Riverbed Cascade Gateways vs Cascade Profiler vs Cascade Sensor
Cascade Gateways collects network flow data already existing in an organization’s network provides intelligent de-duplication retaining information on where each flow was recorded, and sends this condensed data to the Cascade Profiler.
Cascade Profiler complements this information with layer 7 application and response time data retrieved from a Cascade Sensor deployed in the datacenter. These records are then further enhanced with user identification information provided by active directories, switch port information, QoS, and SNMP data. The result is a complete view of a business application flow from the back end server to the users desktop.
Cascade also provides an extensive set of integrations, with management systems typically deployed in an IT environment to further streamline workflows and provide value across multiple operations teams.