Getting Started

Deploying the Netify Agent

To deploy the Netify Agent, you will need basic knowledge of Linux or BSD as well as some principles in networking. Netify offers free remote installation support for those users who would benefit.


Installing Netify on a gateway is ideal in that there's no extra hardware required and the gateway is typically a great place to see interesting traffic as it egresses your network.

To see if your particular hardware appliance is supported, head over to the Get Netify page and browser the options under Supported Firewalls and Gateways.

Netify DPI Documentation

Supported Firewall / Gateway


Another popular way to ingest network flow data is to mirror it from a device that routes traffic for the network segment. In this case, you can install the Netify agent on a Linux host of your choice.

To see if your particular operating system is supported, head over to the Get Netify page and browser the options under Mirror/Span Port and Virtual Machines.

Netify DPI Documentation

Mirror/Span Port

Hardware Requirements

Netify requires modest hardware/virtual resources. For small networks, Netify can run on embedded systems like the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter 4 running OpenWrt - 256MB of RAM, 1 core, and just a few megabytes of storage to install the software.

Data Feed

One of the benefits of using the Netify Data Feed is that there is no agent to install. The Data Feeds provide access via an API for over 1600 applications. The feeds are updated on a weekly basis.

If you already have your API key, you can proceed over to the Netify Data Feeds API documentation. If you don't have a key and you'd like to learn more about the service and access sample data for review, please contact us at

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