Keeping an eye on the network with Argus

WATCHFUL EYE

Article from Issue 75/2007
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Argus helps you monitor the flow of data on your network, detect trends, discover worms and viruses, and analyze bandwidth usage.

Many administrators aren’t concerned about the traffic on their networks as long as everything is working. The problem with this approach is that if you don’t think about network analysis options until it is too late, the analysis often fails due to a lack of baseline data. Which connections are normal? How do you define unusually high traffic levels? You won’t be able to answer these questions unless you have reference data that describes the normal status of the network.

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