Review the definitions for terms used across Cloudflare’s Magic Network Monitoring documentation.
|flow data||Represents records of communication between devices. There are a number of flow data protocols, such as NetFlow or sFlow.|
|NetFlow||Network protocol developed by Cisco to collect and monitor network traffic flow data.|
A number that identifies the network portion of an IP address. It tells devices if an IP address is on the same network or not. It is shown as a number after a slash (for example,
Using an analogy, the prefix is like a street address. If an IP is in the same street, it belongs to the same network of devices.
|sampling||In the context of Magic Network Monitoring, sampling is the process of taking samples of packets for a specific period to identify potential attacks.|
|sFlow||An industry standard packet sampling protocol to monitor network devices.|