|We hope you enjoy this month’s NetEqualizer Newsletter. Highlights include a preview of our Reporting Only NetEqualizer, our customers’ favorite 8.5 features, and some tech tips!
Reporting Only NetEqualizer
Greetings! Enjoy another issue of NetEqualizer News.
In this Issue:
:: Reporting Only NetEqualizer
:: 8.5 Customer Favorites
:: Have a Say – Ideas for the Next Release
:: NetEqualizer Tech Tips
:: Best of Blog: The New Bandwidth Paradigm
|Reporting Only NetEqualizer|
With Attractive Pricing!
For about half the cost of our full featured NetEqualizer, you can now purchase a NetEqualizer with a Reporting License only. Our Reporting Only option enables you to view your network usage data in real-time (as of this second), as well as view historical usage to see your network usage trends. Reporting can help you to troubleshoot your network, from identifying DDoS and virus activity, to assessing for possible unwanted P2P traffic.
You might consider a Reporting Only NetEqualizer for a site where you would like better visibility into your network, and also think you may need to shape at some point. It could also help you to assess a network segment from a traffic flow perspective.
And the great thing is, we always protect your investment in our technology. If at a later time you do decide you want to use our state-of-the-art shaping technology, you have not lost your initial investment in the NetEqualizer. You can always upgrade and only pay the price difference.
What features come in Release 1 (R.v1) of the Reporting Only NetEqualizer?
Below is a sample report by domain name screen.
More features to come in our next release. Please put in your request now!
Reporting Only prices include first year support.
Note that Reporting Only NetEqualizers can be license-upgraded in the field to enable full shaping features at any time. In this configuration, we are offering bundled hardware warranty (NHW) and software upgrades & support (NSS) for only $500 per year.
|8.5 Customer Favorites|
Based on feedback from customers, here are the most-liked features of 8.5. Make sure to check these out if you have not already done so.
Pool-Specific Shaping Parameters
We have found that customers really like the ability to control their pool parameters for shaping. At first we were afraid that perhaps this feature might be too deep, especially for a new customer, but so far when we explain it, people really like it. Historically, you could only control the Ratio and Hogmin parameters for the entire NetEqualizer. But now, you can control them at a pool level – giving you even more control over your shaping.
Our graphs can be set so that the scale of each conforms to the data on the screen (auto-scaling), or they can reflect any data that is stored in history (fixed scaling). We learned recently how one of our customers loves auto-scaling, as his data can vary significantly over time. As he uses the Top Uploader & Top Downloaders on a daily basis, he needs the graphs to only reflect the current day in their scaling. We learned this one the hard way – it was offered in 8.4 but not in initial 8.5. Read below in our NetEqualizer Tech Tips section to see how to set up Auto-Scaling in your environment.
|Have a Say|
|NetEqualizer Tech Tips|
Every few newsletters, we like to give readers and customers tips on how to best use the NetEqualizer. This month, we highlight the following NetEqualizer Technical Tips:
Did you know that we support HTTPS? If you have version 8.4 or better then the https access is already installed. You may need to open your https port on your firewall but you should be able to go to https://YourNetEqIP/ and it should work. It only has a self signed certificate so you may need to make an exception for it in your browser.
8.5 Fix: Auto-scaling your graph timeline
If you are one of the users who prefers to have your graphs auto-scale to what is displayed, this tip is for you! Simply follow these instructions and you’ll be all set.
|Best Of Blog|
The New Bandwidth Paradigm
By Art Reisman
For years the prevailing belief was that consumers would always outstrip bandwidth supply. From our recent conversations with several land line operators, their experience suggests that in the near-term, that paradigm may not be true.
How could this be?
The answer is fairly simple. Since streaming HD video became all the rage some 10+ years ago, there has not been any real pressure from any new bandwidth-intensive applications. All the while, ISPs have been increasing their capacity. The net result is that many wired providers have finally outstripped demand.
|Photo of the Month|
Summer Concerts Come to an End
Hanging on to summer memories, Firefall closes out the summer concert series held most Fridays in the summer in Louisville, Colorado.
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