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Selecting a Network Recorder for back-in-time analysis to solve intermittent problems and unexpected events
Network managers often rely on basic protocol analyzers (such as Wireshark) or monitoring devices (such as RMON probes) to keep track of what is happening on their networks. Even sophisticated analyzers and probes, however useful, are still limited by the fact that they are basically traffic sampling devices that provide statistical KPI’s. Such devices may sometimes indicate that a persistent problem has occurred, but they cannot go back and investigate the problem in depth, because they have not captured and stored all of the packets related to the problem. The root cause of the problem may remain elusive resulting in finger-pointing and continuing loss of productivity.