Office of the Governor, State Of Connecticut

Challenges

  • Solved the following operational challenges with Stealthwatch by Lancope:
    • Reduced mean-time-to-know (MTTK) root cause of network or security incidents
    • Improved in network performance
    • Enhanced network security posture
    • Improved in application performance
    • Improved forensic analysis
    • Increased correlation of user identity and activity
    • Increased flow collection, monitoring and analysis

Use Case

  • Primarily uses Stealthwatch by Lancope in the following ways:
    • Incident response
    • Network forensics
    • Security forensics
    • Application performance monitoring
    • Network performance monitoring
  • Used Stealthwatch to detect or prevent the following security threats:
    • Advanced persistent threats
    • Network malware or virus
    • Suspicious user behavior
    • External hacking attempt
    • Compromised host
    • Command and control traffic/ botnets
    • Network reconnaissance
  • Is doing the following with Stealthwatch by Lancope deployment:
    • Monitoring a centralized network with a large number of satellite or retail locations
    • Monitoring traffic within a data center, physical and virtual

Results

  • Chose Stealthwatch by Lancope for the following capabilities:
    • Behavior-based security monitoring
    • Real-time flow monitoring capabilities
    • Internal visibility
    • DDoS
    • Forensics
    • Advanced persistent threat (APT) detection
    • Auditing and compliance requirements
    • Scalability
    • Application-aware network performance monitoring
  • Selected Stealthwatch by Lancope over the following vendors:
    • Fluke / Visual Network systems
    • Plixer
    • SolarWinds
  • Meets enterprise requirements by utilizing the following Stealthwatch by Lancope benefits:
    • Scalability and flexibility
    • Real-time threat detection and correlation with user identity data
    • Improved incident response and threat management
    • Enterprise-wide visibility into network activity
    • Deployment and support simplicity
    • Forensic analysis
  • Reduced the time it took to mitigate a security incident by 25 percent to 49 percent by deploying Stealthwatch.
  • Rated the following Stealthwatch by Lancope capabilities as compared to competing vendors:
    • Network Security: Much Better
    • Performance Monitoring: Much Better
    • Scalability: Much Better
    • Network Visibility: Much Better
    • Innovation: Much Better

Testimonials

“[Lancope] allows our engineers to address network performance issues faster and the Stealthwatch System has made our network more technically visible in our reports.”

Source:

Joseph Suarez, IT Systems Analyst, The Office of the Governor, State of Connecticut