Fidelis Security Systems Expands Network Visibility and Control to Include User Awareness
Jan 17, 2011 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Fidelis Security Systems, a Company focused in network security solutions for the prevention of cyber attacks and data breaches, announced the latest version of the network security solution, Fidelis XPS.
According to the Company, the latest version now has the ability to associate any network activity to a specific user identity in real-time using dynamic IP address to user identity (IP-to-ID) mapping technology.
Working with A10 Networks ID Series network identity management appliances, Fidelis XPS customers can now leverage IP-to-ID technology to automatically identify the activities of individual users or directory-based groups, enabling an organization to visualize a user's network activities, implement user or group-based security policies, and link network security events with particular users for user-aware forensic analysis.
"Knowledge of user identity enables more intelligent security decisions within the network infrastructure, especially in restricting access to services and applying content filtering," said Phil Schacter, managing vice president at Gartner, Inc. "Historically, identity awareness occurred in networks only on the remote edges of the WAN but we expect that over time, awareness of user information will be ubiquitous throughout the network."
With Fidelis XPS's integration with A10 Networks' ID Series appliances, customers can now extend the visibility they already have into protocols, applications, content, and threats to the identity of the user on the network, with the ability to tie specific network events with actual user identities. Working in conjunction with A10 Networks' ID Series products, Fidelis XPS can consume dynamic IP-to-ID information from multiple user directories, operating systems, and networking devices using a modular, agent-less approach, and apply that information to all network traffic in real-time.
"The Fidelis XPS core architecture, Deep Session Inspection, has always allowed our customers the real-time network visibility to determine the 'what' and 'where' by being able to see deep into content and applications, over any port and protocol," said Peter George, CEO of Fidelis Security System. "With our integration with the A10 Networks ID Series products, we can now offer our customers the answer to 'who'. Providing the user identity brings an entirely new level of context to the forefront to enable more efficient and timely policy enforcement and remediation actions."
Through the integration of the Fidelis XPS and A10 Networks ID Series IP-to-ID solution, Fidelis Security Systems is certified as a partner for A10's IP-to-ID Enabled Program. The Fidelis XPS/A10 Networks ID solution has been tested and certified by both companies and is available to customers immediately.
Learn more about how the combination of content and user-awareness can give visibility and control by attending the upcoming webinar, "Get the Full Picture: Bring Real-time User Identity Into View" Webinar at 1 p.m. EST on February 10, 2011. Go to fidelissecurity.com/webinars to register.
A10 Networks provides networking and security solutions.
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