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26th of July 2016 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 4.2.6 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • Compatibility with PHP mysqli library
  • PHP deprecated fix-ups.
  • Bug-fixes: Better ticks for graphs with a lower aggregation step.


21st of June 2013 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 4.2.4 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • New statistic: Flows.
  • Better install scripts.
  • Bug-fixes: Fixed uptime counter overflow in the netflow export.
  • Bug-fixes: Wrong anomalie's length counting.
  • Bug-fixes: Longer flows are supported (i.e. C6K NAT export is using a long flows).


6th of March 2012 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 4.2.0 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • 32 and 64 bit versions
  • Trends statistic per interfaces
  • Optimal work with a shared memory
  • Optimal table checks routines.
  • Support for SEGV and tracebacks.
  • Much more power for many collector's instances.
  • Bug-fixes: Seg-fault patch for config file parser.
  • Bug-fixes: Time fixup for C4500 switches, swap first and last flow time.
  • Bug-fixes: Corrected query offset for Trends actions.
  • Bug-fixes: Installation scripts are requiring a 'bash'.


17th of January 2011 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 4.1.4 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • A 'list' operand in the filter settings
  • Bug-fixes: winter/summer time change patch
  • Bug-fixes: MySQL memory table quick aggregation


4th of March 2010 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 4.1.3 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • Improved aggregation process, it scales around 35% quicker.
  • Aggregation is using memory tables in special cases. - (high max_heap_table_size and tmp_table_size)
  • UDP flooding network anomalies module.
  • Better support for user stylesheeting.
  • Bug-fixes: Language support for the web interface.
  • Bug-fixes: Default settings is non-compressed index files.
  • Bug-fixes: More often clear utilization data.
  • Bug-fixes: Non-recognized 2bytes AS numbers for netflow 9.


1st of January 2010 - New Caligare's slogan released.
Caligare company has released a new product slogan:

Caligare makes the network better!

This slogan will be included in our product materials, now.

22th of April 2009 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 4.1.2 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • Automatically find socket to the database.
  • Added support for table compression (higher CPU usage).
  • Added comments in the forward rule list.
  • Profiles ware extended (global, group or local flags).
  • Bug-fixes: Port sharing for more collectors (memory violation).
  • Bug-fixes: Trends and ASes conversations was badly formatted in the graph.
  • Bug-fixes: Profiles sharing implementation.


30th of July 2008 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 4.1.0 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • Automatic repair table for overview graphs.
  • User configurable overviews per row.
  • User configurable menu and submenu style.
  • Alpha factor for company icon in graphs.
  • New smaller icons for forward and filtering in overview.
  • Removed dDoS collector protection feature.
  • Automatic tables optimalization for frequently used tables.
  • Added SQL recommendations - table and optimal configuration parameters.
  • Added useful counters in the Status->Collector.
  • New documentation/help system.
  • Bug-fixes: Bad detection of GD library. Now, the software require GD2 with truecolor support.
  • Bug-fixes: Bad interpretation of company icon position in graphs.
  • Bug-fixes: Uncorrectly saved profiles and impossibility to delete profiles.


19th of March 2008 - Caligare join with INVEA-TECH to lunch a hardware based netflow analyzing solution.

The goal of the new partnership is to improve network monitoring, reduce overall troubleshooting cost and knowledge sharing. Click on Caligare join with INVEA-TECH for more information.



10th of May 2007 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 4.0.3 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • New filter and forward icons in the Overview menu.
  • Filter counters in the Status->Collector.
  • Anomalies, alerts and incidents search menu.
  • Bug-fixes: Error while creating a new filter rule.
  • Bug-fixes: Filter doesn't work after update 4.0.1.
  • Bug-fixes: PHP memory limit auto-setup.
  • Bug-fixes: Corrected access rights to the PHP scripts.


13th of February 2007 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 4.0.2 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • Database status check while logged in.
  • More user friendly add rules commands.
  • Optimized function which sends flows to the database.
  • Bug-fixes: Huge database process load.
  • Bug-fixes: Correct time feature has caused full memory and data table corruption.
  • Bug-fixes: Help->Debug was not accessible throught web interface.
  • Bug-fixes: Impossible edit profile name after save.


30th of January 2007 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 4.0.1 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • New overview design (with average values).
  • Overview details (click on the overview graph).
  • Sharing memory ring buffer gives better power (about 80%).
  • Multitab Options->Global menu.
  • Graph anti-aliasing support.
  • Optionaly display values in the bits/sec in the overview graph.
  • Configurable graph overview image size.
  • Automatical hourly table index.
  • More collector status values (full buffer, # rows, currupted flows etc...).
  • Bug-fixes: Parsing of capacity value in the Utilization maps menu.
  • Bug-fixes: Unspecified internal network for anomalies.
  • Bug-fixes: Utilization history clean up.
  • Bug-fixes: Collector data sampling.


14th of November 2006 - New family of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 4.0.0 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • Network anomalies detection (NA)
  • NA module: network port scan (it detects network worms)
  • NA module: host port scan
  • NA module: ICMP flooding
  • NA module: TCP/SYN flooding
  • NA module: network games detection
  • NA module: peer-2-peer application detection
  • Menu redesign, more menu hints and installation tips
  • Correction of unsynchronized time
  • Support for FREE version
  • Bug-fixes: Netflow version 9 template parsing
Click on Caligare version 4.0.0 for more information.


