This month we've done substantial work in the area of flow manipulation and processing by wrapping up Flow Aggregation to round off the key elements of the collection and processing layers. We've also extended our REST API to open it up to other systems that can benefit from Sinefa intelligence like IT operations solutions and SDN controllers.
First there was Segmentation and now we have Aggregation. One customer’s traffic can appear across many different physical and virtual locations be it on the WAN or Internet. Identifying and collecting these flows can be a nightmare. Sinefa can process millions of flows across multiple locations to effectively aggregate and account the traffic to the respective customer no matter where the traffic appears. With Sinefa, large scale flow aggregation takes place before the data further segmented into accounts. Learn more in How to Setup Segments and Aggregates.
REST API & SDN Interfaces
Sinefa now supports are fully fledged REST API. This means 3rd party applications or systems can hook into Sinefa to extract analytics for further intelligence. Analytics from Sinefa can help drive decisions in existing operational and reporting systems. Sinefa’s REST API acts as an enabler in Software Defined Networks (SDN) by adding a layer of intelligence to the SDN controller. SDN applications are able to query Sinefa’s REST API to make decisions and send messages to the SDN controller. See more in Sinefa in the SDN Stack.
What we’re working on
We thought you would appreciate to know what we’re working on so here is a glimpse:
- Next month users will be able to generate and share PDF reports and direct URL links to reports. This is a precursor to our scheduled reporting feature.
- Sinefa software for Linux – A Linux package of Sinefa’s software for deployment in cloud services, 3rd party appliances and Linux based systems.
- Introduced Gravatar images in the user and profile page.