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July 14, 2009

Solera Networks Wins $1.8 Million Contract from U.S. Federal Agency


By SIP Trunking Report Contributor



A major U.S. federal agency has awarded a $1.8 million contract to Solera Networks to facilitate a rapid response in the event of a breach or attack. The unnamed agency will use Solera Networks’ network forensics appliances as a key component of its cyber security strategy.

 
Network forensics helps find the root cause of a network security event or other problem events by capturing, storing, and analyzing network data. To help a user in determining the scope of the network event and have the evidence and facts needed to remedy it, network forensics uses capturing tools and records network activities.
 
If a network breach occurs, Solera Networks helps customers access a complete trail of evidence for analysis, just like camera surveillance at a bank. Solera Networks partnered with DLT Solutions to apply for this contract and has undergone a rigorous evaluation and selection process for several months before landing this project.
 
“As we’ve seen with recent events in the news, these attacks are going to occur. It’s great to work with an agency that understands that network forensics is an essential component of a comprehensive information security strategy,” said Steve Shillingford, CEO of Solera Networks, in a statement. “Solera Networks was selected because it was the only vendor that could meet the demanding requirements of a large distributed government network.”
 
According to Solera Networks, the company supports any network forensics solution by offering industry's most robust network packet record and stream-to-storage technology. Solera Networks' scalable network forensics appliances provide the ability to see, discover and analyze everything that hits a network, the company said.
 
Last April, the company announced the beta version of Solera DeepSee was released allowing IT and business executives to search, locate and reconstruct network traffic in an intuitive Web-like search format. DeepSee will be deployed along with Solera’s DS appliances offering network visibility for virtual as well as physical networks employing software-based packet capture.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney