Lancope and Illinois State University to Present 'Increasing Network Visibility and Security with NetFlow' at EDUCAUSE Conference

Higher education institutions will learn how to cost-effectively leverage flow data to maintain better control over campus networks

Mar 07, 2011, 09:00 ET from Lancope, Inc.

ATLANTA, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EDUCAUSE Conference -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security, network and application performance monitoring, and customer, Illinois State University, will present at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference being held March 14 - 16 in Chicago, IL. The two organizations will demonstrate how to leverage NetFlow™ and other types of flow data to improve security, network and application performance across even the most massive, widely distributed campus networks.

In a session on Monday, March 14, Tim Flynn, network security engineer for Illinois State University, will join Lancope to discuss how higher education institutions can leverage flow data to obtain network-wide visibility for improved security and faster, more efficient troubleshooting. In an additional session on Tuesday, March 15, Lancope will demonstrate how flow data can provide insight into who is using the network, what applications and services are in use, and how well they are performing, empowering IT teams to make more informed decisions across mission-critical areas.  

By collecting and analyzing flow data from existing routers and switches, Lancope's StealthWatch delivers comprehensive network visibility for both physical and virtual environments, dramatically reducing the time between problem onset and resolution. Networks are now expected to support a rapidly growing number of applications and devices and the exponential growth of traffic volume they generate, resulting in a new breed of management and security challenges.  StealthWatch combines network and security capabilities into a single, unified platform to eliminate network blind spots and decrease the time, cost and complexity associated with troubleshooting network problems. For example, Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam (GLR) in the Netherlands experienced a hardware, software and maintenance cost savings of 75 percent by implementing StealthWatch.

In addition to dramatically enhancing performance and security for even the largest networks, StealthWatch helps higher education institutions comply with PCI and other industry regulations, as well as curb risky practices such as excessive P2P file sharing. Advanced security features also automatically prioritize the most alarming issues for administrators, as well as play a key role in forensic investigations.

Higher education institutions around the world, including Northern Illinois University, Central Michigan University, Dartmouth College, University of Nottingham, University of Westminster and University of Adelaide, depend on StealthWatch for complete network visibility.

Numerous academic institution customers have praised StealthWatch for its many benefits:

"StealthWatch is an incredibly useful tool for blocking external reconnaissance traffic and locating compromised systems throughout our campus," said Scott Genung, director of telecommunications and networking for Illinois State University. "In fact, StealthWatch detected two major systems that were exploited, a problem that was not seen with our current IPS devices."

"StealthWatch is very intuitive," said Mark Pleunes, network manager at Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam. "With relational flow mapping, we can create a map that displays both bandwidth usage and alarms per host group in a matter of minutes. This clear view enables us to quickly pinpoint network and security issues."

"With limited staff responsible for monitoring, securing and optimizing such a large network, StealthWatch provides us with much needed visibility to do our jobs faster and more effectively," said Ryan Laus, network manager for Central Michigan University.  

By leveraging flow data, higher education institutions can provide the ample availability and performance needed to support tens of thousands of users and a wide range of applications, while still protecting assets and student data from security and privacy compromises. IT teams can streamline workflows to make the most of their time and resources and focus more attention on strategic initiatives.  

Lancope's EDUCAUSE presentations will take place at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel on Monday, March 14 from 4:45 - 5:30 pm and Tuesday, March 15 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm. More information on the event can be found at: http://www.educause.edu/MWRC11. For further information on Lancope solutions for higher education, please visit: http://www.lancope.com/industries/higher-education/.  

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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