WHAT ARE NETWORK MONITORING SYSTEMS?

Network Monitoring systems such as Perception are designed to give the user a deep level of understanding about their network and the activity on it. From a protection perspective they differ from perimeter security and endpoint solutions by ignoring the exploits themselves and instead identifying the behaviour that results from the exploit. This means that Network Monitoring systems are able to identify all malicious behaviour regardless of source or intent. They also have the added benefit of being able to discover network weaknesses or points of greatest vulnerability before an exploit is launched.

 
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Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and anti-virus only form part of modern cyber security defences. The security gap that most organisations are exposed to exists within their own network.

Perception is able to address the blind- spots of traditional endpoint and perimeter protection systems by working at high data rates at the core of the network while using advanced logic to perform in depth analysis and behavioural identification of all visible network traffic.

Whether this blind-spot contains a threat which has circumvented the rules-based or sand-boxing appliances, data being leaked by a trusted device, or simple human error; this activity can be detected by effective real- time internal network monitoring. Until now this has proved an almost impossible task,

given the volume of data which flows at the network core in even the most basic of networks. Perception solves this key problem and is designed to work alongside industry-leading perimeter and endpoint solutions so that our customers are protected across their whole network, not just at the perimeter.

A NETWORK MONITORING SYSTEM ALLOWS YOU TO:

  • PROACTIVELY IDENTIFY WEAKNESSES AND VULNERABILITIES

  • CHECK COMPLIANCE WITH SECURITY POLICIES

  • CONFIRM NO NEW THREATS ARE PRESENT

  • IDENTIFY ACTIVE THREATS - INCLUDING ZERO-DAYS

  • MONITOR NETWORK ACTIVITY

  • MAINTAIN SECURITY LEVELS AS THE NETWORK CHANGES