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Lancope Showcases New Virtualized Solution and Enhanced Contextual Awareness For Secure, High-Performance Networks

StealthWatch 6.2 helps customers address evolving network trends
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ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA Conference -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security and network performance monitoring, today unveiled the latest version of its StealthWatch' System. StealthWatch harnesses the power of NetFlow and other flow data from existing infrastructure to cost-effectively deliver end-to-end visibility for vastly improved network and security operations. Version 6.2 introduces new virtualized appliances, as well as enhanced capabilities for identity, application and mobile device monitoring.

"The onslaught of IT innovations, an increasingly complex mix of applications and services, and the steadily rising sophistication of online attackers are combining to create a perfect storm for IT administrators, stressing conventional network and security monitoring technologies and rendering them less and less effective," said Jim Frey, managing research director with Enterprise Management Associates. "In order to keep pace, security and operations teams must look towards advanced management solutions such as Lancope's StealthWatch System to gain the in-depth situational awareness needed to maintain high levels of security and performance, even amidst a rapidly evolving technology and threat landscape."

StealthWatch 6.2 includes a wide range of new features designed to help customers embrace next-generation technologies, combat sophisticated cyber attacks, and address trends such as virtualization and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments. "Since our approach is based on the collection and analysis of existing flow data, instead of expensive probes or unreliable signature updates, the efficacy and scalability of our StealthWatch System is future-proof," said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. "Additionally, we are committed to making continuous enhancements to StealthWatch, such as those being introduced today, to further increase its value as a go-to technology for strengthening the security posture of the world's most prominent enterprises."

Key new capabilities in StealthWatch 6.2 include:

New virtualized deployment options, enabling users to experience many benefits including lower hardware, maintenance and energy costs, recovered data center floor space, higher availability, reduced disaster recovery expenses, faster server deployments and optimized server capacity. Integration with the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), a powerful and flexible attribute-based access control solution that provides customized access to corporate resources based on user/endpoint identity. The ISE adds to the identity data available for analysis through StealthWatch, including valuable information on the types of devices being used, their security posture, and where they are physically located. The integration delivers enhanced visibility and contextual awareness for advanced threats across the entire network – from edge to user access. Enhanced mobile device security According to research from Aberdeen, 75 percent of companies currently allow employee-owned smartphones and/or tablets to be used at work. StealthWatch provides comprehensive mobile device security by passively monitoring network traffic and detecting issues stemming from any device – including personal smartphones, tablets or laptops – without having to install additional software on the device or deploy expensive probes. The system now aggregates additional device and identity data into its overall view of network activity to further enhance mobile security and protect critical resources. (For more details, go to: http://www.lancope.com/files/documents/Lancope_Mobile_Security.pdf.) Advanced application awareness Version 6.2 adds URL data to the flow records generated by the StealthWatch FlowSensor. Previously unavailable from most flow sources, URL data enables administrators to differentiate between web applications to more easily determine which ones are causing performance or security problems. Users can now identify both the hostname of the server, as well as any error messages within the flow, to further aid network troubleshooting and forensic investigations.

Additional enhancements in StealthWatch 6.2 include: 1) the ability to consume flow data from Palo Alto Networks' Next-Generation Enterprise Firewalls, 2) support for IPFIX, and 3) FIPS 140-2 support through the RSA BSAFE Crypto-J cryptographic module.

For more information on the updates in version 6.2, go to: http://www.lancope.com/files/documents/Lancope_Whats_New_in_StealthWatch.pdf. Lancope will also be exhibiting its StealthWatch System at RSA Booth #1051.

Availability & Pricing

StealthWatch 6.2 will be available in March 2012. Entry level system pricing begins at U.S. domestic $54,995. Current customers can contact their account manager, local support partner or Lancope customer care ([email protected]) for more information. Others can contact [email protected] or their local Lancope representative.

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 www.lancope.com.

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