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Noction releases the new feature-rich NFA 21.11 version

We’ve just rolled out the new Noction Flow Analyzer version that includes a number of new features and capabilities. Here’s what it has to offer:

Interface names and descriptions in Data Explorer

The interface name and description identification via NetFlow, IPFIX, and NetStream is now supported in Noction Flow Analyzer. To narrow down the results in Data Explorer by these specific interface parameters obtained via the flow options template, go to the “Narrow by” tab and expand the dropdown. Open up the desired location > device and mark the checkboxes adjacent to the interfaces of interest. Indicate the input, output, or leave the default input/output value for each selection.

NFA 21.11

The use of Autonomous System Names in Data Explorer

Network professionals typically remember the most common Autonomous System numbers that their networks communicate with. Nevertheless, to make things a bit easier for everyone, we’ve introduced the Source/Destination Autonomous System Names in the NFA’s Data Explorer section when queries are grouped by Src/Dest AS parameters. The AS name info is to be added to other NFA sections as well in the upcoming releases.

Autonomous System Names

AS Paths prepends visibility

AS prepending is a relatively common routing manipulation technique. NFA users can now easily enable/disable the AS paths prepend visibility in the NFA BGP Sankey diagram (Advanced Options). It is simple to review which paths are being prepended, where and by whom.

AS Paths prepends visibility

Min/Max throughput value details

The Min/Max traffic value details (apart from the average, current, and total) are now visible in NFA. The information is available in Data Explorer when users run queries with an applied grouping condition.

Min Max throughput value details

Detailed Changelog availability

The new Changelog section, available under Maintenance > Changelog, now shows a complete list of improvements and bug fixes per each NFA version.


Other notable features include:

  • The availability of Exporter Address and Exporter ID filters in Data Explorer and the BGP Sankey diagram;
  • The population of additional BGP attributes e.g. mask, next hop, localpref, and MED from Flow, BGP, or the Internal DB, depending on the defined order per each device.
  • Display of the Flow rate value per each Exporter ID under Inventory > Devices, and a lot more.

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