Network Monitoring System extends visibility to mobile devices.
February 13, 2012 -
For security of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments, StealthWatch® System analyzes mobile device information collected from existing network infrastructure and detects issues stemming from any device on network, including personal smartphones, tablets, and laptops. System enables organizations to uncover externally launched attacks such as botnets, worms, and advanced persistent threats, as well as internal risks including network misuse, policy violations, and data leakage.
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Lancope Extends in-Depth Network Visibility to Mobile Devices, Protecting BYOD Environments
Company's NetFlow-based monitoring solution delivers comprehensive security amidst IT consumerization and growing network complexity
ATLANTA, -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security and network performance monitoring, today announced that its StealthWatch® System extends comprehensive network visibility to mobile devices for the security of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments. By analyzing mobile device information collected from existing network infrastructure, StealthWatch cost-effectively detects issues stemming from any device on the network without having to install additional software or deploy expensive probes. Lancope will host a complimentary webinar on mobile device security later this month.
"Mobile users often circumvent corporate security policies and safeguards, and it is too cumbersome - and often impossible - to install and manage security software on every new device," said Joe Yeager, director of product management at Lancope. "With 75 percent of companies allowing employee-owned mobile devices to be used at work, now is the time for organizations to adopt a solution like StealthWatch that leverages existing infrastructure to deliver seamless security monitoring for any device that enters the network."
Traditional threat detection mechanisms such as probe devices, antivirus and IDS/IPS quickly become cost prohibitive and ineffective within a BYOD environment. Unlike these technologies, StealthWatch leverages NetFlow and other flow data inherent in network infrastructure to provide end-to-end visibility for dramatically improved network troubleshooting and risk posture.
Through sophisticated behavioral analysis, StealthWatch can detect and alarm on anomalous behavior originating from anywhere on the network, including users' personal smartphones, tablets or laptops. This enables organizations to quickly and easily uncover externally-launched attacks such as botnets, worms or advanced persistent threats, as well as internal risks including network misuse, policy violations and data leakage - regardless of the device being used.
Advanced identity and application awareness further enhance security investigations by tracing the root cause of unusual behavior all the way down to the exact user and program responsible. These features also support other efforts such as network forensics and regulatory compliance. In addition to improving mobile security, StealthWatch can help ensure high levels of performance for mobile users by quickly assessing issues that may be causing a slowdown.
"Beginning this year, mobile devices will exceed PCs in both shipments and spending," adds Yeager. "Meanwhile, Gartner has predicted that 90 percent of companies will allow corporate applications on personal devices by 2014. While conventional defenses are losing their efficacy amidst this rapidly-evolving environment, StealthWatch is filling in the gaps and providing the situational awareness needed to maintain high levels of security and performance in light of IT consumerization and BYOD."
To register for Lancope's complimentary webinar on mobile device security taking place on Wednesday, February 22, go to: http://www.lancope.com/news-events/webinars/mobile-device/. Further 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 www.lancope.com.
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