The Strategic Value of Advanced Netflow for Enterprise Network Security

 Networks today are exponentially faster, bigger and more complex than those of just a few years ago. With thousands of devices going online for the first time each minute, and the data influx continuing unabated, it’s fair to say that we’re in the throes of an always-on culture. As the network becomes arguably the most valuable asset of the 21st century business, IT departments will be looked at to provide not just operational functions, but, more importantly, strategic value. Today’s

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How to Improve Cyber Security with Advanced Netflow Network Forensics

Most organizations today deploy network security tools that are built to perform limited prevention – traditionally “blocking and tackling” at the edge of a network using a firewall or by installing security software on every system. This is only one third of a security solution, and has become the least effective measure. The growing complexity of the IT infrastructure is the major challenge faced by existing network security tools. The major forces impacting current network security tools are the rising

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Deploying NetFlow as a Countermeasure to Threats like CNB

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Big Data – A Global Approach To Local Threat Detection

From helping prevent loss of life in the event of a natural disaster, to aiding marketing teams in designing more targeted strategies to reach new customers, big data seems to be the chief talking point amongst a broad and diverse circle of professionals. For Security Engineers, big data analytcs is proving to be an effective defense against evolving network intrusions thanks to the delivery of near real-time insights based on high volumes of diverse network data. This is largely thanks

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3 Ways Anomaly Detection Enhances Network Monitoring

With the increasing abstraction of IT services beyond the traditional server room computing environments have evolved to be more efficient and also far more complex. Virtualization, mobile device technology, hosted infrastructure, Internet ubiquity and a host of other technologies are redefining the IT landscape. From a cybersecurity standpoint, the question is how to best to manage the growing complexity of environments and changes in network behavior with every introduction of new technology. In this blog, we’ll take a look at

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Balancing Granularity Against Network Security Forensics

With the pace at which the social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) stack is evolving, IT departments must quickly adopt their security monitoring and prevention strategies to match the ever-changing networking landscape. By the same token, network monitoring solutions (NMS) developers must balance a tightrope of their own in terms of providing the detail and visibility their users need, without a cost to network performance. But much of security forensics depends on the ability to drill down into both live

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Benefits of Network Security Forensics

The networks that your business operates on are often open and complex. Your IT department is responsible for mitigating network risks, managing performance and auditing data to ensure functionality. Using NetFlow forensics can help your IT team maintain the competitiveness and reliability of the systems required to run your business. In IT, network security forensics involves the monitoring and analysis of your network’s traffic to gather information, obtain legal evidence and detect network intrusions. These activities help keep your company perform the following actions. Adjust to

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