Lancope Helps Retailers Prevent Destructive Data Breaches with In-Depth Network Visibility
Complimentary webinar to outline key technologies and best practices for detecting cyber-attacks and protecting Point of Sale (POS) systems
ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Lancope, Inc., a leader in network visibility and security intelligence, will present two complimentary webinars on Wednesday, February 12 at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time to help retailers avoid the onslaught of damaging data breaches that continue to tarnish some of the world’s biggest and most trusted brands. Lancope Director of Security Research Tom Cross will deliver best practices and discuss key technologies that retailers can employ to rapidly enhance their cyber security, forensics and incident response efforts and better protect customer data. To register for the complimentary webinar, “Protecting Retail Data from Cyber-Attacks,” go to: http://www.lancope.com/company-overview/webinar/.
“It has recently become painfully clear that a substantial data breach can significantly harm a retail brand and certainly impact the bottom line in a variety of ways,” said Cross. “As the frequency of retail attacks continues to grow, it is time for retailers to look beyond conventional perimeter defenses and bare-minimum compliance measures to better secure their POS systems and credit card data. Today’s retailers must be able to quickly detect attacks that make their way onto the network, and mitigate them before they cause material damage to reputation, customer loyalty, financials and more.”
Join Lancope to learn about key retail security concepts and techniques:
-- Learn about attacks that have recently targeted the retail industry -- See how attackers are able to get access to POS systems, and how they exfiltrate data once that access is obtained -- Understand how to achieve comprehensive network visibility in distributed POS environments -- Establish a means to recognize and prevent data hoarding/exfiltration
By collecting and analyzing NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of flow data inherent in existing network infrastructure, Lancope’s StealthWatch(®) System provides a cost-effective means of obtaining comprehensive, 24/7 visibility and security across even the largest, most complex environments. This flow-based, behavioral analysis is an ideal solution for retailers, providing them the ability to economically monitor hundreds of remote stores and points-of-presence in real time without having to install an expensive security appliance at each location.
With NetFlow, retail organizations can detect a wide variety of attacks – including malware, APTs, insider threats and DDoS – in their early stages before they result in data loss or other issues. Additionally, unlike packet captures, NetFlow data can realistically be stored for months, making it invaluable for obtaining comprehensive network audit trails that can be used to conduct forensic investigations into incidents that are not discovered until several months after they occur – which, according to industry reports, is unfortunately often the case.
The StealthWatch System includes several other key features that can help retailers closely monitor POS systems and detect suspicious data transfers, including a “Suspect Data Loss” alarm that automatically alerts administrators when an anomalous amount of data is being exfiltrated. The next version of the StealthWatch System, version 6.5 (available in late February), will also include new alarms to automatically detect and alert on data hoarding, a precursor to exfiltration.
For additional information on Lancope’s solutions for retail security, go to: http://www.lancope.com/blog/network-visibility-is-key-for-combating-attacks-against-retail/.
Lancope, Inc. is a leading provider of network visibility and security intelligence to defend enterprises against today’s top threats. By collecting and analyzing NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of flow data, Lancope’s StealthWatch(® )System helps organizations quickly detect a wide range of attacks from APTs and DDoS to zero-day malware and insider threats. Through pervasive insight across distributed networks, including mobile, identity and application awareness, Lancope accelerates incident response, improves forensic investigations and reduces enterprise risk. Lancope’s security capabilities are continuously enhanced with threat intelligence from the StealthWatch Labs research team. For more information, visit www.lancope.com.
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