nChronos is designed for monitoring the network traffic in medium and large corporates. It connects to company's core router or switch and monitors all network traffic, emails and chat sessions inbound and outbound. Also, it provides the ability to monitor abnormal traffic and alert upon detection of "Suspicious Conversations". Only when network engineers monitor network activities of the entire network at the packet level are they able to identify abnormal network activities and protect their companies from cyber-crime and cyber-attacks.
nChronos can not only alert an Cyber Attack, but also record all packet data. This ability helps network engineers to "rewind" and "replay" the actual network activity when it occurs. Companies have video cameras to monitor who physically enters their business afterhours, now with nChronos network engineers can monitor and record data activity in a similar manner. The time has come where theft of company assets and intellectual property from data streams and network activity is the greater threat. With a relatively minor investment, nChronos provides an insight and deep packet analysis of all network activity.
Provides quick access to all distributed deployed nChronos Servers where packets are stored, it serves as the center of the enterprise network management which is capable of visualizing the overall enterprise network activities, drilling down to isolate performance issues and troubleshooting high-priority and critical network issues.
Performs 7x24 real-time packet capturing and continually store to hard disk for quick packets and statistics retrieval. With flexible and non-intrusive deployment with standard network mirror port or link tap technologies, it provides native packets for the Console to go back in time and complete retrospective network analysis.
nChronos provides both system and user-defined reports. The System Reports include global reports, traffic reports, protocol distribution reports, application performance and transaction reports, alarm reports and top talkers reports. All reports can be configured to provide actual statistics of the traffic and analysis data in specified time period, as well as the comparison to historical statistics, to thereby provide better references for network administrators. Reports can be sent to specified email recipients. Users can schedule hourly, daily, weekly and monthly reports.
Application Performance Analysis
One of the most critical requirements of management tools is the ability to monitor and record detailed application activity. nChronos can define custom application monitoring functions as well as transaction monitoring based on the application data. Then the custom application and transactions capability of nChronos enables the network administrator to view the detailed traffic status and statistics of the application or the transactions.
Real-time Network Monitoring
nChronos offers real-time network statistics, including total bytes, total packets, bandwidth utilization, top IP talkers and top application talkers. With the Real-time statistics, network administrators can instantly understand the current pattern of the network. For example, when the network gets slow, network administrators can log on to nChronos right away and see which hosts are the top talkers, and what applications are consuming the most bandwidth.
24x7 Real-time Network Traffic Capturing and Recording
nChronos offers real-time capturing, analyzing, and storing sustained traffic at Gigabit line rates for all data flows and packets. nChronos also provides scalable extensive storage capacity varies from 1TB to unlimited storage to meet the customizable network requirements and assure the long-term traffic storage for critical links.
Retrospectively Analyze Historical Traffic
nChronos can fast retrieve the traffic packets at any time period (real-time or retrospective), and simultaneously drill down for data-mining and full analysis. nChronos helps network users to quickly pinpoint, analyze, and resolve network and application problems, detect the attacks and threats, efficiently and in-depth analyze the network activities. By back-in-time network analysis, nChronos can efficiently solve the network interruption issues.
Benchmark and Visualize Trends of Network Performance
Based on the long-term network traffic capture and analysis data, nChronos visualizes the statistics in trend charts to help IT stuff establish baseline for the entire network, and get hold of the trend of the network operations in long-term running, identify and pinpoint network problems, acquire the evidence for decision-making on network policies, and reinforce the overall technical level for network management as well as the ability to solve network issues.
Critical Links Monitoring & Alerting
nChronos offers visualized entire network traffic monitoring. By long-term traffic monitoring and visualizing network critical links behaviors and network traffic patterns, nChronos helps users to create a network baseline, setup online triggered alerts for network events for warning and preventing network outrages. With nChronos, there will be no critical events missed on critical links.
Efficient Drill-down for Data-mining & Index
nChronos provides efficient data retrieving and drilling down over any time period for hours, days, or weeks with accurate time stamp. It offers complete access to application level traffic flows, network statistics and data links information across all seven OSI layers level. This powerful framework can greatly reduces the time of identifying root-cause and resolving the problem.
In-depth Network Analysis for Performance Optimization
nChronos offers powerful ability for application-oriented analysis. The various Analysis Profiles include High-performance Analysis, Full Analysis, HTTP Analysis, high-level FTP Analysis, Email Analysis, DNS Analysis, etc., helping IT professionals to conduct in-depth network analysis with less MRRT (Mean Time to Repair) and optimize the entire network performance so as to increase enterprise network productivity.
nChronos provides an enterprise network management platform which enables users to troubleshoot, diagnose and address network security and performance issues. It also allows retrospective network analysis and, as stated by Colasoft, will "provide forensic analysis and mitigate security risks". Predictably it is a must have for anyone involved with network management and security.
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