Lancope to Showcase Security Monitoring for BYOD Environments at Infosecurity Europe
Posted on April 24, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT
Company's flow-based monitoring technology provides comprehensive protection for any device that enters the network
ATLANTA, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Infosecurity Europe -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security and network performance monitoring, will showcase its solution for securing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments at Infosecurity Europe, taking place in London from April 24-26, 2012.
Unlike other BYOD security solutions that require organizations to install software on every new device, Lancope's StealthWatch® System provides comprehensive security for any device entering the network, without having to install additional software on the device or deploy expensive probes. Instead, StealthWatch conducts sophisticated behavioral analysis on flow data from existing infrastructure to deliver end-to-end visibility and security across an organization's entire network.
"Alongside other trends and challenges including virtualization, user mobility and advanced persistent threats (APTs), BYOD is further clouding network visibility and making it even more difficult for administrators to maintain effective control over what is going on within their networks," said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. "While conventional security solutions are losing ground among today's constantly-evolving technology environment, next-generation solutions like StealthWatch enable enterprises to easily adapt to emerging trends without sacrificing network integrity and protection."
In a recent industry poll conducted by Lancope, half of the respondents reported that mobile devices increase overall network traffic on average by 50 percent. The survey respondents also indicated that as mobile device traffic increased on their networks, confidence in their organization's security posture decreased. Unfortunately, traditional threat detection mechanisms such as firewalls, antivirus and IDS/IPS quickly become cost prohibitive and ineffective within a BYOD environment. Now is the time for enterprises to revamp their security strategies to accommodate today's explosive growth in mobile computing.
Already inherent in routers, switches and other network infrastructure devices, the use of flow data to monitor network and host activity provides a cost-effective solution for analyzing the behavior of mobile devices. By leveraging flow data with enterprise-ready solutions like StealthWatch, organizations can proactively detect issues stemming from users' personal smartphones, tablets or laptops.
Flow-based monitoring can uncover external attacks like botnets, worms, viruses or APTs, as well as internal risks such as network misuse, policy violations and data leakage. It can also be leveraged for other efforts including regulatory compliance and capacity planning, and for ensuring high levels of network and mobile device performance.
Lancope will showcase its BYOD security capabilities at Infosecurity Europe Booth F61. Lancope and Cisco will also present a session at the show entitled "Network Visibility Today to Secure Tomorrow's Network," for which more details can be found at: http://www.infosec.co.uk/page.cfm/action=Seminars/SeminarID=49. For further information on StealthWatch, go to: http://www.lancope.com/products/.
©2012 Lancope, Inc. All rights reserved. Lancope, StealthWatch, and other trademarks are registered or unregistered trademarks of Lancope, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
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