According to Independent Research Firm, Enterprises Require a New Approach for Detecting Attacks
ATLANTA, December 17, 2012 – Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security and network performance monitoring, and Cisco have released the jointly commissioned Technology Adoption Profile (TAP), “Responding To New Threats Requires A New Approach,” conducted by Forrester Consulting. According to the profile, “Security monitoring without contextual information does not provide the insight necessary to detect advanced modern threats. A comprehensive strategy leveraging flow analysis with contextual information is imperative in today’s enterprise.”
The study goes on to state: “Enlightened organizations have adopted network flow analysis capabilities to augment their preventative controls, but fail to include the additional context necessary to truly identify malicious activity within their networks.” The paper cites IP reputation, identity awareness, device data and application recognition as key capabilities that should have a higher importance within today’s organizations.
The Cisco Cyber Threat Defense Solution, which includes Lancope, addresses this lack of intelligence within enterprise networks by providing comprehensive insight into today’s most complex and stealthy threats. Lancope’s StealthWatch® System conducts sophisticated behavioral analysis of NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of flow data from Cisco infrastructure to deliver the in-depth, internal network visibility and security context necessary to detect and mitigate advanced attacks.
Instead of relying on signature updates, or only uncovering issues at the network perimeter, StealthWatch monitors network and host behaviors as a whole to establish baselines and quickly alarm on a wide range of anomalies across the entire infrastructure. This comprehensive analysis enables organizations to combat evolving risks including zero-day, APT and insider threats.
Lancope also delivers the following, additional security capabilities mentioned in the study:
IP Reputation StealthWatch uniquely provides internal host reputation through its proprietary Concern Index™, which automatically prioritizes the most concerning hosts on the network so they can be dealt with first. The system also delivers external IP reputation intelligence through the StealthWatch Labs research team and through its partnership with Team Cymru.
Identity & Device Data Lancope customers can obtain identity data from the StealthWatch IDentity™ appliance or through Lancope’s integration with the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE). Cisco ISE also provides in-depth device data, which is key for addressing BYOD challenges.
Application Awareness Lancope combines deep packet inspection and behavioral analysis to provide application awareness for enhanced network and security troubleshooting. URL data provides further context for more effective threat mitigation.
“We feel that the Forrester Consulting TAP paper reaffirms Lancope’s strategy of leveraging existing infrastructure to provide pervasive, yet cost-effective visibility and security intelligence across the entire enterprise network,” said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. “Conventional security technologies are no longer enough to safeguard today’s networks, and organizations must quickly adopt a new approach to defend their infrastructure from advanced attacks.”
For more information on Lancope solutions for combating emerging threats, go to: http://www.lancope.com/solutions/security-operations/. The full Forrester Consulting Technology Adoption Profile can be accessed here.
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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