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Realtime High-Speed Network Traffic Monitoring Using ntopng
Luca Deri, IIT/CNR and ntop; Maurizio Martinelli, IIT/CNR; Alfredo Cardigliano, ntop
Awarded Best Paper!
Monitoring network traffic has become increasingly challenging in terms of number of hosts, protocol proliferation and probe placement topologies. Virtualised environments and cloud services shifted the focus from dedicated hardware monitoring devices to virtual machine based, software traffic monitoring applications. This paper covers the design and implementation of ntopng, an open-source traffic monitoring application designed for high-speed networks. ntopng’s key features are large networks real-time analytics and the ability to characterise application protocols and user traffic behaviour. ntopng was extensively validated in various monitoring environments ranging from small networks to .it ccTLD traffic analysis.
Luca Deri is the leader of the ntop project aimed at developing an open-source monitoring platform. He previously worked for University College of London and IBM Research, prior receiving his PhD at the University of Berne. When not working at ntop, he shares his time between the .it Internet Domain Registry (nic.it) and the University of Pisa where he has been appointed as lecturer at the CS department.
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