ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in network visibility and security intelligence, has been selected as a Reader Trust Award finalist in the "Best Computer Forensic Solution" category for the SC Awards 2014. Lancope's StealthWatch System leverages NetFlow and other types of flow data to provide quick, actionable security intelligence for dramatically improved forensic investigations and incident response. It has been recognized as a top product in the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services as selected by a panel of readers who represent the readership of SC Magazine. StealthWatch was selected from hundreds of entries submitted across 18 technology categories.
"Being named a finalist for a Reader Trust Award is truly noteworthy, because it reflects the opinions of real IT professionals and the solutions they use to address the network security problems that plague their companies on a daily basis," said Illena Armstrong, vice president, editorial, SC Magazine. "The SC Awards represent the best of the best in the information security industry and we look forward to recognizing the people and solutions our readers see as stand-outs."
"As conventional security defenses continue to become less effective, forensics and incident response are moving to the forefront as critical components for defending today's enterprise networks from next-generation threats," said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. "By leveraging key network and security data from existing infrastructure, StealthWatch cost-effectively delivers the in-depth insight needed to conduct faster, more complete forensic investigations, and feed that information back into defensive strategies. We are honored to be recognized in the SC Awards for our innovative approach to advanced network defense."
StealthWatch collects, analyzes and stores large amounts of flow data for months or even years. This provides a comprehensive audit trail of network transactions for detecting anomalous traffic. The system quickly unveils the full scope of what happened, including who was responsible, how the attack was launched, and what infected machines did after they were compromised.
StealthWatch reduces the need for time-consuming and resource-intensive manual analysis. It enables security teams to swiftly mitigate a wide variety of cyber-attacks from worms, viruses, botnets and other malware to insider threats and APTs, and to more thoroughly understand and prevent future attacks. According to a survey of Lancope customers conducted by independent, third-party research organization, TechValidate, 72 percent of surveyed IT organizations primarily use StealthWatch for security forensics.
The SC Awards, now in its 17th year, is one of the highest and most respected achievements for IT security professionals and organizations that fend off the myriad security threats in today's corporate world. Winners of this year's SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Feb. 25, 2014.
For further information on Lancope's StealthWatch for network forensics, watch this video or go to: http://www.lancope.com/solutions/security-operations/forensics/.
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Lancope, Inc. is a leading provider of network visibility and security intelligence to defend enterprises against today's top threats. By collecting and analyzing NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of flow data, Lancope's StealthWatch® System helps organizations quickly detect a wide range of attacks from APTs and DDoS to zero-day malware and insider threats. Through pervasive insight across distributed networks, including mobile, identity and application awareness, Lancope accelerates incident response, improves forensic investigations and reduces enterprise risk. Lancope's security capabilities are continuously enhanced with threat intelligence from the StealthWatch Labs research team. For more information, visit www.lancope.com.
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