missing critical network events. Instead, rewind
your network to quickly troubleshoot sporadic
The GigaStor network recorder provides massive
data collection and unique time-based analysis
that eliminate the need to recreate problems,
rapidly decreasing resolution time.
Storing up to 288 TB of network data for days,
weeks, or months, our network recorder eliminates
finger-pointing between network and application
teams by providing proof of what occurred. Use
GigaStor to navigate to the exact moment a problem
happened, and see a detailed packet-level view
of before, during, and after the occurrence. Monitor
LAN, WAN, Ethernet, Gigabit, 10 Gb, OC, and Fibre
Save Troubleshooting Time
analysis (RNA) capabilities give you the benefit
of perfect hindsight for attacking every network
problem and anomaly. With continually captured
data, GigaStor makes it easy to rewind your network,
determine the problem source, perform comprehensive
analysis and move on.
By removing the guesswork and the need to start
a packet capture, RNA greatly speeds network troubleshooting
and provides long-term corporate-wide benefits.
With retrospective network analysis:
- Quickly isolate and resolve network and application
- Ensure successful application deployments
- Reconstruct and troubleshoot VoIP calls
- Investigate and document compliance violation
Drill Down on Problems
In an enterprise, minutes of downtime can quickly
multiply into hundreds of hours and thousands
of dollars lost. With terabytes of stored data,
it's critical to be able to sift through the data
and pinpoint the problematic transactions.
Use GigaStor's unique time-based navigation and
comprehensive expert analysis to quickly drill
down from high-level issues to perform root-cause
analysis. From an enterprise-wide view, you can
track bandwidth utilization, network Top Talkers,
application metrics, NetFlow data, and even VoIP
quality statistics. Then use expert analysis to
isolate the problem cause and find potential resolutions.
Ensure Successful Application Deployments
large-scale deployments of new applications like
unified communications, IT staff shouldn't neglect
performing predeployment assessments or baseline
analysis. Use GigaStor’s trending reports to define
normal network and application behavior and establish
baselines. Configure alarms to alert IT staff
when performance deviates from the norm.
When you're alerted to an application problem,
investigate deeper with GigaStor's in-depth application
analysis and experts.
- Isolate transaction issues
- Identify latency concerns
- Track server delay
- Monitor application-specific errors
Troubleshoot 10 Gb Networks
We take unparalleled efforts to ensure your ability
to capture and process network data on gigabit
or 10 Gb networks. We design and manufacture our
Gen2 capture card to be the fastest available,
supporting full-duplex gigabit and 10 Gb. In order
to minimize network overhead, data processing
and analysis occurs at the GigaStor probe rather
than by pulling captures over the network for
processing at the console.
- Optimized for 10 Gb Analysis
- 16-lane PCI Express card
- Filtering and statistics performed on the
Gen 2 card
- Data and analysis processed on the GigaStor
Investigate Security and Compliance Issues
GigaStor plays a critical role in data mining,
network investigations, and data-retention compliance.
The GigaStor network recorder provides you with
a separately stored, unaltered view of network
traffic that you can play back to investigate
connections and transactions exactly as they happened.
GigaStor not only shows you communications that
occurred, but it can reconstruct the mined data–providing
hard evidence such as web pages (including images),VoIP
conversations, documents, and e-mails.
Extending the Power of NetFlow
# Using NetFlow in New Environments
Use GigaStor to produce NetFlow from any device
in any network environment, including servers
and non-NetFlow capable routers and switches.
GigaStor captures and converts packets into NetFlow
data flows, pushing them to reporting applications.
# Moving beyond NetFlow Statistics
NetFlow cannot solve network or application problems.
When metrics indicate a problem, use GigaStor
to conduct detailed back-in-time investigations.
By capturing and saving every packet, GigaStor
provides a detailed packet-level view of the problem
occurrence. Replaying network activity eliminates
problem recreation and provides efficient resolution.
All GigaStor Appliances includes a local Observer
Expert console and can connect to any Observer
Expert, Suite, or RMON/HCRMON compliant console
on the network.
To ensure wire-speed, line-rate capture, each
system includes the Network Instruments-designed,
full-duplex Gen2 capture card with multiple-link
Each unit also includes a 250 GB internal hard
disk, all required cabling, a dual-processor system
with Windows XP Pro 64-bit Edition, a 10/100/1000
Ethernet management port, and a DVD+/- RW DL.
Each unit supports multiple topologies: Gigabit,
10 Gb, Fibre Channel, WAN, or OC.
||2 TB-12 TB
||16 TB-48 TB
||16 TB-288 TB
||Offload to SAN
||2 TB - 4 TB Portable Unit