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Viavi Solutions Inc., Network and Service Enablement (NSE) products provide network and service enablement solutions. These solutions deliver the end-to-end visibility, intelligence and insight you need to manage the network.They enable the design, development, deployment and maintenance of communication equipment and networks.

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Observer Analyzer - Standard

Observer is a network analyzer for LAN, wireless 802.11 a/b/g, low-utilization gigabit, Token Ring and FDDI networks. Observer provides real-time metrics, packet capture, decode, trending and more for shared and switched environments.Observer Analyzer offers three product options based on features and functionality levels. They are Standard, Expert and Suite with Suite having all available features and fuctionality.


The first level of network control is to fully understand network health. With Observer Standard, administrators gain critical insight to make network adjustments for improved efficiency. Observer also offers greater problem solving capabilities for faster troubleshooting. Protocol analysis, real-time statistics, trending and network troubleshooting.


Observer Benefits:

  • Convert your PC or laptop into a powerful analyzer
  • Capture, view, and decode traffic in real time
  • Instantly assess the effectiveness of network changes
  • Monitor and graph real-time bandwidth utilization
  • Save historical data
  • Baseline your network Identify virus and hack attacks
  • Collect statistics by user, packet size, or protocol
  • Filter easily through data to isolate issues
  • Perform stress testing
  • Speed troubleshooting with proactive notification
  • View router traffic patterns in real time
  • Analyze your VLANs independently or in aggregate Monitor wired and wireless together


Standard Feature Details Below - Click to expand

Packet Capture and Decode


Packet Capture and Decode


  • Over 550 primary protocols
  • Countless subprotocols (including wireless)
  • Nanosecond resolution
  • Add administrator comments to any packet
  • Dynamic port protocol decode
  • Schedule packet captures
  • Conceal private IP addresses
  • Real-Time Statistics


Real-Time Statistics


Real Time Statistics


Over 30 real-time statistics available

  • Network summary
  • Bandwidth utilization
  • Internet Observer
  • Access point load monitor
  • Pair statistics
  • Protocol distribution
  • Network activity
  • Wireless site survey
  • Router Observer
  • VLAN Analysis


Top Talkers


Top Talkers


  • Understand bandwidth usage by device
  • Determine if a station is consuming too much bandwidth
  • View LAN use patterns
  • Detect faulty network hardware
  • Make informed decisions about network segmentation
  • Find broadcast storms
  • Review switch usage and resource allocation






  • Include or exclude packets by address, address range, protocol offsets, and presets
  • Use Boolean logic to create complex features
  • Filter with Perl-compatible regular expressions
  • Design filters visually
  • Create protocol filters from the protocol distribution list
  • Execute multiple filters concurrently
  • Share filter libraries with other Observer users
  • Quickly configure filters with fast post filtering
  • Utilize data mining capabilities


Triggers and Alarms


Triggers and Alarms


  • Flag activities or errors with a pre-defined list
  • Set custom notifications based on any filter
  • Receive alerts as vulnerabilities are detected
  • Choose alert method (e-mail, pager, etc.)
  • Obtain e-mails with virus information including source and destination
  • Setup any trigger to have an associated action
  • Pop up message windows
  • Activate captures Start/append logs
  • Print trouble tickets
  • Execute external programs
  • Manage triggers and alarms for multiple probes from one location
  • Set a trigger on any WLAN activity


Network Trending and Reporting


Network Trending and Reporting


  • Collect trending data for Ethernet Internet VLANs WLANs
  • Gain insight into total network health over time
  • Collect and store network, Internet, and switch data for days, weeks, months, even years
  • View a single time period (i.e. day or month) or create period-to-period comparison reports
  • Obtain instant snapshots with Ready-Made Reports


Wireless Support




  • Complete support for 802.11a/b/g
  • Wireless types by station
  • Errors by station Wireless
  • Site Survey
  • Determine AP Placement
  • Site configuration tools
  • Multiple security encryption options
  • Long-term trending information
  • Find rogue access points
  • Signal quality and data rates
  • Enforce WLAN security policies
  • Wireless Triggers and Alarms


Internet Observer


Internet Observer

  • Obtain specific Internet activity
  • Review individual Internet usage with Internet Patrol
  • Receive true Layer 3 IP addresses with IP Pairs Matrix
  • Use IP Subprotocols by Station to gain each usersí specific Internet usage by service


The Observer product line was originally developed by Network Instruments and was combined with JDSU products to create Viavi Solutions that deliver end to end visibility of the network.