Lancope Joins Open Networking Foundation To Help Promote and Secure Software-Defined Networking
ATLANTA, July 22, 2013 – Lancope, Inc., a leader in network visibility and security intelligence, has joined the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to help secure and promote the adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN). ONF is a user-driven organization dedicated to the commercialization and development of open standards for SDN. Implementing SDN results in extremely dynamic, manageable, cost-effective and adaptable network architecture.
“SDN will soon revolutionize the networking world,” said Kerry Armistead, vice president of product management for Lancope. “As with any other new technology, security must be of the utmost concern during the early phases of SDN development. By joining ONF, Lancope is committing to help promote the benefits of SDN while also working to ensure that it is developed and implemented in a way that does not jeopardize network security or increase enterprise risk.”
ONF is the steward of the OpenFlow™ protocol, the first open programming interface for SDN. The Foundation is built on the premise that rapid SDN adoption requires practical solutions. ONF provides standardized approaches that free global organizations from vendor lock-in and allow users to achieve maximum organizational impact by innovating and governing the operation of their networks according to business objectives, through software of their control.
Lancope is excited to become part of this valuable group at such a pivotal time in SDN development. ONF members include a mix of enterprise IT, cloud and telecom service providers, as well as network equipment and silicon vendors.
By collecting and analyzing NetFlow and other types of flow data from existing network infrastructure, Lancope’s StealthWatch® System provides a comprehensive view of network activity for more effective network and security operations. Through in-depth network visibility, StealthWatch enables organizations to quickly identify and address both advanced cyber-attacks and potential performance issues.
Pervasive network intelligence helps users combat evolving challenges such as APTs and insider threats, and also embrace new architectures including cloud, BYOD and SDN without sacrificing network protection. Coupled with advanced StealthWatch capabilities including application, mobile, virtual and identity awareness, this level of network insight dramatically improves incident response, network troubleshooting, forensic investigations and compliance.
“ONF’s primary mission is to drive the deployment and commercialization of SDN and the OpenFlow protocol,” said Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation. “We’re continuously working to provide organizations with greater control and insight into their networks to better address today’s dynamic computing environments. This year, we have committed to building out the OpenFlow substrate, with the security concerns of global organizations as a top priority. New members committed to that goal make our mission all the more achievable.”
Lancope, Inc. is a leading provider of network visibility and security intelligence to defend enterprises against today’s top threats. By collecting and analyzing NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of flow data, Lancope’s StealthWatch® System helps organizations quickly detect a wide range of attacks from APTs and DDoS to zero-day malware and insider threats. Through pervasive insight across distributed networks, including mobile, identity and application awareness, Lancope accelerates incident response, improves forensic investigations and reduces enterprise risk. Lancope’s security capabilities are continuously enhanced with threat intelligence from the StealthWatch Labs research team. For more information, visit lancope.com.
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