Solution Overview

The Riverbed Network Visibility Lab provides access to two core Riverbed SteelCentral Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) Products: SteelCentral Flow Gateway and SteelCentral NetProfiler.

SteelCentral Flow Gateway collects and forwards flow data (NetFlow, sFlow, J-Flow, IPFIX and other popular flow statistics) from network devices and SteelFlow Net from SteelCentral AppResponse packet-capture appliances. It de-duplicates common information, and then forwards it to the SteelCentral NetProfiler console for network troubleshooting, just-in-time alerting and reporting.  

SteelCentral NetProfiler uses full-fidelity flow monitoring to provide hybrid network visibility and network security analytics. The Advanced Security Module for NetProfiler provides DDoS detection, threat intelligence, security analytics, incident forensics and threat hunting workflows to help you rapidly triage, investigate and mitigate advanced security threats.

NetIM monitors critical infrastructure by collecting and alerting on device metrics, monitoring network paths, and providing synthetic testing capabilities. NetIM is integrated with NetProfiler to ensure seamless troubleshooting of application traffic as it traverses monitored infrastructure.

Lab Diagram