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Lancope Delivers StealthWatch For Physical, Virtual Networks

StealthWatch System 5.9 includes the addition of the StealthWatch FlowSensor VE, the free, virtual appliance for security and performance monitoring of virtual environments
Atlanta, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancope, Inc., the provider of StealthWatch, the Best in NetFlow Analysis (http://www.lancope.com/news/08052008.aspx) and the most widely used network behavior analysis (NBA) and response system, today announced general availability and shipping of StealthWatch System 5.9, a system-wide upgrade, which includes the addition of the StealthWatch FlowSensor VE, the free, virtual appliance for security and performance monitoring of virtual environments; Qualys integration for extended response management; and numerous reporting and workflow enhancements to unify visibility across virtual and physical networks. Providing the capability to seamlessly and centrally manage and monitor global infrastructures from a single dashboard, StealthWatch reduces total network and security management costs.

"Virtualization not only introduces numerous key benefits, but also presents significant management challenges. As the leaders in NetFlow analysis, Lancope anticipates these pitfalls and continues to revolutionize the way enterprises view and manage network and security operations. In this release, we are delivering a cost-effective, scalable, unified view of physical and virtual network visibility," said Harland LaVigne, president and CEO of Lancope. "This release marks the extension of Lancope's award-winning security and performance monitoring functionality into the virtualized environment, providing unparalleled visibility into this critical portion of the network infrastructure."

Building upon fundamental product values, such as maximizing ROI from existing resources and enabling lightweight, scalable, enterprise deployment, the StealthWatch System 5.9 introduces the following key capabilities for optimizing network and security operations across physical and virtual networks:

-- StealthWatch FlowSensor(TM) VE with support for VMware ESX 3.5

The new StealthWatch FlowSensor(TM) VE is a lightweight virtual appliance designed to provide unparalleled visibility into the virtual network using NetFlow(TM) traffic accounting technology. This lightweight, scalable approach enables fast deployment and extreme efficiency with low impact on I/O and CPU to ensure maximum performance of the virtual environment Integrating seamlessly with the award-winning, physical StealthWatch System, the StealthWatch FlowSensor VE software appliance to analyze virtual network traffic to detect and address configuration problems, inefficiencies in resource allocation, security violations and policy violations before any failure occurs in the virtual environment. Deployed on a VMware ESX server, the StealthWatch FlowSensor VE provides deep virtual monitoring to manage performance, capacity and availability of all virtual technologies, down to the performance metrics of individual virtual machine (VM) instances and the applications that reside within.

By monitoring all communications across the virtual network backplane and capturing vital traffic statistics about ingressing, egressing and VM-to-VM communications, the StealthWatch FlowSensor VE provides complete visibility into security, network, user and application activity across virtual networks. This critical network intelligence addresses multiple challenges, including gaining virtual network topological and location awareness, securing virtual networks, demonstrating compliance, controlling VM sprawl and tracking virtual machines when they are moved via VMware VMotion, to protect the cost-savings associated with server virtualization.

-- Extended Response Management System via integration with Qualys

StealthWatch now enables the ability to perform Qualys vulnerability scans in response to any alarm raised by the system. This powerful integration allows users to automatically gather insightful, relevant characteristics for those hosts exhibiting unusual network behavior, which can be indicative of attacks, worms or policy violations. Together, these leading technologies give Enterprises comprehensive contextual awareness to further strengthen the security of their networks, conduct automated security audits and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations.

-- Enhances to Reporting and WorkFlow Automation

In addition to offering a host of new reports that support the virtual environment, StealthWatch continues to deliver several powerful, system-wide reporting enhancements that reflect StealthWatch's unique ability to combine both security and network performance monitoring into a single, actionable view. These enhanced, more granular reports aid in usability and provide more extensive audit information for alarms. With enriched workflow automation, StealthWatch helps further streamline security and network operations, improve operational efficiency, enhance user productivity and increase communication and collaboration among security, network and server groups.

To learn more about StealthWatch FlowSensor VE, visit http://www.lancope.com/products/stealthwatch-flow-sensor/ or register at http://www.lancope.com/news/webinars/ for an "Exclusive look at StealthWatch System 5.9 and Lancope's New FlowSensor(TM) VE Technology", a complimentary webcast on May 13th and 14th for a demonstration of gaining unified visibility across physical and virtual networks.

Availability & Pricing

The StealthWatch FlowSensor VE is available for free download from http://www.lancope.com/products/stealthwatch-flow-sensor/ with introductory pricing to connect to the physical StealthWatch System beginning at US $1,500. StealthWatch System 5.9 is now shipping with entry-level system pricing starting at US $49,995. Current customers can contact their account manager or the Lancope Customer Care Support Desk for upgrades at [email protected] For more information, please contact the Lancope at [email protected]

About Lancope

Lancope(R), Inc. is the provider of the StealthWatch(R) System, the most widely used network behavior analysis (NBA) solution that combines flow-based anomaly detection and network performance monitoring. Delivering unified visibility across physical and virtual networks, StealthWatch eliminates network blind spots and reduces total network and security management costs. StealthWatch streamlines security, network and virtual monitoring into one process, reduces time and resources, and eliminates the costs and complexity associated with non-integrated point products. Both OPSEC and Common Criteria-certified, StealthWatch received the 2008 and 2007 Global Excellence Award in NBA. Defending the networks of Global 2000 organizations, academic institutions and government entities, StealthWatch protects hundreds of enterprise customers worldwide, more than all direct competitors combined. Lancope also partners with fellow best-of-breed solution providers through its Technology Alliance Program, which includes Cisco Systems, Brocade, Blue Coat, VMware, IBM Tivoli, Check Point, TippingPoint, ArcSight and A10 Networks. Lancope is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.lancope.com.