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Minimal-Intrusion Traffic Monitoring And Analysis In Mission-Critical Communication Networks

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Author(s): Alberto Domingo Ajenjo | Hermann Wietgrefe

Journal: Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
ISSN 1690-4532

Volume: 1;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 39;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Traffic Capture | Mission-Critical Networks | Traffic Analysis | Protocol Analysis

ABSTRACT
A good knowledge of expected and actual traffic patterns is an essential tool for network planning, design and operation in deployed, mission-critical applications. This paper describes those needs, and explains the Traffic Monitoring and Analysis Platform (TMAP) concept, as developed in support of NATO deployed military headquarters Communications and Information Systems. It shows how a TMAP was deployed to a real NATO exercise, to prove the concept and baseline the traffic needs per application, per user community and per time of day. Then, it analyses the obtained results and derives conclusions on how to integrate traffic monitoring and analysis platforms in future deployments.
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