Allegro Network Multimeter
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Allegro Network Multimeters from Allegro Packets are Network traffic measurement appliances for Network packet analysis and troubleshooting. They display and record statistics and correlations of network traffic across Layers 2 - 7 of the OSI model in real-time and from historical data. The analyzers are produced in Germany in a number of sizes, in portable or stationary (rack) versions for analysis up to 200 G.
The Allegro Network Multimeter was developed by Allegro Packets GmbH, a company founded in 2014. The goal was to develop portable and inexpensive passive hardware & software, which can be connected at any place in a network, to display network traffic. One way in which the innovation was implemented used two different storage systems to store packets. To store the metadata of processed packets, the Allegro Network Multimeter uses an In-memory database. This makes all measurement data available without waiting time. All received packets are stored on the integrated Circular buffer. If the packet ring buffer is full, the oldest packets are overwritten by the newest. The data stored on the Circular buffer enables historical targeted extraction of network data.
In 2016, the first appliance the Allegro 200 was launched, designed for 2 GBit/s environments. In 2017, appliances for 10 G and 40 G networks followed, and in 2018 for 100 G environments. Today, there are appliances for 200 G networks. The integrated software is identical across the entire range; they only differ in terms of network performance, storage capacities, and connectivity options.
In 2018, Allegro Packets received the German Data Centre Award. Also in 2018, Allegro Packets opened a branch office in the United Kingdom.
When using Allegro Network Multimeters, all metadata in network Layers 2 to 7 are measured in real-time, correlated and graphically displayed with their time history. In addition, the devices allow selective pcap extraction for subsequent analysis with Allegro Network Multimeters or other tools such as Wireshark. The traffic is accessed via a system-independent web interface that can also be accessed remotely. The appliances can be installed inline or in bridge mode at any point in the network.
System administrators and network managers use Allegro Network Multimeters across all market sectors from small to multinational organizations in internal and external IT departments, Data center|data centres, IT systems houses, Internet service provider|ISPs and telcos.
The Allegro Network Multimeter generates overviews and statistics down to the millisecond level on a wide range of performance parameters, e.g. MAC and IP address|IP addresses, Virtual LAN|VLANs, ERSPAN, Voice over IP|VoIP and other network protocols such as Transmission Control Protocol|TCP, Session Initiation Protocol|SIP, Real-time Transport Protocol|RTP and SSL.
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