Lumeta Cautions Network Managers and Security Personnel: Know What Else is on Your Network

February 3, 2009

The Proliferation of IP-enabled Devices can Negatively Impact Network Security and Availability – Network Discovery is Key to Identifying these Devices and Protecting Large IT Infrastructures

SOMERSET, N.J., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Lumeta, the leading provider of Network Assurance solutions for enterprises and government agencies, today cautioned that the increased popularity of IP-enabled devices can inadvertently degrade a network’s security posture, leading to costly security breaches and unplanned down time. The issues posed by these devices — such as IP phones, facility security control devices, and hand-held devices — include unmanaged connectivity both into and out of the network, in addition to improperly configured devices, which can jeopardize overall IT security measures.

“IP-enabled devices are showing up on more and more IT networks, and for good reason — they extend the advantages of an IP network to other areas of the business which were traditionally served by analog devices,” said Lumeta’s Chief Operating Officer, Michael Markulec. “Unfortunately, they also introduce increased risk onto the network infrastructure, since they must now be treated like any other device on the network with respect to existing security and compliance protocols. Organizations must have visibility into everything that is on the network in order to ensure its overall health and security and that the proper procedures have been followed with respect to each and every device on that network.”

Used at some of the largest government agencies and financial services firms in the world, Lumeta IPsonar, provides global network visibility, identifying all devices and connections, mapping network topology, and providing device attributes, such as such as a server’s operating system or whether a device or host has a particular service enabled. Using this data, managers and security personnel can take the necessary action to help ensure highest levels of security and compliance with government and other mandates. IPsonar enables organizations to quickly and easily monitor security posture and compliance, prioritize trouble spots and resolve issues before audits occur. In addition, detailed reports can be generated, providing objective results so companies no longer have to depend on less reliable methods like word-of-mouth or extrapolation.

About Lumeta Corporation

Lumeta empowers large enterprise and government agencies with global network visibility, allowing them to understand how network change affects security, availability, and compliance.

Lumeta’s IPsonar is the industry’s only network assurance solution that discovers and maps every asset on a network, including assets not currently under management. This capability enables IT professionals to analyze the connectivity between assets and networks, uncover risk patterns, and automate the enforcement of network policies.

With this level of network assurance, IT organizations can harden security, improve business continuity, and deploy new services without impacting its ability to deliver existing services.

For more information, visit the Lumeta Web site at www.lumeta.com.

Lumeta, the Lumeta logo, IPsonar and the IPsonar logo are trademarks and service marks of the Lumeta Corporation. Other product and company names appearing in this document may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    Joseph Rigoli                           Rebecca Hagen
    Davies Murphy Group                     Lumeta Corporation
    781-418-2423                            732-357-3525
    lumeta@daviesmurphy.com                 rhagen@lumeta.com

SOURCE Lumeta Corporation

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