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Cascade products from Riverbed

  • Diagnose and monitor application performance over your network

Recognize and monitor all application types, including well-known, custom-developed, virtualized, peer-to-peer, VoIP, and web-based applications. Using deep packet inspection (DPI) of application traffic from Cascade Shark and Steelhead, you can quickly and accurately distinguish business critical from recreational applications across your network including the including the optimized WAN.

  • Easily distinguish business-critical applications with deep packet inspection
Recognize and monitor all application types, including well-known, custom-developed, virtualized, peer-to-peer, VoIP, and web-based applications. Using deep packet inspection (DPI) of application traffic from Cascade Shark and Steelhead, you can quickly and accurately distinguish business critical from recreational applications across your network including the including the optimized WAN.
  • Leverage your existing Steelhead footprint for increased application and QoS visibility

You can use your Steelhead investment to send both flow and packet data to Cascade Profiler. With robust analysis of Steelhead optimized WAN environments and quality of service (QoS) settings, you can easiliy identify over or underprovisioning of bandwidth and monitor service levels by application.

  • Automate discovery and dependency mapping
Understand the landscape of dependencies for applications across all IT assets. The included discovery wizard maps transactions to their underlying infrastructure. It’s best to run mapping before, during, and after IT changes so you have an accurate understanding of all your dependencies
  • Identify chronic and acute application performance problems sooner
Downtime of business critical applications has a direct impact on productivity and the bottom line. Avoid impact to the business with advanced analytics that detect, isolate, and pinpoint performance problems.
  • Gain a complete picture of performance by combining flow data and packet data into a single logical record

The Cascade Profiler appliance offers a unique record known as Integrated PacketFlow (iP/F), for a view of application performance from two vantage points – flow and packet, which lets you easily identify, diagnose, and resolve complex network and application performance issues across your entire enterprise network.

  • Need a network troubleshooting appliance designed for the SME?

If you are a small to medium enterprise, you might find an all in one appliance is what you need. Cascade Express combines the best of flow and packet capture plus monitoring into a single appliance.

  • Uncover anomalies for security and auditing purposes

With Cascade analytics you can automatically monitor for unusual changes in behavior and proactively alert about changes that could indicate an emerging security issue. You can use Cascade to detect unusual surges in bandwidth that are characteristic of denial of service (DoS) attacks, host or port scans, or identify the addition of new hosts or server ports, and suspicious connections.