5View™ Application Usage Manager
Cost-Effective Application Flow Monitoring and Management for Carrier-Grade Environments
The convergence of voice, multimedia and data over a shared IP network infrastructure has made it more difficult than ever for service providers to ensure the performance of their enterprise customers’ services. Today’s corporate end users and line-of-business managers depend on these IP-based services to do their jobs and maintain profitability. Hence, network IT staff—whether internal or outsourced—must prevent bandwidth-intensive applications and congestion over the shared network from negatively impacting availability and application performance.
To meet the bandwidth requirements of these IP-based applications, validate quality of service (QoS) policies, and understand application traffic across a customer’s sites, service providers need to offer application traffic and usage visibility. They can—thanks to the evolution of application flow monitoring solutions such as InfoVista’s 5View™ Application Usage Manager.
A Solution for Application Traffic and Usage Monitoring and Reporting
Application Usage Manager, an option of InfoVista’s 5View™ Service Data Manager, provides service-provider-scalable, in-depth application usage management; analysis capabilities enabling monitoring, troubleshooting, and reporting on the application traffic running over an IP network.
Application Usage Manager complements InfoVista’s VistaInsight® for Networks performance management solution, allowing service providers to extend monitoring and reporting capabilities to the business-critical application level while taking advantage of VistaInsight for Networks’ strengths in monitoring IP network infrastructure and VPN performance.
- The reporting capabilities needed for business application visibility in an enhanced VPN service offering, enabling a business service provider to offer additional revenue-generating products to its high-value enterprise clients
- The ability to reduce their total cost of deployment and ownership of application visibility services through support of a single, multi-customer data collection appliance (versus requiring one appliance for every customer), which helps the provider to efficiently and cost-effectively collect, segment and map application usage data by customer, as well as manage access to the data
- Support for Cisco’s Application Visibility and Control (AVC)
- Enhanced troubleshooting and resolution of application-based performance problems to ensure a quality end-user experience and prevent customer churn
- Identification of bandwidth-intensive applications and causes of network congestion, fortifying the service provider with the information it needs to better understand application usage requirements and ensure optimal application delivery
- Help for network and IT operations to monitor trends in application behavior, understand the load of new applications on the VPN service, and identify application candidates for network optimization
- Detection of rogue activity, service attacks, port scanning, and unauthorized activity, enabling the service provider to offer managed security services and the enterprise to better control network use
- Increased operational efficiency and maximizes ROI by offering a common, integrated platform for managing the VPN service and application traffic data
- Lower operational costs via a centralized management platform that offers ease of configuration and deployment and processes large volumes of data without sacrificing visibility into detailed data records
- Support of multi-tenant data collection appliances (NetFlow collectors) for managed service provider environments
- Out-of-the-box reporting and KPIs for a variety of application usage views
- A flexible reporting definition environment that allows the service provider to meet various customer reporting requirements
- Pre-configured alarms for detection of abnormal usage patterns and other issues
- Centralized deployment and configuration of distributed NetFlow collectors
- Support for multi-vendor, flow-based data records (e.g., LFAP, jFlow, sFlow, NetStream, IPFIX )
- Advanced troubleshooting of performance degradation on QoS-enabled VPNs
- Compatibility and common platform with InfoVista’s IP-VPN solution, providing a consistent view of both network- and application-based services