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Correlate Network Paths with Active Performance Monitoring

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BGP Monitoring

See Hop-by-Hop and Network-by-Network

The dynamic nature of the Internet is what makes it both resilient and also difficult to picture. AppNeta combines active, multi-protocol route detection with a BGP data collection service to identify all Layer 3 hops between users and applications, correlated with the AS networks they belong to over time. With network paths changing every second, it’s crucial to understand where your data is flowing and the impact of high-level or hop-by-hop network changes on the end-user.

Traffic bound for the open internet via Direct Internet Access (DIA) links is routed automatically via service providers based on rules that are constantly evolving. These routing policies are hidden from the end-user, but can cause frustration when they perform outside of the expected norm. IT must then seek to understand the underlying network that delivers data between applications and the end-user. The public nature of BGP routing means that identifying handoffs between networks can be incredibly simple provided you have a method of looking at the history of specific routes that you care about.

Scrubbing through the hop-by-hop view of the Skype Anycast IP showing an outage.

AppNeta multipath route visualization of the hop-by-hop view of the Skype Anycast IP during an outage (1:19pm - 2:03pm).

AppNeta's Multipath Solution

BGP information is public by design. Collecting that data from multiple sources into one platform allows us to correlate your route data with the networks that specific hops reside in even as the networks, hops, and IP addresses change over time. This allows IT teams to identify when BGP route changes occur at the same time as observed network performance issues. AppNeta provides the ability to combine BGP troubleshooting with lower-level network performance troubleshooting to solve issues faster than the competition.

The granularity of our network data, added to the context that BGP data provides, is unparalleled in the network performance monitoring and diagnostics space. AppNeta makes this data available to every customer at no additional charge because it’s crucial context that every customer needs in the Cloud Era. AppNeta Performance Manager includes a multipath route visualization that focuses on isolating bottlenecks and route changes between your locations and the business-critical apps, or endpoint locations, that you care about.

  • BGP Autonomous System Overlay
    See the public networks traversed between your office locations and the applications you use. This is based on live BGP AS Path routing data so that it responds to real-time changes in routing.
  • Easy tracing and inspection of routes
    Simple navigation of active routes using the time cursor lets you quickly identify points of failure across varied, complex routes. Show multiple paths to a single target and find what the routes have in common.
  • Powerful search
    Instant comparison for routing across many locations and multiple applications to quickly isolate what apps are affected and what hops and networks they have in common.
  • View routes over time
    Analyze the effect of routing changes by showing all routes active in the selected time window, not just one by one.
  • Up to a year of routing history
    Identify long term changes, degradation, or isolate intermittent issues in terms of the business timelines that matter.

Use Cases

Enterprise Locations

Visualizing network routing changes across multiple locations with dynamic or DIA connections is critical to understanding end-user experience from a distance.

Remote/At Home

Whether it’s a CEO on residential internet or an employee who is working from home, AppNeta helps you understand the route and how it changes over time.

Retail Locations

For far-flung locations across multiple ISPs and peering relationship AppNeta can help you keep track of what is normal and what is slowing your business down.

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