ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer saves bandwidth costs at educational institution

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A 150 year old University in the UK had to ensure a stable network and they needed to monitor network traffic on a daily basis. Here is how they ensured that with ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer.

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ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer saves bandwidth costs at educational institution

  1. 1. MANAGEENGINENETFLOW ANALYZERSAVES BANDWIDTHCOSTS AT A CENTURYOLDEDUCATIONALINSTITUTION
  2. 2. 150 Glorious Years! • A large University – 150 years old in the UK • 3,500 employees on the payroll • Over 25,000 students every year • Close to 30,000 users on the network
  3. 3. The Challenge• Monitoring traffic on the campus-wide network• 26 Cisco and 12 Enterasys routers• Principal mode of communication – The Campus network• Continuous availability was critical• Downtime can halt everyday activities
  4. 4. Requirements• To monitor the traffic patterns on the network• To identify network faults in minimum time• To accurately forecast future requirements• To assist the network team in solving everyday network issues• To ensure productive usage of campus bandwidth• To ensure continuous network availability
  5. 5. Enter ManageEngine: Exit Problems
  6. 6. About the implementation• NetFlow was enabled on all the 26 routers and 12 Enterasys routers• NetFlow Analyzer analyzed the packet information• The information exported from flow packets were captured by NetFlow Analyzer and reported• Network traffic statistics were thus collected and monitored
  7. 7. The Fruits of using NetFlow Analyzer
  8. 8. What NetFlow Analyzer offered?• Daily reports on network bandwidth consumption• Reports enabled easy troubleshooting• Easy troubleshooting saved troubleshooting time and hence network downtime• Alarms for threshold violations helped in fixing issues instantly• Accurate capacity planning
  9. 9. Business Benefits
  10. 10. Business Benefits• Ensured productive usage of bandwidth in the campus network• Ensured uninterrupted connectivity and seamless communication• Eased the network team’s job in troubleshooting network spikes• Helped accurate capacity planning and need forecasting• Alerts helped instant identification of issues
  11. 11. Contact:NetFlow Analyzer Support: nfs@manageengine.comVisit: www.netflowanalyzer.comTo download the case study: Click here
  12. 12. THANK YOU- Presentation by: Sai Sundhar P

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