Application-centric protocol analysis software that gives quick answers to application performance problems
- Protocol analysis engine for the TruView™ , Network Time Machine and the OptiView XG Network Analysis Tablet
- Real-time application performance monitoring and protocol analysis with alarms for problem identification
- Time-based application protocol analysis for trace files up to 4 Gigabytes to quickly identify relevant packets for the application-centric view
- Real-time statistical analysis, bounce charts and reports for flows on single or multiple segments - to analyze issues quickly
- Video and voice call status, QoS analysis and playback
- User customizable application protocol analysis report
- Supports Wireshark® decode engine
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The award-winning ClearSight Analyzer(CSA) offers advanced application-centric performance monitoring and protocol analysis, enabling enterprise Network Administrators and Engineers to maintain, diagnose, and resolve application and network performance issues in multi-protocol network environments. The ClearSight Analyzer application protocol analysis engine supports the most commonly used protocols, and users can import Wireshark decodes to take advantage of protocol decodes contributed from the open-source community – making the ClearSight application analyzer the most versatile protocol analysis engine in the market.
The award-winning ClearSight Analyzer(CSA) offers advanced application-centric performance monitoring and protocol analysis, enabling enterprise Network Administrators and Engineers to maintain, diagnose, and resolve application and network performance issues in multi-protocol network environments. The ClearSight application protocol analysis engine supports the most commonly used protocols, and users can import Wireshark decodes to take advantage of protocol decodes contributed from the open-source community – making the ClearSight application analyzer the most versatile protocol analysis engine in the market.
Application-centric Protocol Analysis
Through a simple and intuitive front page, application protocol analysis engine presents a comprehensive high-level overview of health of applications on your network. From that framework, you can drill down to gain access to more detailed information. As an example, you can display all the activity for HTTP application, then drill down to see activities on each server, and further down to the server flow to observe the actual media content of the flow. This unparalleled level of control and visibility speeds time to application problem resolution and minimize overall network downtime.
Time-based Trend Analysis
Time-based analysis to identify problems quickly
Analyzing large capture files can be difficult because there is just too much information to sort through. The ClearSight Analyzer application protocol analysis engine provides a time-based analysis of capture files providing detailed statistics and trending information. You can drill down in time to look at adjacent events during the time of interest. For video and voice traffic running SIP or H.323, the application protocol analysis engine can classify the video and voice RTP streams based on their quality score, MOS or VQFactor. It will provide detailed statistics of the SIP or H.323 call status and quality of calls. You can select one or more of the RTP streams to be extracted for detailed analysis or replay. Additional analysis is available for HTTP, listing tables clients by server or vice-versa along with specific URLs accessed and error codes. With this analysis, users can identify the problems quickly, without drilling into packet decodes.
QoS analysis of SIP VoIP call
Trending volume of connections
Triple Play Ready
The rapid development and deployment of broadband networks implementing telephone, video streaming, and conventional data communications over common IP infrastructure presents immediate real-time challenges for service providers. The ClearSight Analyzer application protocol analysis engine provides powerful real-time and post analysis of Triple-Play networks and applications.
ClearSight Analyzer Triple-Play Applications
- VoIP network troubleshooting
- VoIP pre-deployment testing
- Service level measurement and monitoring for IP telephony and video streaming services
- Network baselining for network capacity planning and future investment
Understanding the usage of each application at a glance - Triple-Play usage report
The Triple-Play usage report gives a graphic view of the usage of IP phone (telephony), video streaming (entertainment), and data applications. A user can display the trend of the application distribution for a specified period of time.
VoIP Analysis and QoS Report
ClearSight Analyzer is an easy to use analyzer for realtime or post-capture VoIP and voice quality assessment.
- ClearSight Analyzer generates QoS report for a VoIP call simply by selecting the desired call and clicking the [Report] tab.
- The QoS report includes analysis of voice quality parameters (including packet loss, jitter, R-value, and MOS) stated as VQFactor™ and MDI for a video stream.
ClearSight Analyzer can recreate audio and video content from flows either during real-time monitoring or from a trace-file. In addition Exchange EMAIL, Fax over IP, Instant Messages and HTTP-base web pages can also be reconstructed. This is very valuable as proof of compliance violation or visualization of multimedia quality. Video Playback Email Playback Replay FAX contents.
FAX contents can be exported in TIFF format if desired.
Replay FAX contents.
ClearSight Analyzer supports not just simple address and protocol filters, but also filters based on application commands, IP subnets, data patterns, and other criteria.
Complex conditions can be specified with ease by freely adding and combining filter conditions using AND, OR, and NOT operators while viewing the setting panel. Once specified, a filter definition can be saved with an assigned name, and then reused at a later time for capture or trace file display.
Filtering condition can be used for packet capture, packet extraction as well as display filter during packet analysis.
Unique Multi-Segment Analysis
The ClearSight Analyzer's ladder views (also known as application bounce chart) reveal conversations between client and server(s) in the application command language without having to decode packets manually. This application protocol analysis engine provides an extremely powerful way to understand protocol interactions between various network elements. The ClearSight Analyzer application protocol analysis engine supports most of the commonly used capture file formats. It can take in packets captured from up to four locations of the network and merge them to provide a multi-segment ladder chart. This allows timing issue to be isolated quickly by segment for root cause analysis. Combined with the rich power decode feature of CSA, it gives network engineer and application analyst the tools to end finger pointing.
