ATLANTA, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FIRST Conference -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security and network performance monitoring, will present on "Combating APTs with NetFlow" on Tuesday, June 19 at the FIRST Conference in Malta. During the presentation, Lancope Strategic Solutions Architect Chris Smithee will discuss how flow data can provide a complete picture of everything happening on the network for streamlined investigation and mitigation of advanced persistent threats (APTs).
"Due to the extreme motivation behind today's attacks, technologies that are designed to block malware at the perimeter, or use signatures to detect attacks, are no longer enough to protect corporate and government networks," said Smithee of Lancope. "By collecting and analyzing flow data inherent in their network infrastructure, organizations can seamlessly and cost-effectively create an always-on sensor grid for proactively detecting and thwarting advanced attacks that bypass external defenses."
No longer dominated by automated worms and viruses, today's threat landscape is now marked by highly targeted, motivated attackers ranging from online criminals and hacktivists to unfriendly nation states. Through the sophisticated behavioral analysis of NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of flow data, Lancope's StealthWatch® System provides comprehensive situational awareness across the entire network and full spectrum of potential internal and external threats – including APTs, network reconnaissance, internal malware propagation, command-and-control traffic and data theft attempts, among others.
As conventional technologies lose their efficacy amidst the evolving threat landscape and trends such as cloud computing and IT consumerization, StealthWatch can easily scale and adapt to protect even the largest, most dynamic networks. Hundreds of enterprises and governments around the world rely on StealthWatch to preserve the security, integrity and performance of their infrastructure. StealthWatch is also a key component of the Cisco Cyber Threat Defense Solution, designed to detect the most dangerous, elusive threats lurking within enterprise environments.
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is a global, non-profit organization that brings together computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs) from over 240 corporations, governments and universities to collaborate on cyber security. More information on Lancope's upcoming FIRST Conference presentation on Tuesday, June 19 at 2:10 p.m. CEST can be found at http://conference.first.org/program/index.aspx. Lancope will also exhibit its StealthWatch System at the show.
For further details on how to combat APTs with NetFlow, go to: http://www.lancope.com/files/documents/Lancope_Combating_APTs_with_NetFlow.pdf.
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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