Installation of SiLK from the ground up on Centos 7

Here we go with more network analysis tool building. Not content with the Wireshark on Centos post that seems quite popular, I’ve decided to look at some NetFlow tools. I looked around for good, well supported and documented open-source software.. And I find it in SiLK. Silk is the System for internet Level Knowledge, and…

Cisco announces intent to acquire Observable Networks

Cisco announces its intention to acquire privately held Observable Networks. Observable Networks was founded in 2011. Cisco says that Observable will help extend their Stealthwatch platform. The Observable Networks team will become part of the Security Business Group. The acquisition is expected to complete in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. The Observable Networks…

State of the Network – a response

So Network Instruments have published their latest State of the Network report, and it makes for some worrying reading for network managers. The report is gathered from questionnaires answered by 592 network professionals, covering geographically diverse locations, with differing numbers of users. This time Network Instruments have concentrated on three elements, Time Consuming Troubleshooting, VoIP,…