Lancope Releases Report on the State of NetFlow for Advancing Network Security and Performance
Report unveils best practices for transforming enterprise networks with flow data both now and in the future
ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2012 – Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security, network and application performance monitoring, has released a report entitled, “The State of NetFlow: Advancing Security and Performance through Network Visibility.” The report features expert commentary from Lancope executives, as well as NetFlow end users and other industry thought leaders, and provides a wealth of information on how to harness the power of flow data for maximized network security and performance. To download the full report, go to: http://www.lancope.com/resource-center/industry-reports/state-of-netflow/.
“With enterprise networks growing more and more complex every day, now is the time for all organizations to take full advantage of flow data to maintain effective insight and control over their networks,” said Adam Powers, CTO of Lancope. “NetFlow technology is future proof. As your network size and capabilities grow, NetFlow technology is there to help you keep up.”
Amidst evolving trends such as IT consumerization, virtualization, streaming video, advanced persistent threats, IPv6 and user mobility, IT administrators are losing visibility into their increasingly complex enterprise networks. This report details how even the largest organizations can leverage NetFlow and other types of flow data from their existing infrastructure to cost-effectively achieve, among other benefits:
- More comprehensive, in-depth monitoring and protection
- Faster, more streamlined troubleshooting
- Vast savings of time, cost and resources
- Protection from APTs and other internal & external threats
- Support for forensic investigations
- Better compliance with industry regulations
- Visibility into next-generation architecture including 10G, MPLS, IPv6 and virtualized networks
Through the use of flow data, Dartmouth College reduced its incident analysis process from weeks to minutes and decreased network threats by 90 percent. Flow data has also enabled the Puget Sound Blood Center to retain the $22,680 it was typically losing for each hour of downtime, while allowing Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam to achieve a 75 percent hardware, software and maintenance cost savings for internal monitoring.
With 1) mobile Internet usage expected to outpace desktop usage in the next few years, 2) 83 percent of IT and security practitioners stating that their organization has been the target of advanced threats, and 3) video predicted to soon account for two-thirds of all Internet traffic, the need for improved network visibility will only increase in the near future. In fact, 96 percent of end user respondents in a survey conducted by Enterprise Management Associates said they plan to maintain or expand their use of flow data over the next 12-18 months.
In addition to covering current uses for NetFlow, the report also discusses what the future holds for the protocol in terms of expanded support and advanced capabilities including application, video/voice and identity data. In the wake of alarming statistics such as the average cost of a data breach in the U.S. being $214 per record, it is imperative that organizations begin to evaluate next-generation solutions like NetFlow to fill in the gaps where conventional technologies are no longer enough.
The full Lancope report on the State of NetFlow can be found at: http://www.lancope.com/resource-center/industry-reports/state-of-netflow/.
For information on Lancope’s StealthWatch® flow-based monitoring solution, go to 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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