Network Traffic Monitoring Software

Monitor Bandwidth Consumption and Network Traffic

  • Analyze bandwidth consumption across networks, servers, applications and more.
  • Find backups or file transfers running during peak load periods
  • Track unauthorized, bandwidth hogs like streaming or gaming
  • Reprioritize authorized activities that consume a disproportionate share of bandwidth.
  • Detect and report on traffic to and from the dark web (Tor)

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Available as an add-on to the Premium, MSP and Distributed editions. Included in the Total Plus edition.
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Get Visibility into Your Network Traffic

WhatsUp Gold delivers detailed and actionable data on network traffic and bandwidth consumption, which helps you establish and enforce bandwidth usage policies, control ISP costs, secure the network, and provide the network capacity required by users, applications, and the business. These tools not only highlights the overall utilization of the LAN, WAN, and the internet, but also indicates which users, applications, and protocols are consuming bandwidth.

Network Traffic Monitoring Dashboard

Tools to Monitor Your Network Traffic

WhatsUp Gold collects network traffic and bandwidth usage data from any flow-enabled device on the network. It supports Cisco’s NetFlow and NetFlow-Lite as well as NSEL protocols, J-Flow, sFlow and IPFIX.  Collect and view data for Cisco CBQoS (Class-Based Quality of Service) and NBAR (Network Based Application Recognition).

Get detailed visibility to network traffic information on:

  • Senders, receivers, and conversations
  • Sender and receiver domains
  • Sender and receiver countries
  • Applications and protocols
  • Incoming and outgoing interface traffic
  • Incoming and outgoing interface utilization
  • Bandwidth usage by host and group
Network Traffic Senders and Receivers

Receive Alerts about Your Network Traffic

WhatsUp Gold provides threshold-based alerting to help you address network traffic problems before they impact your users, applications, and business. It alerts you when senders or receivers exceed bandwidth thresholds, when interface traffic exceeds utilization thresholds, and when you exceed failed connections and the number of conversation partner thresholds.

WhatsUp Gold also provides a simple tool to create custom alerts. You can create alerts for protocol traffic. For example, a sudden spike in UDP traffic can indicate a denial of service (DoS) attack on your network.

You can create custom alerts for application traffic. For example, you can get notifications when users are consuming expensive internet bandwidth on non-business applications like YouTube or Spotify. You can even create custom alerts for host traffic. For instance, receive alerts when large files containing sensitive data assets are transmitted over the internet.

Report on Your Network Traffic

Monthly ISP bandwidth charges are expensive. You don’t want to add more bandwidth unless you need it. WhatsUp Gold software lets you drill-down to identify the sources and destinations of your internet traffic, the applications consuming internet bandwidth, and the users of those applications. In this way, you can ensure that your business-critical web applications are getting the bandwidth they need.

WhatsUp Gold provides dozens of out-of-the-box network traffic reports including:

  • Sources
  • Interface traffic and bandwidth utilization
  • Top senders, receivers, and conversations
  • Top sender ASN and top receiver ASN
  • Top sender and receiver failed connections
  • Top applications and protocols
  • Types of devices
  • Top NBR application flow details and interface totals
  • Class-Based Quality of Service (CBQoS)

These powerful tools help you identify traffic flow patterns, analyze bandwidth consumption, and isolate and resolve network bottlenecks. For example, WhatsUp Gold’s Top Senders, Receivers, and Applications dashboards provide a baseline of what is generating traffic on your network. You can use this to identify potential bottlenecks requiring network redesign and additional capacity, or the need to implement usage policies.

The NBAR Top Applications report displays the network traffic resulting from the top applications as identified using Cisco’s NBAR classification engine. WhatsUp Gold’s CBQoS reports provide information about the effectiveness of class-based policies.

WhatsUp Gold’s Top Protocols reports help you secure your networks by identifying potential Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, evidenced by spikes in UDP traffic, or by highlighting large file transfers from sensitive data assets using Peer-to-Peer Protocols.

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), 2012, 2012 R2 (64-bit), or 2016
  • Processor: Quad-Core 2.6 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Storage (installation): 25 GB
  • NIC: 100 Mbps
  • Database: SQL Server 2014 Express included by default
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