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ClearSight Analyzer Valuable Features

Senior Network Engineer at Montgomery College

Sometimes we're tasked with analyzing traffic flow for an application that we don't know what it does. We speak to the programmers, we speak to the DBAs and they don't have a clue of how it works either, which is very unusual. What ClearSight will do is it actually maps out the conversation for you. Effectively, you can get the same thing out of Wireshark, but it's a lot more looking when you don't know.

Let's say you've got a multi-tiered application with a front-end, some middleware, and then something on the back-end (your database is on the backend). It draws the arrows and it shows you the timing between the front, middle, and back-end and their interactions. And if somebody stops talking, it draws the arrows and shows you.

It just keeps going back to the same thing. You see the question being asked, so it breaks that down and it'll just show you who's not answering. It's a lot more intuitive than Wireshark.

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