SteelCentral Flow Gateway Collects All Flow Data from Across the Enterprise
Get informed and accurate insight on network flow – peak usage, packet loss, and quality of service (QoS) levels based on complete data – not just a sampled subset.
High-volume flow collector
Incorporating flow-based data into a comprehensive monitoring strategy lets you to make the most of your monitoring investments, while optimizing total cost of ownership. Accurate flow collection is a must if you want to truly understand your network. In today’s distributed network environments, it can be difficult to quickly collect flow data from different devices. SteelCentral Flow Gateway collects flow data from routers, switches, certain firewalls as well as SteelCentral AppResponse, SteelHead and SteelFusion devices so you get end-to-end network insights.
Flow Gateway also supports flow collection from Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse physical and virtual appliances. It aggregates and de-duplicates the data before sending it to SteelCentral NetProfiler. This structure enables the easy analysis of large-scale virtual AppResponse environments.
Improve network visibility with SteelCentral Flow Gateway
Supports all popular flow metrics from NetFlow, IPFIX, Enhanced NetFlow, NBAR, sFlow, J-Flow, cFlow, Packeteer FDR, Citrix AppFlow, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco NBAR2, MediaNet, ASA NSEL, AWS VPC Flow Logs, and Riverbed SteelFlow from SteelHead appliances.
Deeper understanding of data flows through better collection
The SteelCentral Flow Gateway gathers data flow from multiple devices, and then collates and deduplicates it to provide a single view of the entire flow. Individual device-specific metrics are appended to the flow allowing other applications to generate detailed reports.
Deploy once or multiple times
A SteelCentral Flow Gateway can be deployed with the SteelCentral NetProfiler in the data center, or multiple Flow Gateway appliances can be deployed regionally for scalability and improved performance. In either case, all reporting is forwarded to a centrally located SteelCentral NetProfiler for analysis.
Flow Gateway also directly supports SteelCentral AppResponse packet capture devices. It aggregates and deduplicates the packet-based flow data before sending it to SteelCentral NetProfiler.
Figure 1: This example alert was generated automatically based on behavioral analytics when bits exceeded normal parameters.
Troubleshooting is much faster with SteelCentral. Instead of taking a week to find the source of a problem, it now takes less than an hour. We can often find things with a single click.
Nicolas Stab, Performance Manager, Veolia Water Technologies
Application, network and end user performance monitoring sets a solid foundation for Maersk Line’s digitalization strategy
Maersk Line, part of the Maersk Group and the world’s largest container shipping operator, is using Riverbed SteelCentral to monitor business-critical applications and services and provide the ability to troubleshoot performance bottlenecks across the company. The five-year contract with Riverbed will support Maersk Line’s strategy to become the digital leader within the shipping sector.