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    Forefront TMG - who or what site is using bandwidth

    We are using Forefront TMG and our internet connection is being maxed out (yes we do need a faster connection. but not an option at the moment).
    What I need is a way to view live or nearly live data on what sites/users are currently consuming all our bandwidth, anyone know of any way of doing this even if it means buying extra reporting software?

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    If you run the daily report it'll show you what sites are pulling the most bandwidth. Depending whether you have and filtering in place this is likely to be media streaming sites like YouTube, we7.com, or grooveshark.com

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    Yes, we do that already, we need some way to do a similar thing but on pretty much live data, so we can ascertain what sites/users are using up all the bandwidth at this point in time so we can take some immediate action. It's becomming a real problem, yes the real answer is to get a faster internet connection, but that's not going to happen for quite a while, if at all, so we need some way to proactively monitor it in real time.

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    Honestly I've never found a way to reliably get data out of TMG or ISA

    We use a combination of MRTG and NTOP running on unix boxes to gather close to realtime traffic stats - Can be run as VMs and fairly easy to setup.

    MRTG - Tobi Oetiker's MRTG - The Multi Router Traffic Grapher
    Netflow and sFlow based Open Source Network Traffic Monitoring

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    Yes, beginning to realise TMG is a bit of a chocolate teapot product for this sort of thing ;-)

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    You need a third party filter like GFI webmonitor to do this. Expensive though

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    Old thread I know, but this might be helpful to those asking the same question: FASTVUE | Bandwidth Charts Explanation..

    For Realtime reports on bandwith (bits/sec) querying your switch port should give you an overview. Something integrated with TMG (like Fastvue ) can only (?) report MB/user.

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