Top Protocols

The Top Protocols dashboard report displays the transport Layer 4 protocols (e.g., TCP, UDP, ICMP) used the most. This data is useful in determining what protocol is used the most on a network during a specified time period.

Note: This report only displays layer 4 networking protocols. Other traffic that is commonly referred to as a protocol, such as HTTP, FTP, or IMAP, is displayed on the Top Applications dashboard report.

You can choose to display sender traffic by bytes, packets, or flows using the report settings dialog. Providing alternate sorting methods allows you to monitor and identify hosts that are the largest consumers of interface resources other than bandwidth.

To display Flow and Packet measurements, click a column heading () for column selection list (). You can also include:

See Also

Network Traffic

Working with NTA reports using the world map



Top Cities

Top Conversations Between Cities

Interface Usage

NBAR Applications - Flow Details

NBAR Applications - Interface Totals

NTA Types of Services (ToS)

Suspicious Connections Report

Packet Size Distribution

Top Ports

Top Applications

Top Conversations

Top Endpoint Groups

Top Endpoints

ICMP Types

Top Interfaces by Traffic

Top Interfaces by Utilization

Top Sources with Interfaces

Traffic Totals

Unclassified Traffic

Class-Based QoS Usage