2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 25, 2014 12:36 PM by darragh.delaney

    How to identify traffic/file types

    m0rfyn3

      Hi, I'm very new to NTA, and am wondering if its possible to identify the file names/types that users are downloading on the network?

       

      For example,

      I drilled down into Top conversations, and found a user who has ingress of 1GB of data. Drilling further down, however, I can only see either the IP address or the domain of the host where the Ingress flow came from. It doesn't show what activity/type of traffic the user was using.

       

      Thanks

        • Re: How to identify traffic/file types
          donthomas

          NetFlow technology does not have the capability to identify the downloaded file type. NetFlow data exported from your device tells you the source and destination IP address, source and destination port, and protocol used, among other things but no information on what was the actual message content or what was being downloaded. Because of this tools such as SolarWinds NTA can only tell you the IP address involved and the application/protocol used for the download.