CSA-1045 Option: History Reporter, Packet Generator, and Multicast Visualization
The CSA-1045 adds three powerful features to the CSA-1000: History Reporter, Packet Generator, and Multicast Visualization.
The ClearSight Analyzer application protocol analysis engine provides a large inventory of standard reports in charts and tables format showing statistics and performance for network traffic, servers, and applications. CSA generates reports from real-time data or trace files. This application-centric protocol analysis software generates QoS reports for voice and video traffic, showing quantities such as jitter, latency, packet loss, MOS, J-MOS, R-value, and video quality factor. Elements of these reports can be easily combined to produce custom reports.
- The report can be customized as required.
- The report can be saved in html, pdf, or rtf format using the export function.
- Trending data can be exported to CSV file for further analysis or report generation with 3rd party applications
Click here to download reports samples.
A versatile traffic generator allows you to perform network load testing and traffic reproduction testing. Two modes are supported: packet mode (in which a specified packet is sent repeatedly) or in buffer mode (in which traffic from one or more trace files are replayed on the network).
The ClearSight Analyzer application protocol analysis engine has ability to analyze multicast traffic for IPTV found in many service providers today. It automatically groups Multicast stream and show server/clients for each multicast stream.
It provide Channel Zapping Analysis that reviews IPTV Channel Change Latency (time from channel change command arrived to current channel signal cease) , Channel Gap (time with no channel signal feed when changing channel) and Channel Overlap (noisy screen when changing channel). It also shows Client based visualization of multicast streams, showing how a user zaps several TV channels.
Models & Accessories
ClearSight Analyzer Software
ClearSight Analyzer Software on CD
CSA W/IP Multicast/History Rprt/Packet Gen
CSA W/IP Multicast/History Rprt/Packet Gen on CD
IP Multicast Visualization, Hist Reporter, and Packet Gen for CSA
|Computer||Industry standard computer system (laptop or desktop), with a CD drive for software installation|
|Processor||Pentium 4 (or equivalent) running at 1 GHz minimum(2 GHz recommended)|
|RAM||512 MB minimum (1 GB recommended)|
2 GB minimum if running Windows Vista or Windows 7 Professional
|Hard Disk Space||40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with SP3. (Disable the firewall)|
Microsoft Windows XP Professional with SP3. (Disable the firewall)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32 and 64 bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.x Professional
|Monitor||VGA color monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution and 16 colors|
|Network Adapter||Network connection with NDIS-compliant network device driver|
ClearSight Analyzer directly supports more than 350 protocols and the integration of WireShark decodes, now at version 1.12.3, which increases the total protocol supported to more than 1,000. Below is just a short list of protocols supported. The full list can be downloaded here.
|Non-VoIP Applications||DNS, HTTP, FTP, TELNET, Citrix, POP3, SMTP, Exchange, ISAKMP, KERBEROS, MS SQL, Oracle, SMB, AIM, BOOTP, Gopher, Media Player, Napster, NETBIOS, NFS, NNTP, QuickTime, RIP, RIPNG, SNMP, TFTP, X Windows, Yahoo Messenger, MSN, Skype|
|VoIP Protocols||H.323 (H.225, H.245, RAS), SIP (RFC 3261, T.38 Fax over IP), SCCP (Skinny), MEGACO/ H.248, MGCP|
|SIGTRAN||IUA: RFC 3057 ISDN UA, SUA, M2PA, M2TP, M2UA: RFC 3331, SS7 MTP2 UA, M3UA: RFC 3332, SS7 MTP3 UA, MAP, SCTP, ISUP|
|Media Protocol||RTP, RTCP, RTSP|
|Audio Codecs||G.711 (μ-law and a-law), G.721, G.722, G.723 mono, G.726, G.729, GSM mono, 4-bit mono DVI 8 KHz, 11.025 KHz, 22.05 KHz, MPEG layer (I, II-TS, III, IV), iLBC, AMR (GSM, 3GPP), ASF|
|Supported Video Codecs||H.261, H.263 (mode A and B), JPEG (411, 422, 111), MPEG4, H.264|
|Mobile Protocol||Support for 3G-324M and LTE the umbrella protocol for video telephony in 3G/4G mobile networks|
|EOAM Decode||Ethernet OAM frames in both ITU and IEEE format|
ClearSight Analyzer Data Sheet
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SIP Interoperability Troubleshooting Application Note
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Using the Packet Generator to perform VoIP Pre-deployment Testing Application Note
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Application Centric Analysis White Paper
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Miercom Lab Test Report for ClearSight Analyzer
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Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute
As Japan's leading research institution, JAERI was involved in establishing technologies for atomic energy and in the overall advancement of science and technology. Its research involved study of radiation, and leading-edge basic research where massive amount of data was generated and distributed to various R&D centers across the country.
The ClearSight Analyzer is used in the backbone network that forms the core of the JAERI network. The benefits of installing the ClearSight Analyzer were not just limited to the core network but extended to enable network management to concentrate on ensuring the stable operation of all of JAERI's networks.
As growth in Leopalace 21's business increases the number of offices and employees, the Japanese company's IT department needs to minimize system shutdowns due to servers or network faults. Needing a tool that is easy to use and provide clear visualization of traffic issues, the company chose the ClearSight Analyzer for the job.
In addition to reducing the time to recover from system faults, the company was able to improve security by integrating processes ranging from network monitoring to analysis.
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