Lancope's Flow Analysis Tools Cited in Independent Research Report on Network Analysis and Visibility (NAV) Technologies

According to analyst firm, NAV tools provide situational awareness for networking and information security professionals

Mar 22, 2011, 09:00 ET from Lancope, Inc.

ATLANTA, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security, network and application performance monitoring, has been cited in a January 2011 Forrester Research Inc. report highlighting network analysis and visibility (NAV) technologies. The report, "Pull Your Head out of the Sand and Put It on a Swivel: Introducing Network Analysis and Visibility," explains how NAV tools provide the situational awareness needed by today's networking and information security professionals.

"In today's threat environment, the network perimeter has disappeared," notes the report. "Insiders are as insidious a threat as outsiders…most networking and information security professionals have no insight regarding the behavior of internal traffic and the potential threats incumbent with that traffic…NAV tools have the capacity to uplift visibility in a highly scalable manner."

According to a 2010 report by Verizon and the United States Secret Service, 48 percent of data breaches are caused by insiders. "In a world marked by internal threats and compliance mandates, it is imperative that organizations have insight into dynamic network changes that could affect risk and compliance initiatives," notes the Forrester report. "New tools will help the entire network function like a fighter pilot on alert, constantly scanning the network for malicious activity, behaviors and potential attacks."

Lancope's StealthWatch is a NAV tool that leverages NetFlow™ and other flow data from existing routers and switches to provide end-to-end network visibility and reduce the time from problem onset to resolution. StealthWatch eliminates network blind spots and reduces the time, cost and complexity associated with troubleshooting issues by providing a unified view for both network and security professionals.

StealthWatch is scalable to meet the needs of even the largest networks, analyzing up to 1.5 million flows per second. It can also monitor and protect virtual networks. The system enables organizations to more effectively address challenges such as increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks and comply with more stringent compliance regulations.

In addition to constant, comprehensive monitoring, StealthWatch features advanced capabilities such as application and identity awareness that enable organizations to detect internal misuse. StealthWatch can also uncover sophisticated external attacks that bypass perimeter defenses.

"Lancope has been providing innovative solutions to increase visibility for enterprise networks for more than 10 years," said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. "We are excited to see leaders like Forrester educating organizations on the importance of bringing internal controls up to a level necessary to meet modern threats."

The full Forrester report on NAV can be found at: For further information on Lancope's StealthWatch, please visit:

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

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