nPulse Technologies Announces Integration With McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

Capabilities of nPulse's CPX 4.0 packet capture appliance integration with McAfee ESM SIEM

November 13, 2013

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – November 12, 2013 – nPulse Technologies today announced that it has integrated the capabilities of nPulse's Capture Probe eXtreme (CPX) 4.0 packet capture appliance with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) security information and event management (SIEM) platform. Through nPulse's Pivot2Pcap API integration with McAfee ESM, security operations personnel can quickly pivot from McAfee ESM's security alerts to view the full, corresponding packets and session-level activity captured and indexed by CPX – helping them to dramatically shorten security incident response times.

By allowing McAfee ESM users to quickly locate and decode an entire session, nPulse's CPX provides greater visibility into potential malicious activities and payloads, while also eliminating the time required to manually collate all of the packets within a session. With CPX, McAfee customers can expand searches to view network activities before and after a security event, further enhancing visibility that can be crucial for rapid incident response investigations.

"By capturing and indexing full packets reliably at extremely rapid speeds, nPulse's CPX platform provides a powerful complement to McAfee Enterprise Security Manager's comprehensive security management capabilities," said Ed Barry, vice president of the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance. "In addition to receiving precise alerts and correlated threat information from McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, our customers can now call up the specific packets and sessions behind a possible attack to confirm what happened, to rapidly respond, and to apply this information to ongoing protection."

"nPulse is equipping commercial and government organizations with breakthrough packet capture, indexing, and analysis essential for scaling security operations around today's 10Gbps enterprise networks," said Tim Sullivan, chief executive officer, nPulse Technologies. "Once a threat or active compromise is detected, network defenders need the ability to immediately study traffic linked to that incident. Now McAfee ESM customers can easily use our CPX appliance to jump from security alerts to specific packets and reconstructed session data including web pages, emails, and file attachments, sparing considerable time when seconds count in responding to incidents."

CPX is the industry performance leader in packet capture, packet search, and traffic analysis. It provides the industry's fastest packet indexing solution at up to 30 million packets per second, enabling users to significantly reduce incident response times even when faced with massive scale searches. Integration via nPulse's Pivot2PCAP API provides McAfee users with deeper insight into network traffic and activities through simple drill-down access to captured, indexed and stored connection and packet information for network speeds up to 20Gbps.

About nPulse Technologies, Inc

nPulse Technologies is the performance leader in packet capture and Big Data security analytics. nPulse's flagship Capture Probe eXtreme (CPX) appliance delivers sustained, lossless packet capture at 20Gbps, helping organizations counter rapidly evolving cyber threats that target faster, large enterprise networks. Leading financial institutions, government agencies, telecommunications carriers and other organizations rely on CPX and nPulse's innovative Pivot2Pcap API to enhance security monitoring, shorten incident response times and increase returns on existing security investments.

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