc., a leading provider of NetFlow-based network traffic reporting and threat detection technology, announced today its West Coast Advanced NetFlow Training courses. The unique training is designed to help companies avoid similar data breaches that nearly 272 companies already reported in the first six months of 2012 -- affecting at least 18.5 million records -- by gathering and monitoring data already existing within their networks. West Coast sessions will be conducted on September 13th in Los Angeles, CA, and on September 27th, in Seattle, WA.

Flow technology provides a 24x7 account of all network activity -- much like a CCTV system for the enterprise. Given the relatively light-weight nature of flow data, organizations can store weeks or months of flows without spending hundreds of dollars on expensive packet libraries. If a security breach occurs, the information needed to identity the root cause and enact an orderly clean-up is already available in the flows.

"Given the increased threat from mobile malware, botnets, and other harmful intrusions, IT professionals now require new forensic methods to detect, react and resolve these problems in order to secure the enterprise network from possible attacks," states Adam Powers, Chief Security Officer. "In addition, Flow collection and threat detection is the best strategy for organizations concerned with the security issues brought on by the increasing amount of personal smartphones and tablets (BYOD) connecting to corporate networks. Monitoring NetFlow traffic patterns is the simplest, and one of the most effective methods, for ensuring proper visibility into how these devices are impacting the network."

IT security professionals can be trained by most knowledgeable NetFlow & IPFIX network professionals in the industry by registering for Advanced NetFlow Training courses and take their network troubleshooting abilities to the next level with:

  • Hands on training with hardware from such vendors as Cisco, Enterasys, SonicWALL
  • Real-time trouble-shooting and reconnaissance on voice, video and data traffic
  • Leading edge Flexible NetFlow exports on performance monitoring, nBar2, performance routing, smart logging telemetry, Cisco ASA NSEL and other firewall exports

For registration and a full schedule of upcoming Advanced NetFlow Training courses nationwide, visit here (

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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