Posted on 2011-09-21
I’m looking for is something that can be plugged into a network transparently and logs each packet going through the transparent interfaces. The idea is to put it between the Network switch and the router, and get it to record every packets statistics
Currently we use Fortinet FortiGate 60’s which do the job, but keep overheating, and causing us issues, however what they record is exactly what we want. They record Date, Time, Service, Source, Destination, Sent, Recived.
I would like ideally to be able to access these logs via FTP, and the logs cycle every day, then these logs can be copied to a local PC, imported into a database and analyzed.
As we will be collecting the data mostly on a daily basis the memory doesn’t need to be soo big, however I would like the option to be able to increase the size of the memory for our external customer loggers.
Cost is important, as not only would I like to try and push one out to each site, but have a few spare for us to take to site for our external customers to analyze their data flow.
Any ideas on any hardware that could do what Im looking for?