Lancope to Demonstrate Flow-based Network Visibility and Forensic Intelligence with StealthWatch System at Infosecurity Europe
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Press release date: April 18, 2011
LONDON, April 18, 2011 - New StealthWatch 6.0 leverages flow data from existing infrastructure to improve security, network and application performance
Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security, network and application performance monitoring, will demonstrate the next generation of its powerful StealthWatch System at Infosecurity Europe taking place April 19-21 in London. StealthWatch delivers end-to-end network visibility and greater forensic intelligence for organisations seeking to address the challenges introduced by IT consumerisation, user mobility and cloud computing. Higher education customer, Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam (GLR), will also attend the show to provide first-hand insight into how flow-based monitoring can dramatically improve security posture and network operations for organisations of all sizes.
"StealthWatch provides organisations worldwide with the in-depth network intelligence they need to maintain strong security and deliver high performance across massive, widely distributed networks," said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. "In today's constantly evolving technology environment, with more and more traffic and applications flooding enterprise networks and cyber attacks growing in sophistication on a daily basis, organisations can no longer afford to ignore areas of their infrastructure for which they have no visibility. Amid today's security landscape, end-to-end visibility is a necessity, not just an option."
StealthWatch leverages NetFlow(TM), sFlow® and other flow data from existing routers and switches to deliver comprehensive visibility across physical and virtual networks. The system eliminates network blind spots, cuts costs and dramatically reduces the time from problem onset to resolution. In addition to detecting sophisticated, externally-launched attacks that often bypass perimeter defenses, StealthWatch can also uncover internal threats such as policy violations, network misuse, misconfigurations and data leakage that traditional security solutions cannot detect.
Alongside flow-based monitoring and anomaly detection, the system features advanced capabilities such as application and identity awareness to further expedite troubleshooting, assist in forensic investigations and support compliance initiatives. StealthWatch is scalable to meet the needs of even the largest networks, analyzing up to 1.5 million flows per second.
Key new capabilities in StealthWatch 6.0 include:
o Application performance monitoring via behavioural analysis and deep packet inspection to detect application-level issues
o Relational flow mapping to provide real-time, graphical views of network traffic to more easily uncover problems
o Grouping of related hosts to analyse the traffic between them and quickly detect anomalies and assess performance
o Advanced reporting capabilities to retrieve the exact data and level of detail needed and simplify the creation of high-level reports for management and compliance initiatives
"For today's large, dynamic network environments, traditional, perimeter-based security solutions are no longer enough," said Adam Powers, CTO at Lancope. "With growing trends such as globalisation, IT consumerisation, virtualisation and user mobility, the network perimeter has quickly vanished. This new environment requires organizations to seek out innovative solutions such as StealthWatch that provide more robust and reliable security by detecting a comprehensive range of threats across all segments of the network."
Lancope will exhibit the StealthWatch System in Booth B29 at Infosecurity Europe in Earls Court, London. Lancope CTO Adam Powers and Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam Network Engineer Mark Pleunes will jointly present "How to Monitor Network Performance & Security on the College Campus," in the Technical Theatre on Wednesday, April 20 at 4:00 pm BST ( http://www.infosec.co.uk/page.cfm/action=Seminars/SeminarID=68).
For more information on StealthWatch 6.0, please visit http://www2.lancope.com/Lancope_StealthWatch_What%27s_New_in_6.0.pdf. Additional details on StealthWatch can be found at: http://www.lancope.com/products/.
Lancope®, Inc. is a leading provider of flow-based monitoring solutions to ensure high-performing and secure networks for global enterprises. Unifying critical network performance and security information for borderless network visibility, Lancope provides actionable insight that reduces the time between problem identification and resolution. Enterprise customers worldwide, including healthcare, financial services, government and higher education institutions, rely on Lancope to make better network decisions, respond faster to network problem areas and avoid costly outages and downtime - at a fraction of the cost of conventional network monitoring solutions. With Lancope, you can know your network and run your business better. Privately held and venture-backed, Lancope is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.lancope.com.
Source: Lancope, Inc.
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