SOURCE: Plixer International

Plixer International

June 11, 2012 08:00 ET

Plixer Unveils PFR Reporting

Scrutinizer Integration With Cisco IOS Infrastructure Yields Increased Network Application Performance for Better End-User Experience

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - Cisco Live (Booth #633) - Today at Cisco Live, Cisco's annual IT and communications conference, Plixer International, Inc., a leading provider of NetFlow-based network traffic reporting, announced that its Scrutinizer traffic analysis software now supports reporting features for Cisco Performance Routing (PfR), Scrutinizer provides reporting and analysis that helps network administrators dramatically improve application availability and network performance. Plixer will provide real-time analysis of NetFlow data collected from the network running at Cisco Live from Booth #633.

Business applications such as telepresence and VoIP services are now integral tools within the corporate environment. To improve the performance of these tools, network administrators typically increase network bandwidth by adding more connectivity options -- a costly endeavor that eventually yields the same slower application performance. Exacerbating this situation is the onslaught of smartphones and tablets connecting to enterprise networks a.k.a. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and consuming bandwidth typically reserved for business applications. Plixer's Scrutinizer Product Manager, Michael Patterson, explains how his company is teaming with companies such as Cisco to help alleviate these problems.

"We have worked closely with Cisco to create a PfR and Scrutinizer integration that enables network administrators to easily peer deep into network traffic flowing through Cisco routers, and restore/regain valuable bandwidth -- without the expense of adding new devices and connections," Patterson said. "In essence, you can't fix what you can't see. We developed new, in-depth PfR reporting features that transcribe routing data to visually display network traffic congestion areas, so administrators may easily identify the root cause of slow applications and immediately take the appropriate actions to correct it."

New Scrutinizer reports for Cisco PfR include:

  • Passive and active reports on Jitter, Mean Opinion Score and Round Trip Time
  • Out of Policy reports on Jitter, Mean Opinion Score and Round Trip Time
  • Dashboards summarizing the above reports
  • Flow Hopper™ which displays the hop by hop path a flow takes through the network

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* Interoperability testing is designed to simulate typical customer configurations, and does not replace the need for on-site testing in conjunction with actual implementation.

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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