I have a fairly large network, where should I place LANGuardian and sensors?

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I am unclear as to what I need to monitor on my network.
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Thanks for your question, Peter.

LANGuardian system can be connected to any switch which allows a SPAN session but to see the must traffic on your network the best place to connect is the core switch. In a network with a firewalled internet connection, the core switch can be pinpointed as the switch the Firewall is connected directly to.

In larger networks that contain multiple core switches, you must deploy a LANGuardian instance for each core switch. You designate one instance as a central manager and each of the other instances as a remote sensors. The remote sensors send information back to the central manager which compiles and stores all the data so that all the information is displayed on one single interface.

More information plus diagrams can be found here.