Collecting Asymmetric Data And Proxy Data On A Communication Network

Abstract

A system, method, and apparatus for collecting data streams, such as data packets, on a network, such as the Internet, are disclosed. A metadata portion of at least one of the data streams is analyzed on the network and evaluated using a metadata processing engine to identify a relationship between at least two of the plurality of data streams, e.g., a relationship between multiple users of interest, a new user of interest, etc. Evaluation of the metadata and the relationships can be performed algorithmically, as predetermined by an analyst or as provided as preset options by the network monitoring system (NMS). An interface manager can receive the new user of interest, evaluate the new user of interest for redundancy against existing users of interest of the NMS; then communicate the new user of interest to at least one access device to collect data streams associated with the new user of interest.


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  • Publication: Mar 3, 2015
  • Application: Apr 5, 2012
    US US 201213440877 A
  • Priority: Apr 5, 2012
    US US 201213440877 A
  • Priority: Apr 5, 2011
    US US 201161472189 P

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