Date Added: Jun 2009
Networks have policies in place to in order to en-sure efficient and fair resource utilization and protection of network installations. An effective monitoring and countering mechanism needs a complete picture of resource utilization and network activity in order to act on time. Such information is typically found in heterogeneous logs files. netscout is a python based network filtering, monitoring and countering mechanism driven by policies. Network traffic is observed in real-time and largely in a passive mode. Decisions on future patterns of activity monitoring are done based on past and current user/host network activity information. The above mentioned 'Predictive' model allows efficient information gathering and subsequent appropriate responses based on the information.