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Lancope, Montego Deliver Visibility

ATLANTA and LAS VEGAS -- Lancope, Inc., the provider of the StealthWatch System, the most widely used network behavior analysis (NBA) and response solution, and Montego Networks™, innovative provider of policy enforcement, access control and secure switching for virtual networks, today announced an integration between StealthWatch and HyperSwitch, the industry's first virtual security switch. The interoperability leverages NetFlow™ to deliver previously unavailable, yet critical visibility into virtual networks to detect network congestion issues, policy violations, worm outbreaks and other security-related incidents. By combining Lancope and Montego Networks’ layered security capabilities, organizations can continuously assess virtual machines responsible for disrupting network performance and quickly quarantine offenders before causing any impact to network availability.

By coupling StealthWatch for NetFlow-based anomaly detection and network performance monitoring with the Montego HyperSwitch virtual security switch, enterprises gain insight into virtual machine to virtual machine (VM2VM) host communications. This joint solution ensures that malicious and suspicious network behaviors are rapidly discovered and flagged so that policies can be amended to block offending hosts’ virtual network communications. This visibility into virtualized environments dramatically reduces time to resolution of policy violations and network incidents, while enhancing overall network stability. The integration will soon offer mitigation capabilities against offending VMs.

“Virtualized data centers are critical segments of an enterprises, which in the past have been largely untouched by the kinds of network security and traffic analysis tools often deployed widely in organizations at-large,” says Phil Hochmuth an analyst with the Yankee Group. Examples of such tools include network behavior analysis, IPS/IDS and NAC. “More recently, makers of these technologies recognize this and are starting to partner and integrate, with the goal of making traffic in these virtualized environments more visible, and virtual machines more secure and controllable.”

Lancope Inc.