From the Security Experts

June 13, 2012

Lancope's StealthWatch Relies on NetFlow to Secure Service Provider Networks

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Lancope, Inc recently announced the launch of a robust solution for protecting and providing high performance levels for service provider infrastructure. Lancope's StealthWatch System relies on NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of flow data to offer a cost-effective and holistic view of everything that takes place across a network.

The system has the ability to scale to millions of flows per second (fps) and will be able to safely secure even the biggest service provider environments.  The company is one of the leaders in flow-based security and network performance monitoring.

In a release, Chris Smithee, strategic solutions architect for Lancope, said, "The service provider industry must be vigilant in protecting its networks from online attackers due to the key role it plays in critical infrastructure and the number of businesses and individuals that depend upon it every day. In recent years, large-scale service providers have increasingly been suffering from DDoS attacks that impact their customers' networks. In such a competitive marketplace, providers cannot afford to have their networks compromised and reputation tarnished by stealthy intruders."

StealthWatch leverages innovative behavioral analysis instead of signature updates which enables it to quickly determine suspicious network behaviors that happen due to a DDoS or other malicious attack. This enables StealthWatch to alert service providers immediately and help them take appropriate action before it harms customer networks.

A number of large scale organizations across the world, including the likes of Cisco, depend upon StealthWatch to oversee their networks. Henrik Strom, head of IT security for Telenor Norway, said, "Our network sustains more than a million packets per second in traffic. During our extensive evaluation of security monitoring products, StealthWatch was found to be the only solution that can scale to our needs in terms of network traffic and administration. StealthWatch enables us to proactively identify issues in our data centers that would otherwise have required tremendous effort to uncover."

StealthWatch has been designed to be highly scalable so that it can offer security to the biggest and most dynamic networks. The system has the ability to monitor up to 120,000 fps per collector.

Edited by Brooke Neuman