LANGuardian version 12 is a major new release that contains significant new traffic analysis and user interface features.
The new features include Content-Based Application Recognition (CBAR), a new approach to deep packet inspection that generates more accurate reports, a new rendering engine that displays the data in clickable drilldown graphs and charts, hundreds of new built-in reports that reflect common forensics and monitoring tasks, and significant user interface improvements.
Content-based application recognition (CBAR)
Content-Based Application Recognition (CBAR) is a new LANGuardian feature that takes traffic-based application recognition to a new level. With support for hundreds of the most common applications and protocols, and a unique deep packet inspection algorithm, CBAR delivers greater accuracy and fewer false positives than other approaches to application recognition.
New graphics rendering engine
Previous versions of LANGuardian displayed traffic data visually but LANGuardian v12 goes a step further! Its new rendering engine replaces static graphs and charts with interactive versions that enable you to drill down to greater levels of detail.
By combining CBAR and the new graphics rendering engine, LANGuardian now offers application-aware drilldown to provide you with the right information at the right time. For example, if you drill down on HTTP traffic, you will see a breakdown of the traffic by website domain, but if you drill down on SMTP traffic you will see a breakdown of traffic by message subject line.
Top Website Domains report
The new Top Website Domains report gives an overview of the website domains that have consumed the most bandwidth in a specified time period. You can drill down on the top-level report for a breakdown of the traffic by user and client, and then drill down again to see the individual web pages or resources accessed.
Top Applications report
The new Top Applications report gives a consolidated view of all traffic associated with a specific application or protocol, regardless of the ports involved. You can drill down on the traffic for a breakdown by application or protocol, and then drill further down into details for each user, client, domain, and IP address.
Top Fileservers report
The new Top Fileservers report gives an overview of fileservers and files accessed, along with cumulative bandwidth consumed by accesses to the files during the specified time period. You can drill down on the top-level report for a breakdown of the traffic by user and by accesses to individual files.
User interface improvements
LANGuardian v12 contains many user interface improvements, including:
- Dashboard reports now include drilldown graphs and charts
- Bandwidth consumption data incorporated in web domain reports
- File size data incorporated in file share reports
- Revised report designs make it easier to access DPI information with fewer drilldown levels
More about network traffic monitoring
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If you have any questions about how LANGuardian can meet your requirements, please contact us. If you would like to see LANGuardian in action, please try our online demo system or download a free 30-day trial to try it on your own network with your own data.
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