A twitter feed debating Australia’s purposed government plans to log internet traffic caught my attention this morning and got me thinking about Identity Aware NetFlow. Although storing user information is a hot topic for many countries around the world, the fact is that there are quite a few data retention laws that already exist . Many companies are required to adhere to compliance laws and are scrambling to meet these requirements. This is why Identity Aware NetFlow has become such a valuable asset; it helps these companies meet their requirements with minimal overhead. It does this by using NetFlow/IPFIX technology which is already a part of their router or switches OS.