Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium

 Title: ENAVis: Enterprise Network Activities Visualization Speaker: Qi Liao Graduate Student Computer Science and Engineering University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana Abstract: With the prevalence of multi-user environments, it has become an increasingly challenging task to precisely identify who is doing what on an enterprise network. Current management systems that rely on inferring user identity and application usage via log files from routers and switches are not capable of accurately reporting and managing a large-scale network due to the coarseness of the collected data. We propose a system that utilizes finer-grained data in the form of local context, i.e. the precise user and application associated with a network connection. Through the use of dynamic correlation and graph modeling, we developed a visualization tool called ENAVis (Enterprise Network Activities Visualization). ENAVis aids a real-world administrator in allowing them to more efficiently manage and gain insight about the connectivity between hosts, users, and applications that is otherwise obfuscated, lost or not collected in systems currently deployed in an enterprise setting. Location: Palenske 227 Date: 10/30/2008 Time: 3:10 PM

@abstract{MCS:Colloquium:QiLiao:2008:10:30,
author  = "{Qi Liao}",
title   = "{ENAVis: Enterprise Network Activities Visualization}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{30 October}",
year    = "{2008}"
}