Security for IT consumerization

Lancope announced that its StealthWatch System extends network visibility to mobile devices for the security of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments.

By analyzing mobile device information collected from existing network infrastructure, StealthWatch detects issues stemming from any device on the network without having to install additional software or deploy expensive probes.

“Mobile users often circumvent corporate security policies and safeguards, and it is too cumbersome – and often impossible – to install and manage security software on every new device,” said Joe Yeager, director of product management at Lancope. “With 75 percent of companies allowing employee-owned mobile devices to be used at work, now is the time for organizations to adopt a solution like StealthWatch that leverages existing infrastructure to deliver seamless security monitoring for any device that enters the network.”

Traditional threat detection mechanisms such as probe devices, antivirus and IDS/IPS quickly become cost prohibitive and ineffective within a BYOD environment.

Unlike these technologies, StealthWatch leverages NetFlow and other flow data inherent in network infrastructure to provide end-to-end visibility for dramatically improved network troubleshooting and risk posture.

Through sophisticated behavioral analysis, StealthWatch can detect and alarm on anomalous behavior originating from anywhere on the network, including users’ personal smartphones, tablets or laptops. This enables organizations to uncover externally-launched attacks such as botnets, worms or advanced persistent threats, as well as internal risks including network misuse, policy violations and data leakage – regardless of the device being used.

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