Network traffic is the amount of data or network packets moving across a network at a given point in time.
It’s also the main component for network traffic measurement, network traffic control, and simulation.
Network traffic analysis provides one of the components essential to network security.
Unusual traffic is an indicator of an attack. Thus, Network traffic reports help inform how network security might configure firewalls, IDS, IPS, and other systems to prevent recurring attacks from being successful in the future.Back to Glossary