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Has any one used any Network Behavioral analysis tools and if so what did you think?

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Does anyone have experience with any of the network behavioral analysis tools that are available?  I am looking into purchasing something along these lines.
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Im a fan of Solarwinds Orion - its not cheap and you will need SQL as well
It give nice views like "top 10" network offenders and monitors in real time.
A Cheaper option is the solarwinds engineers tool sets.
http://www.solarwinds.com/
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For a cheaper alternative lookat Network probe its easy to set up and a doddle to find problems with
http://www.objectplanet.com/probe/

A Nice free tool for monitoring paticular interfaces is Wireshark (formally Ethereal)
http://www.wireshark.org/
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solar winds is good,  i use it.  etherreal is a protocol analyzer that is decetn.  but what i find the best is a hradware applicance that i use,  Allot Communications offer the NetEnforcer. and i also use the Cymphonix Network Composer.  good tools
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ThanQ
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