StealthWatch 6.0 includes application performance monitoring via behavioral analysis and deep packet inspection of flow data

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

February 9, 2011

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Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security, network and application performance monitoring, unveiled the next generation of its powerful StealthWatch System. Leveraging NetFlow™ and other flow data to deliver end-to-end network visibility and greater forensic intelligence, StealthWatch 6.0 addresses challenges introduced by key business trends, including globalization, user mobility and IT consumerization. The new version drastically reduces the time from problem onset to resolution.

Several high-profile Lancope customers, including Cisco Systems, Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam (GLR) and Concord Hospital, have conducted successful beta trials of StealthWatch 6.0.

“NetFlow is an extremely useful and underused tool for maintaining and troubleshooting enterprise networks,” said Steve McOwen, Cisco Systems’ director of nformation security. “Lancope captures the full power of NetFlow without requiring extensive time or resources from IT teams. In-depth flow data, application analysis and an easy-to-understand, graphical user interface make StealthWatch 6.0 a versatile tool for monitoring and responding to a wide variety of incidents.”

Key capabilities in StealthWatch 6.0 include:

>> Application performance monitoring via behavioral analysis and deep packet inspection of flow data to ensure application delivery on time and uninterrupted

>> Relational flow mapping to provide real-time, graphical views of network traffic for specific segments of the network

>> Grouping of related hosts to analyze the traffic between them and quickly detect anomalies and assess performance

>> Advanced reporting capabilities enabling users to retrieve the exact and detailed information they need and simplifying the creation of high-level reports for management

“Through StealthWatch, we can quickly and cost-effectively troubleshoot even the most complex network and security issues,” said Mark Starry, director of enterprise architecture and security at Concord Hospital. “StealthWatch 6.0 enables us to easily determine whether issues are caused by the network itself or by a specific application, as well as pinpoint exactly which application and users are responsible. This type of insight is extremely valuable as more and more applications find their way onto corporate networks.”

StealthWatch meets the needs of large networks and enterprises, analyzing up to 1.5 million flows per second. By combining network and security capabilities into a single, unified platform and leveraging an organization’s existing infrastructure, the system eliminates network blind spots and reduces the time, cost and complexity associated with troubleshooting network problems. The sophisticated data and behavioral baselining provided by StealthWatch supports other key functions including compliance, help desk, resource allocation, capacity planning and change management.

“As enterprise networks continue to grow in complexity, administrators require innovative solutions for handling the influx of new applications and consequent rise in traffic volumes,” said Jim Frey, managing research director at Enterprise Management Associates, Inc. “Solutions such as Lancope’s StealthWatch can significantly improve both network operations and security postures by combining security, network and application performance monitoring and troubleshooting into a single, integrated platform.”

“StealthWatch dramatically streamlines the network troubleshooting workflow while decreasing costs and downtime,” said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. “The latest version extends the value of the system to address evolving business and technology trends, arming IT teams to effectively address both current and future network challenges.”

For more information on StealthWatch 6.0, please visit's_New_in_6.0.pdf or register for the complimentary webinar “Application Performance Monitoring with NetFlow” at

Availability & Pricing

Now generally available and shipping, StealthWatch 6.0 has entry level pricing starting at $59,995 USD. Current customers can contact their account manager or Lancope Customer Care to schedule upgrades at [email protected]. For more information, contact Lancope at [email protected].

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

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