ATLANTA -- Lancope, Inc., the provider of StealthWatch, the most widely used Network Behavior Analysis (NBA) and response solution, today announced StealthWatch System 5.6, a system-wide upgrade which includes powerful new features that significantly extend the scalability and value of behavior-based anomaly detection and network performance monitoring for enterprise organizations. In this latest release, StealthWatch introduces Live Alarms, High-Performance Flow Queries, Dynamic Data Aging and Storage Optimization, and Failover Configuration. These new features provide security personnel with more focused, actionable views into their enterprise posture, network planners with more historical data for capacity planning and operations personnel with business continuity assurance through maximum StealthWatch uptime. In addition, StealthWatch System 5.6 now integrates with Foundry Networks IronView Network Manager (INM) to further extend the mitigation capabilities available within StealthWatch.
According to a recent Gartner, Inc. report, approximately 80% of surveyed organizations, who had previously deployed NBA tools, claimed that they justified the purchase for security reasons, but derived 80% of the value in an operations context.
NBA technologies are decision support systems that give visibility to a knowledgeable operator who can interpret, investigate and appropriately respond to a variety of suspicious activities on the network, said Paul E. Proctor, research VP with Gartner, Inc. Enterprise organizations will find tremendous value in the ability to access historical network data for capacity planning and trending purposes as well as view current network incidents, such as walk-in worms, unauthorized protocols and suspicious connections, which may impact performance.