What kind of Hub to use with Surfcontrol
Posted on 2006-04-06
Monitoring Internet usage on my network with SurfControl (great product, by the way, for anyone who's looking for granular web monitoring capabiltiy).
Per SurfControl, in order to get it to correctly monitor your network, you have to plug the SurfControl server into the same hub as your firewall and the rest of your LAN.
Had to call them to get this straight cause I originally had it plugged into a 3Com switch and it was only monitoring the traffic on the server itself, not the rest of the LAN; evidently, due to the fact that it must be either plugged into a switch with port-spanning or a plain old hub (so I would take it that the 3Com wasn't spanning).
Which brings me to my question, I did have a rattly old BayNetworks 10Mb hub laying around that I'm using. That got the SurfControl to monitor the entire network but I'm concerned about a bottleneck with this hub.
So far, no user complaints, but I'm wondering if I should upgrade, and to what; a 100 hub?
Thoughts and opinions would be much appreciated.