This 3Com Switch 8800 Network Monitoring Module, integrated within the Switch 8800 system, delivers high-speed acquisition of network data for analysis. This module provides a crucial element in an overall NetFlow application architecture by operating as a Network Data Exporter (NDE). As an NDE, this Network Monitoring Module processes and stores statistical data, and then exports this across the network to a Network Data Collector (NDC). It occupies any I/O payload slot in the 3Com Switch 8800 chassis.
Designed for the needs of medium-sized enterprises, this module has its own operating system, allowing the data acquisition processes to be separated from the switch processing. By embedding this process within the module, the need for additional appliances or devices is reduced, eliminating redundant management of multiple devices and lowering capital expenditures and reducing operating costs.