IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Latest Network Forensics Products Keep Tireless Watch for Malware Threats
At the RSA Conference in San Francisco Feb. 14-18, a number of networking companies are shining the spotlight on network forensics and packet analysis. Next-generation threats demand comprehensive network monitoring for full visibility of potential threats and situational awareness. Instead of dated packet capture or network sniffer technologies, these products from the likes of NitroSecurity, SonicWALL, NetWitness, Fortinet, Identity Finder, Solera Networks, Qualys, ValidEdge and Alert Logic collect, analyze and classify every single piece of network traffic. Like a "surveillance camera for the network," IT teams gain a broad view of traffic and deep analysis of data flowing in and out of the network, according to Solera Networks. Armed with this information, security and network managers can respond to security events quickly and efficiently. The products promise real-time, 24/7, automated monitoring of all inbound and outbound activity to detect malware, botnets, insider leaks, network breaches and advanced persistent threats. This eWEEK slide show spotlights network forensic products designed to provide real-time visibility to network traffic without compromising performance or the accuracy of the data analysis and reporting.