Cascade Network Performance Management
Advanced visibility, monitoring and analysis for network and application performance.
Riverbed® Cascade® provides a cost-effective, enterprise-wide solution for network visibility and performance management. To deliver the performance that the business needs, network and application teams need complete visibility into the applications, servers, and users on their network. Cascade fulfills this need with network monitoring, network traffic recording and analysis, discovery and dependency mapping and troubleshooting capabilities that collect traffic data on the network and alert network managers to problems before business is impacted.
Cascade combines flow analysis, packet analysis, and retrospective packet capture to provide an integrated, top-down, application-aware network performance management solution. Cascade gives network managers a single, integrated view of all network data, so they can discover and map critical services and applications, view and report on their status, and troubleshoot performance and security problems faster than is possible with competitive solutions. As a result, the impact and duration of service outages is minimized and network management costs are reduced. Typical results include 83% faster problem resolution and 34% fewer downtime incidents per month.
View application and network status with an easy-to-use, executive-level dashboard
Monitor a wide variety of applications using a non-intrusive approach (no agents)
Get early warning for performance problems through powerful behavioral analytics
Troubleshoot network problems through business-centric views and in-depth, retrospective analysis
Drill into performance metrics and packet-level data to find the sources of problems
All data from all sources is combined into a single data set and a single view
Discovery and Dependency Mapping
Find out what is running on the network and who is using it
Reduce the costs and risks of data center and server consolidation, and get consolidation benefits sooner
Accelerate disaster recovery, cloud and other IT projects
WAN Optimization and Analysis
Plan for WAN optimization, assess the impact of the deployment, and quantify benefits
Measure performance accurately in both optimized and non-optimized environments
Use Riverbed Steelhead® appliances as remote performance data collectors
Detect threats across the entire network using a behavioral approach that does not rely on signatures or blacklists
Detect unauthorized activities, users, applications, or hosts
Enforce regulatory and IT governance policy
The Cascade Product Line
Unlike other approaches, which require multiple tools to view network traffic, Cascade consolidates all data into a single view for faster troubleshooting and a cost-effective implementation.
Cascade Gateway collects network flow data from devices on the network. Cascade Sensor inspects packets and gathers Layer 7 application performance information in the data center. Cascade Profiler correlates information collected by these devices, provides reporting and analysis of network problems and sends performance and security alerts. Cascade Shark is a high-performance packet capture and indexing appliance capable of sustained, multi-gigabit per second recording of network traffic. Cascade Pilot is a network analysis software product that works with Cascade Shark appliances and other packet capture sources, and is the only network analysis tool to be fully integrated with Wireshark. Riverbed Steelhead WAN optimization products provide remote site visibility from branch offices and mobile users, expanding the solution to the entire WAN.
Cascade Pilot Personal Edition
Cascade Pilot™ Personal Edition, formerly known as CACE Pilot, is a visually rich and powerful analyzer for wired and wireless networks that revolutionizes the use of Wireshark by providing capabilities not found in the world’s most popular packet and network analysis tool. Fully integrated with Wireshark, Cascade Pilot Personal Edition capitalizes on the user's existing expertise while dramatically increasing efficiency in identifying and diagnosing network problems.
Visually Rich and Powerful Protocol Analyzer
Cascade Pilot Personal Edition is suitable for individual users who would like to go beyond Wireshark, but do not need the enterprise features nor the distributed packet capture capabilities of the full Cascade Pilot product. With Cascade Pilot Personal Edition you can:
Quickly open and analyze multi-gigabyte trace files
Easily isolate and identify traffic of interest through an extensive collection of network analysis metrics called “Views”
Visualize long-duration live and off-line traffic statistics by moving back in time through large data sets with just a few mouse clicks
Using trend indices, apply compatible Views to 50GB and larger trace files in a matter of seconds
Baseline and monitor long-duration network traffic with a flexible trigger-alerting mechanism called “Watches”
Create professional reports directly from the user's customized Views
Take advantage of Wireshark’s capture and display filters and prodigious dissector library for deep packet analysis from within Cascade Pilot Personal Edition