- April 12, 2011
- Posted by:
Jody Ma Kissling
Session to examine how college campuses and large enterprises can leverage flow data to stay ahead of evolving network and security threats
LONDON, UK – April 12, 2011 -Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security, network and application performance monitoring, and higher education customer, Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam (GLR), will present at Infosecurity Europe on April 20, 2011, at Earl’s Court in London. Lancope and GLR will show attendees how they can leverage flow data from their existing infrastructure to cost-effectively minimise risk and reduce downtime for massive, widely-distributed networks such as college campuses and large, global enterprises. For GLR, a single day of downtime represents a significant cost impact to the university, so maintaining effective control over the network is crucial.
“Much like large, global enterprises, colleges and universities struggle with the balance of delivering powerful infrastructure to enable high productivity while still protecting users and assets from network performance, privacy and security risks,” said Mark Pleunes, network manager at Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam. “By analysing sFlow® from our network infrastructure, Lancope gives us a clear view of what is happening on the network, enabling us to maintain secure, high-performance networks.”
Lancope’s StealthWatch delivers comprehensive network visibility across physical and virtual environments by leveraging flow data from existing routers and switches. The system eliminates network blind spots, cuts costs and dramatically reduces the time from problem onset to resolution. GLR has experienced a hardware, software and maintenance cost savings of 75 percent by choosing StealthWatch over other monitoring solutions.
StealthWatch is scalable to meet the needs of even the largest networks, analysing up to 1.5 million flows per second. In addition to flow-based monitoring and anomaly detection, the system features advanced capabilities such as application and identity awareness to further expedite troubleshooting and ensure that users always have access to the resources they need. Alongside detecting externally-launched attacks that bypass perimeter defences, StealthWatch can also uncover risky, unwanted internal behaviors such as excessive P2P file sharing, as well as help organisations comply with regulations such as PCI.
“GLR’s infrastructure is typical of many networks that we see today,” said Adam Powers, CTO at Lancope. “As a media and design school, GLR must maintain high availability for advanced software programs, as well as support thousands of dispersed devices and users in an open, collaborative atmosphere. Unlike traditional network and security tools, which become cost-prohibitive, resource-intensive and extremely complex to manage in this type of environment, StealthWatch leverages NetFlow, sFlow and other flow data to enable large organisations to seamlessly stay ahead of threats to network performance and security without jeopardising productivity.”
Infosecurity Europe will bring together more than 12,500 security professionals and 300 solution providers at Earls Court in London. The Lancope and GLR presentation, “How to Monitor Network Performance & Security on the College Campus,” will take place in the Technical Theatre on Wednesday, April 20 at 4:00 pm BST. More information on the presentation can be found athttp://www.infosec.co.uk/page.cfm/action=Seminars/SeminarID=68. Lancope will also exhibit the StealthWatch System at Booth B29.
For further information on GLR’s use of StealthWatch, please visit:
http://www2.lancope.com/Lancope_GLR_Case_Study.pdf. Additional details on StealthWatch can be found at:
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, visithttp://www.lancope.com.
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