A Review of the Garland Technology FieldTap

A Review of the Garland Technology FieldTap

  There are some unique advantages in using a Garland FieldTap with a Byte25 appliance that were not immediately obvious until we connected it up and ran some tests. Turns out this is a perfect tap to use for monitoring. For information on the FieldTap from...

Distributed Packet Capture Solutions

Distributed Packet Capture Solutions

... or the 3 major problems with packet capture in modern networks   Packet capture and analysis is troubleshooting technique that has been around for many years now, and for sheer power and completeness there is arguably no better diagnostic technique to...

Why is my home network so slow?

Why is my home network so slow?

Given that many of us have been working from home now for some months since the arrival of COVID, I thought it might be timely to take a look at the performance of asymmetric network links which are typical of many domestic Internet connections (at least this is...

A Battle for the Ages, Packet Based v Flow Based Analysis Tools

A Battle for the Ages, Packet Based v Flow Based Analysis Tools

Network performance monitoring tools use a wide range of techniques to collect data for analysis. Two if the most common techniques are packet based data collection and flow based packet collection. In this blog post, we will take a look at the pros and cons of each,...

Are We Witnessing the Death of Network Performance Monitoring?

Are We Witnessing the Death of Network Performance Monitoring?

 This might seem a strange subject for a blog post from a company like Byte25, whose main focus is in fact …. network performance monitoring, but it is an interesting question for consideration. I wouldn’t necessarily be calling the undertaker just yet, but there is...

HTTP/3 is Coming – Look Busy

HTTP/3 is Coming – Look Busy

 There is a new major version of HTTP on the horizon, HTTP Version 3. There is nothing you need to do, as HTTP/3 will sit quite happily alongside older versions 1 and 2 promising better performance. The major technical difference is that HTTP/3 does not use TCP as the...

Why Network Performance Monitoring is Critical for Cyber Security

Why Network Performance Monitoring is Critical for Cyber Security

A quick browse around the Internet  shows that almost all traditional network monitoring vendors are now touting their expertise in cyber security. A large part of this of is course the relative size of the network performance monitoring and cyber security markets …...

Is Packet Capture Still Relevant in Modern Networks?

Is Packet Capture Still Relevant in Modern Networks?

A long time ago in a data centre far, far away, packet analysers (or packet capture tools) were the default  ‘go-to’  tool for network diagnostics. Packet analyser vendors made good money before being usurped by the ubiquitous rise of freeware offerings like...

Measuring Network Performance – Latency or Jitter

Measuring Network Performance – Latency or Jitter

There are some age old conundrums that may never be solved, questions like dog or cat, Facebook or Instagram, burger or taco or most importantly of all, #whiteandgold or #blueandblack? And when it comes to measuring network performance, we often debate the concept of...