NetFlow Analyzer and NetFlow technology can be used for detailed traffic and bandwidth analysis to identify the applications used, find the hosts involved with the traffic and trace their QoS markings among many other reporting capabilities. But, how exactly would you distinguish between normal HTTP traffic and the traffic to sites such as facebook, myspace, youtube, sports sites and so on?
NetFlow Analyzer provides multiple options to track the traffic to specific sites or departments, separating them from the normal traffic for easier view and analysis. One is through the capability to combine application mapping with IP Address, network or range, helping categorize applications which use the same port but have different hosts involved as separate applications.
The feature is not limited to just classifying social site traffic, but can be used for traffic to a specific branch or office, traffic related to any business critical applications, and so on. Do let us know your suggestions on the product and its features and what more you would like to see in the future.
Don Thomas Jacob