Lancope Boosts StealthWatch Network Analysis Suite With Application Awareness

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 02-11-2011 Print Email
Lancope updated its StealthWatch platform to collect and analyze network data traffic to identify security and network problems based on deep packet inspection and real-time bandwidth information.

Lancope updated its StealthWatch network behavioral analysis platform with application awareness and visualization tools to help IT managers detect and address network problems.

The new StealthWatch platform can analyze up to 1.5 million flows per second, according to Lancope. It features granular application awareness, flexible grouping of network assets and relational mapping for network visualization, Lancope said.

StealthWatch 6.0, announced Feb. 7, collects and analyzes network data flows and other traffic data to give IT teams end-to-end network visibility and greater forensic intelligence to identify anomalous activity, such as traffic spikes, botnet activity and performance degradation, Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope, told eWEEK. StealthWatch represented an "intersection of network and security," Potts said, as the platform examines flow data to identify both network and security issues. Managers can't identify the problem if they can't figure out what's wrong with the environment, he said.

"Remediation comes later. The first step is to focus on what's happening with the network or application," said Potts. Stealthwatch reduces the time from problem onset to resolution, he said.


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