Flowmon Networks, a vendor of advanced network monitoring and security solutions, has announced a technology agreement with Nubeva Technologies, a cloud visibility SaaS software developer for enterprises with public cloud assets. The joint solution will enable Flowmon’s customers to turn cloud-based infrastructure into a transparent environment, enabling effective user experience monitoring.
The gradual migration of corporate assets into the cloud opens up questions on how to get visibility to ensure demanded user experience. When existing tools (NPMD/APM) cannot provide critical data to address security threats and performance issues in the cloud, IT teams must consider new cloud monitoring methods. The joint solution leverages NetFlow/IPFIX technology, overcomes cloud traffic monitoring limitations and brings customers performance and security monitoring in the very same way as in the on-premise world.
“Cloud resources will never be a black box anymore,” said Jiri Tobola, CEO at Flowmon Networks. “We are excited about the partnership with Nubeva which enables our customers to ensure the same degree of control over their cloud resources as they used to have over on-prem infrastructure.”
The joint solution is built on the cooperation between Nubeva Prisms and Flowmon Collector. Nubeva Prisms provides a tapping service for cloud environments where traditional L2 tapping does not work. Organisations can leverage their Azure vTAPs deployment or use Nubeva Prisms agents in AWS, Azure or Google Cloud for tapping. Nubeva’s Elastic Packet Processor then provides Flowmon with raw network traffic data (mirrored traffic) or NetFlow/IPFIX for further storage and analysis. IT teams can then analyse the critical data to resolve performance issues, identify optimisation opportunities, detect security threats and ensure infrastructure across different environments to support business-critical services.
“The Flowmon solution allows our customers to fully leverage our Nubeva Prisms cloud-native elastic packet processing solution, which now produces NetFlow. IT teams can ensure network performance and detect and respond to potential security threats,” said Erik Freeland, Director of Customer Engineering at Nubeva.
When IT professionals need more traffic details, Flowmon leverages full packet data provided by Nubeva Prisms. Its deep packet inspection engine then allows enriching traditional flow data with specific L7 items (HTTP/S, DNS, TLS, DHCP, VoIP and more) to bring an instant insights, reports and analytics on specific application protocols.