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NetFlow-Based StealthWatch by Lancope Named Best Security and Network Management Solution in Enterprise Management Associates Application-Aware Network Performance Management Radar Report

Enterprise Management Associates Recognizes StealthWatch for Product Strength and Cost Efficiency 

ATLANTA, GA - August 9, 2010 - Lancope, Inc., the leader in NetFlow™ collection and analysis and flow-based network performance and security monitoring, today announced that independent analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) recognizes its flagship technology - the StealthWatch® System - as the IT industry’s best joint security and network management solution. EMA’s Radar™ for Application-Aware Network Performance Management Q3 2010 report also names StealthWatch a strong value for its product strength and cost efficiency.

“Lancope is honored to be recognized by EMA as a leading network performance management solution provider,” said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. “This award and report not only recognizes Lancope’s significant impact in the IT industry with its NetFlow-based methodology but also validates the StealthWatch solution as the best of the best in both network performance and network security management. StealthWatch excels in delivering borderless network visibility to optimize network performance and network health.”

StealthWatch is the first flow-based solution to combine powerful network performance monitoring with real-time behavior-based anomaly detection for unified network visibility across physical and virtual networks. Its patented flow-based approach delivers scalability, faster problem resolution workflow and the industry’s only unified platform for managing network, security and virtual operations. StealthWatch eliminates network blind spots and reduces total network and security management costs for more than 45 million hosts across hundreds of enterprise and government organizations worldwide.

The EMA Radar™ Report highlights Lancope’s strengths, which include:

  • Well-established, field-validated network security monitoring solution
  • NetFlow-centric solution with response time - an important indicator of user experience
  • Expanding basis of data instrumentation options
  • Intelligent performance data analysis, including behavior anomaly detection and adaptive dynamic thresholding
  • Integrated support for resolving identities - so operators can directly understand who is behind any network flow, and not just which IP address

“Many ANPM (Application-Aware Network Performance Management) solutions over the years have had their roots in the technologically adjacent network security monitoring market, but few have been successful in the long term in straddling the two spaces,” notes Jim Frey, senior analyst at EMA, in the report. “Lancope stands a clear exception to this rule, and validates the premise that multiple operational objectives can be achieved by leveraging the power of ANPM data, particularly when coupled with strong role-specific analytics.”

To view the full report, please visit http://www2.lancope.com/EMA_AANPM_Radar.

About the EMA Radar Report
The EMA Radar Report delivers an in-depth analysis of industry-leading vendors and vendor products, including their overall market position in comparison with other vendors. This information is laid out in an easy-to-decipher, detailed Radar Chart - which includes the composite score for each vendor - making it simple to see how vendors measure up in the market, as well as against other vendors. The EMA Radar report also provides a detailed discussion of methodology and criteria, a high-level market segment overview, a comprehensive analyst write-up on each vendor, as well as an evaluation of software products based on five key dimensions: Ease of Deployment and Administration, Cost Advantage, Architecture and Integration, Functionality, and Vendor Strength.

About EMA
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that specializes in going “beyond the surface” to provide 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 line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at www.enterprisemanagement.com or follow EMA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ema_research.

About Lancope
Lancope®, Inc. is the leader in NetFlow collection and analysis and the provider of the StealthWatch® System for flow-based network performance and security monitoring. Delivering unified visibility across physical and virtual networks, StealthWatch eliminates network blind spots and reduces total network and security management costs. Both OPSEC and Common Criteria-certified, StealthWatch monitors the networks of Global 2000 organizations, academic institutions and government entities worldwide. Lancope also partners with fellow best-of-breed solution providers through its Technology Alliance Program, which includes Cisco Systems, Brocade, Blue Coat, VMware, IBM Tivoli, Check Point, TippingPoint, ArcSight and A10 Networks. Lancope is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.lancope.com.