Patz and Associates Consulting was
established in 1989 by
Jerrold Patz to provide high-level problem solving and
to business and academia.
We often refer to forensic engineering as ‘behavior modeling’, Enterprise Performance Analysis,
and benchmark or baseline analysis. In some ways it is
a proper superset of capacity planning; and is generally more
diagnostic and descriptive.
After successfully postdicting the behavior of the elements under study, the
model then is
'turned around' to predict the future. One can hardly plan or
understand the future without a complete and accurate
where one is today.
Behavior Modeling has been the seed of
most of our analyses. We assist customers grappling with the management of
enterprise networks, or their complex networks of local servers and appliances.
As much art as hard science,
behavior modeling depends on good science and an
extensive historical perspective consisting of received wisdom,
other installations and situations, industry specifications, and, finally, best
practices. Using statistics and
trace elements, a behavior model can shed
valuable light on how enterprises can keep their infrastructures running at
Patz and Associates conducts a thorough and professional set
of analyses on the network infrastructure or selected
components of that
infrastructure. By network infrastructure we refer to those active elements of
the network whose
performance can be tuned to enhance the overall performance of
These elements include, but are not limited to:
gateways (proxy servers, Web servers, DNS, etc.)
firewalls, honeypots, tar pits
aggregates such as:
the overall IP scheme.
Based on the findings of our analyses, we
make recommendations to affect changes to enhance performance,
security, and/or operations. We
undertake to discover the topology fully, document its elements and behavior,
and benchmark its operations. Based on our formal document, discover, analyze,
and benchmark activities, we
will make recommendations to enhance operations or
to increase utility and survivability of the element or elements.
We have provided modeling services to more than 50
companies. Contact us for references, project summaries, or outcomes.