20th of July 2006 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 3.3.2 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • Utilization graphs in the overview window
  • Modified parsing functions, new error messages, and support for ! exclusion
  • Averages per second for collector status values and in the Overview
  • Better check for corrupted netflow packets
  • Added next fields in to the generator of the debug file
  • Support for converting bytes in to bit per second
  • Bug-fixes: Display of forwarded packets statistic
  • Bug-fixes: Netflow version 9 time parsing
  • Bug-fixes: In the DEMO mode user cannot remove data tables


18th of May 2006 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 3.3.1 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • In the devices menu you can assign own interface names
  • Checking status of tables and automatical repairing
  • Bug-fixes: Device IP wasn't parsed in the filter lists
  • Bug-fixes: Device IP was badly formatted in the search menu


17th of May 2006 - New netflow portal.
Caligare released new portal which is targeted on netflow. You can study all netflow versions, RFCes, other netflow application and developer, etc... For more information, check our netflow portal.

8th of March 2006 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 3.3.0 is available to our customers. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  • AS names are displayed in the search results
  • Flow Filtering (can be also used for load-balancing)
  • Spoofing source IP address when forwarding
  • Domain name resolution for conversation stats (only in the table)
  • Reduce size factor for collectors
  • Time, bytes and packets parsing in the Trends,Search,Iface menu
  • More effecient database inserts (long multivalue insert 1MB)
  • Bug-fixes: IP to AS or country mapping fixed
  • Bug-fixes: Sorting networks names in the trends, search ...


5th of December 2005 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 3.2.4 is available to our customers. New Caligare Netflow analyzer offers external authentication support, dns caching options and corrected graph generation in the interfaces menu.

1st of November 2005 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector version 3.2.3 is available to our customers. New Caligare Netflow analyzer offers TCP flags parsing and corrected summer time change bug.

16th of September 2005 - New version of CFI software released.
Caligare Flow Inspector netflow software is now available to our customers, CFI version 3.2.2. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features: LDAP authentication support, anonymous login, new 10 statistics in the Trends menu, new button for resolving interface names, Cisco NetFlow Configurator, user port name database, user editable IP to AS or country mapping, new status messages for collector and unit, device discover and new main screen design.

9th of August 2005 - New version of CFI software released.
Now available to our Caligare Flow Inspector software customers, CFI version 3.2.1. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features group restrictions and corrected installation for non-debian distributions (functional with Fedora Core 3).

18th of July 2005 - New version of CFI software released.
Now available to our Caligare Flow Inspector software customers, CFI version 3.2.0. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  1. interface statistic
  2. command history
  3. list of applications and protocols
  4. sending results to email address
  5. more application rules
  6. nf_debug script for sending debug information to support team
  7. and many other ...



2nd of July 2005 - Features in CFI version 4.0.
Caligare started working on many improvements for the Caligare Flow Inspector software - CFI 4.0. The new version will include Intrusion Detection System (IDS). IDS is used for worm and abnormal network activities detection, and deeper network analysis. Click on for more info.


13th of June 2005 - working on new CFI version 3.2.0.
Caligare started working on a several new features for the Caligare Flow Inspector software - CFI 3.2.0. The new version will include the following new features: Interface Statistics and Traffic Matrix. Click on for more info.


23rd of May 2005 - Self installing CFI version released.
To make your installation easier, our company came up with a self installing version which is available for our clients from today. For this type of installation you do not need any Linux (Debian) knowledge or experience. The one and only requirement is to install this version on a separate server/computer and do a clean install (nothing on the hard drive), because of the Linux environment which is supporting this software. Both, ISO-CD download file and ISO-CD manual are available on our download web page.


11th of May 2005 - New version of CFI software released.
Now available to our Caligare Flow Inspector software customers, CFI version 3.1.0. Caligare Flow Inspector offers the following new features:
  1. New Types of Graphs: e.g. spider graph, installation script upgrade.
  2. Utilization Maps: with this feature you can define maps with one or more objects and paths. For every object you can define certain conditions (e.g. IP address networks). CFI will count 5 minute byte utilization for each object and display the results on the public available map. This map (or simply image) can be linked from any other web page. You can define maps for displaying utilization of web services, FTP transfers or overall network activity. More information about this feature is available in updated CFI manual.
  3. Context Help: the most used and important pages in CFI application are linked to the page in the manual that shows the detailed feature or setup description making your work easier.



5th of January 2005 - TRIAL version of CFI is available.
Caligare company released 30 days - TRIAL version of Caligare Flow Inspector software.
Please, click on REQUEST LICENSE KEY link to obtain TRIAL VERSION license key.


10th of December 2004 - TRIAL version of CFI for our customers will be available.



29th of November 2004 - Caligare Flow Inspector on market.
Caligare Flow Inspector is available on market. Check our download section and read documentation for more info.


24th of November 2004 - Launched version 3.0 of CFI software.
CFI software is a tool for processing and evaluating network traffic, using network packet export statistics from the router. It is also a user-friendly application used for network diagnostics. It has the added ability of real time monitoring and data analysis, in which you can find and locate network traffic transmitted over the local host and local networks.




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