Hardware Requirements

Netify requires very modest hardware/virtual resources:

  • Minimum 20GB Hard Disk
  • Minimum 1 GB RAM
  • Ideally 1 CPU core per port
  • Minimum 2 network interfaces (at least one physical)


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.

Don't see your firewall appliance? Check out the Netify download server to see staging repositories as well as skunk-works projects.
Supported Firewall / Gateway

Span/Mirror Port

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.
While any Linux distro can be used, Netify officially supports RedHat, CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu.


To install and configure a RedHat or CentOS host for the Netify agent, click here.


To install and configure a Debian or Ubuntu host for the Netify agent, click here.

Mirror/Span Port

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