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Omnis cyber intelligence

Cybersecurity, service assurance, and business analytics solutions provider NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com) release Omnis Cyber Intelligence, the industry’s fastest and most scalable network security software solution, built on the foundation of the industry’s most prominent network monitoring and packet recording and analysis technology.

With cyberattacks increasing and breaches making front-page news, IT security teams find that their existing tools are no match for this growing threat, and both their expenses and their cyber risk are growing out of control.  This is the case because the typical data sets feeding these tools are reactive, not granular, and do not extend to the earliest indications of a potential attack.

NETSCOUT’s Omnis Cyber Intelligence (
www.netscout.com/solutions/omnis-security) solution consists of an analytics stack and cyber security software sensors that arm security teams with proactive, actionable intelligence helping them to perform tasks such as continuous scanning and analysis for reconnaissance to detect attacks earlier, minimizing exposure and, in many cases, thwarting the threat.  Provide them with rapidly access high-resolution historical evidence far back in time to understand how an attack started to prevent similar breaches and stop ongoing malicious activity; and evaluate the extent of penetration and impacted assets when attacks occur to prevent malware from spreading.

In addition, the solution deploys on-premises, in virtualized data centres, and the public cloud, supporting an organization’s evolving deployment preferences without impacting security governance and workflows, integrating with their security ecosystem through APIs and partnerships with leading vendors such as Splunk, Palo Alto Networks, and AWS.

“NETSCOUT's unique ASI technology allows companies to truly unlock the actionable intelligence embedded in network transactions and packets,” says Christopher Kissel, research director, security and trust products, IDC.  “Where others have failed, NETSCOUT has made the use of packet data fast and affordable with their patented metadata extraction, intelligent reduction, and indexing.  Omnis Cyber Intelligence provides security analysts with the information they need to quickly and accurately assess the scope and scale of an incident and reduce the associated risk and negative impact.”

“Enterprises have invested heavily in cybersecurity solutions, but they are largely ineffective because they lack the actionable visibility needed to spot attacks before they have broad impact,” adds Sanjay Munshi, Vice President, Product Management, NETSCOUT.  “As attack surfaces expand, the Omnis Cyber Intelligence solution extends throughout the infrastructure, integrates into existing ecosystems, and becomes part of the growing movement towards XDR, using meaningful metadata, or smart data, and powerful cyber analytics to quickly get to the root cause of the cybersecurity issue and mitigate risk.”