Lancope, a provider of flow-based monitoring solutions, held a panel discussion at Interop (News - Alert) titled “Advances in Network Management” that was moderated by Jim Frey, managing research director at Enterprise Management Associates, Inc. The discussion highlighted the most promising emerging network management technologies for today's dynamic, fast-paced network environments.
The dynamics of network management has changed tremendously due to constant demands for high network performance and 24/7 availability. The network infrastructure is also being continuously upgraded with new and enhanced devices to counter issues like increasing traffic volume. Apart from these, newer trends like virtualization and IT consumerization have also completely changed the face of network management.
Lancope exclaimed that today's IT administrators face infinitely greater challenges than they did in previous years. Traditional network management and security tools are no longer enough to maintain secure, high-performance networks in the current technology environment. Fortunately, in recent years, the industry has developed several network and security innovations that fill in the gaps where traditional tools leave off, empowering IT teams to effectively address current and future challenges.
Lancope’s StealthWatch system is one such solution that was supposedly designed to address these challenges.
Lancope claimed that its StealthWatch enables organizations to resolve problems quickly by providing actionable insight into network, security and data center operations. Combining powerful network performance monitoring and behavior-based anomaly detection, StealthWatch delivers total network visibility across physical and virtual environments from a single, integrated platform. The system delivers comprehensive network visibility across physical and virtual environments by leveraging NetFlow and other flow data from existing routers and switches.
StealthWatch is capable of thwarting both external attacks that breach perimeter defenses and internal threats such as policy violations, network misuse, misconfigurations and data leakage that traditional security solutions are not designed to detect. The system blends behavioral-based network performance and security monitoring with app and identity awareness at a fraction of the cost of conventional monitoring solutions. It also features advanced capabilities such as application and identity awareness to further expedite troubleshooting, assist in forensic investigations and support compliance initiatives.
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Edited by Rich Steeves