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Lancope, EMA Release Report on Application-Aware Network Performance Management Technology…

EMA recommends ANPM tools such as Lancope's StealthWatch for increased network visibility and enhanced security and compliance

ATLANTA, GA - April 4, 2011 - Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security, network and application performance monitoring, has released a report with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) highlighting the business benefits of Application-Aware Network Performance Management (ANPM) tools for obtaining improved visibility across enterprise networks. The report discusses how ANPM tools such as Lancope’s StealthWatch enable organizations to maintain control and security over their networks in light of evolving trends such as virtualization, IT consumerization, tighter compliance regulations and the vanishing perimeter.

“Network and security professionals are facing major monitoring and management challenges under today’s technology landscape,” said Jim Frey, research director at EMA. “Technologies such as StealthWatch provide the in-depth network insight needed to proactively address a comprehensive range of issues that can affect business operations and the bottom line. These types of solutions will be even more crucial moving forward as networks become more complex, attackers use increasingly sophisticated techniques and industry regulations become more stringent.”

StealthWatch leverages NetFlow™ and other flow data from existing routers and switches to provide end-to-end network visibility and reduce the time from problem onset to resolution. By providing a unified view for security, network and application performance monitoring, StealthWatch eliminates blind spots and reduces network and security costs and complexities. The system fills in the gaps where other technologies leave off to provide more comprehensive coverage and capabilities for ensuring the integrity of IT services and applications.

Through behavioral-based anomaly detection and advanced features like application and identity awareness, StealthWatch can detect both external threats that bypass perimeter defenses as well as insider threats such as policy violations, network misuse and device misconfigurations not detected by other solutions. StealthWatch is scalable to meet the needs of even the largest networks, analyzing up to 1.5 million flows per second. It can also monitor and protect virtual networks, enabling organizations to embrace advanced IT infrastructures without sacrificing security and performance.

“Lancope is dedicated to educating organizations on evolving IT trends and the importance of achieving actionable insight into corporate infrastructure,” said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. “We are honored to work with a trusted organization like EMA on this endeavor.”

The full report, “Lancope’s StealthWatch System: Aligning Network, Security, and Application Performance Monitoring with Business Value and Priorities,” can be found at: http://www.lancope.com/resource-center/industry-reports/WP_Lancope_StealthWatch_Aligning_Business_Value

In addition to discussing the overall benefits of StealthWatch, the report also highlights new features in version 6.0, including relational flow mapping, an easy-to-use graphical tool for better visualizing flow data between specific hosts on the network. The report also illustrates how a regional healthcare provider, large educational institution and major high-tech manufacturer have all leveraged StealthWatch for faster problem resolution, more informed capacity planning, improved compliance, greater efficiency and reduced monitoring costs.

For further information on Lancope’s StealthWatch, please visit: http://www.lancope.com/products/.

About Enterprise Management Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise IT professionals, lines of business users, and IT vendors at www.enterprisemanagement.com or follow EMA on Twitter.

About Lancope
Lancope®, Inc. is a leading provider of flow-based monitoring solutions to ensure high-performing and secure networks for global enterprises. Unifying critical network performance and security information for borderless network visibility, Lancope provides actionable insight that reduces the time between problem identification and resolution. Enterprise customers worldwide, including healthcare, financial services, government and higher education institutions, rely on Lancope to make better network decisions, respond faster to network problem areas and avoid costly outages and downtime - at a fraction of the cost of conventional network monitoring solutions. With Lancope, you can know your network and run your business better. Privately held and venture-backed, Lancope is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.lancope.com.

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