NetScout Systems Inc. (NTCT) has announced the availability of Sniffer Global, an enterprise-class software-based portable network analyzer solution for both wired 10/100/1000 Ethernet and wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n networks.
Extending the company’s Sniffer Portable network analyzer software, Sniffer Global provides packet-level analysis capabilities and a wide range of protocol decodes with intuitive dashboards and network views that include deep packet drill-down capabilities to aid field service personnel in the identification of localized network performance issues in real time.
The NetScout Sniffer Global solution also addresses security risks by integrating the portable protocol analyzer into a policy-based, secure operating environment that is governed and controlled from a central authentication server. Combining desktop analysis software with a centralized control server and pre-defined policies, Sniffer Global controls what network data a portable analyzer user has access to, and how deeply they can access and analyze network traffic or data. Sniffer Global offers user reporting that provides a comprehensive audit trail of all users’ activities – detailing who has accessed the network, what they have accessed and/or monitored, and what functions or analysis was performed on the data accessed.
Sniffer Global is available now through authorized resellers in either an enterprise-wide license with unlimited users or as a 10-user licensed deployment. Existing users of the Network General Sniffer Portable software can upgrade their deployments to gain the benefits of Sniffer Global and might be eligible for special upgrade offers.