Stories by Mike Patterson, CEO and Founder of Plixer International

When it comes to trouble shooting and threat detection, NetFlow wins over packet capture

With Internet connections to cloud services growing rapidly and cyber attacks becoming craftier and more sinister, the need for improved traffic visibility is in high demand. In the past, both layer 7 application awareness and malware detection capabilities have been major separators when choosing between flow capture and packet capture for traffic analysis, but today the decision is most often NetFlow in lieu of packet capture.