Geographically distributed companies can no longer deal with network issues “the old-fashioned” way – sending network engineers to physically visit a site with dedicated test hardware, generating data that can only be analyzed locally. This is too expensive, far too time consuming and functionally limits the analysis capability to a single individual. Organizations of all sizes are geographically distributed today. They require a distributed network management and analysis solutions that can seamlessly extend to remote locations so network administrators can monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot their entire network without having to leave their office.
A logistics company with several satellite offices needed to enable the core NOC (network operations center) to view and troubleshoot remote network segments, while offering the same functionality to individuals in the field and to network engineers or employees that may be resident at the remote site. The solution was also required to provide multi-tier, multi-topology analysis to improve the time-to-resolution for each network issue.
The solution for this customer was quite straightforward. OmniPeek Enterprise supports both local and remote data capture and analysis, making it the perfect solution. TimeLine network recorders are strategically deployed within the NOC and Omnipliance Edge network recorders are deployed at each remote office. Analysts at the NOC use OmniPeek Enterprise Connect on a local machine to attach to the remote Omnipliances and perform data collection and analysis. Users outside of the NOC use OmniPeek Enterprise to view the same network traffic locally, and can also use OmniPeek Enterprise for detailed analysis of their own.