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NETSCOUT launches next-generation OCI
 

In the face of rising cyber threats, NETSCOUT’s (www.netscout.com) next generation Omnis Cyber Intelligence (OCI) solution provides security teams with real-time packet-level visibility across their digital infrastructure, helping them to identify threats earlier in the attack life cycle and thereby quickening investigations by gathering network-based forensic evidence to reduce the Mean Time to Response (MTTR).

OCI's next generation features include: hierarchical threat detection that combines ML-based behavioural analysis, threat intelligence, intrusion detection signatures, and continuous attack surface monitoring to detect threats at scale with higher confidence; a new security event dashboard with mappings to the MITRE ATT&CK® framework that reduces the time needed for security operations centre (SOC) teams to triage alerts and conduct more efficient threat analysis; and enhanced data optimization and export capabilities that improve and reduce the cost of integration into existing security ecosystems such as Splunk, Palo Alto Networks, or custom data lakes.

“As cyberattacks continue to grow more sophisticated and numerous, organizations need greater visibility into their networks and higher fidelity data to quickly catch and mitigate attacks before they have a chance to spread and inflict serious damage,” explains Sanjay Munshi, Senior Vice President, Product Management, NETSCOUT.

“Based on customer input, our engineers have worked hard to build a more advanced network detection and response (NDR) solution that makes organizations’ security stacks more effective, supported by deep integrations with leading vendors like Splunk, Palo Alto Networks, and AWS.  Additionally, customers can now export and use our high-fidelity network data to improve the accuracy of their AI/ML-based threat detection algorithms.”

 

“For enterprise-level organisations to reach Zero Trust maturity, comprehensive network visibility is essential,” adds John Grady, Principal Analyst for Network Security, TechTarget’s Enterprise Strategy Group.  “Security analysts can no longer rely solely on traditional network perimeter or endpoint defences.  Insight at the packet level is required to verify compliance with new security standards as network edges blur.  NETSCOUT’s unique source of high-fidelity network metadata and deep integrations throughout the cybersecurity ecosystem combine to make Omnis Cyber Intelligence a compelling solution for efficient detection, investigation, and analysis of threats as they move across highly distributed and complex modern-day networked infrastructure.”  

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