What does MONI offer which others don't?
Other products have very limited capture ability so no historical deep analysis.
Other products tend to be complex systems which need extensive engineer training to get anything useful.
None of the other products have the unique microburst analysis on MONI.
None of the other products have the unique drop prediction on MONI.
Why not Corvil ($100,000+ each) or NetScout ($180,000+ each)?
Single powerful unit, but not at point of problem
These have limited capture ability so no real historical packet-level analysis.
Both Corvil and NetScout are so complicated that they are prone to false errors.
Why not Accedian (Start at $10,000+ for a useful setup)?
Deploying means disconnecting the current network as the customers data runs through the device.
Failure of the Accedian device means losing customer traffic.
- Switches and routers have limited abilities for investigating dropped or latent traffic
- Interfaces show counters but no information on packets
- Some Cisco and Juniper network devices have limited capture ability (seconds of capture)
- Modems have no diagnostic ability
- Servers can capture traffic
- Limited space
- Will use resources of the server to capture
- Will only give information about one point in the network, i.e. the end.
- Limited functionality without installing specific software
- Are for customer applications, of course :)
- Sniffers attached to all switches and routers
- See individual packets as they traverse the network
- Monitor drops across each network device and have them send alerts automatically
- Assess maximum bandwidth and throughput for each customer application independently
- Store full historical data so you can go back in time and do in depth analysis
- Real time analysis and inline stats processing
- Customer feasibility studies shows positive results
- Provide captures and information in which customers put stock
- Customer will asked for information which they know can be extracted from the sniffers,
- e.g. TCP options from 3-way handshakes, full protocol capture and analysis
- Customers' engineers understand wireshark captures so they understand how to get the results
- The devices are robust and easy to deploy
- They are physically small, light, low power and silent when running
- They are easy to maintain as they work in a similar way to other well known datacenter equipment.