The University of Manchester Selects Lancope’s StealthWatch Network Behavior Analysis for End-to-End Network Visibility, Accelerated Troubleshooting and Improved Security Management
As Britain’s largest single-site university, The University of
“We have a large, complex network with a lot of unmanaged desktop machines,” said
After spending weeks investigating and resolving an incident involving suspiciously high traffic levels to and from certain network services, The University of Manchester IT staff realized it needed a solution for improved network visibility. First they investigated intrusion prevention systems (IPS), but soon realized that IPS technology could not provide a holistic view of the campus network without a huge expense.
“Khipu Networks, our Lancope reseller, suggested network behavior analysis technology and arranged a trial of StealthWatch,” said Arnold. “We found StealthWatch so useful right away; it delivered exactly what we wanted, so we decided to deploy it on our network.”
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With detailed visibility insight into network traffic patterns, link utilization and overall network performance – all from a single dashboard, StealthWatch dramatically accelerates network and security troubleshooting.
Prior to StealthWatch, investigating network events was a cumbersome, time-consuming process. “Individual system administrators had to manually gather information from their system and then come together to correlate behaviors in an attempt to pinpoint the source of the problem,” said Arnold. “Now we simply access the StealthWatch Management Console for a consolidated view of network traffic and behavior. The system is incredibly flexible and tunable as well.”
Using StealthWatch, The University of Manchester IT staff has spotted trouble on the network before it was noticed anywhere else. And, it has saved valuable time in identifying specific users who have accessed a particular system.
According to Arnold, “StealthWatch will improve our customer service and keep us more proactive when it comes to addressing network behavior and security incidents.”
“Khipu Networks partners with Lancope because we see StealthWatch as a ‘no-brainer’ solution for any organization seeking holistic network visibility and performance management without the cost and complexity of deploying in-line technologies. Furthermore, StealthWatch easily scales to accommodate any network throughput, which for Universities sector often means Gigabit and more,” said
“Universities maintain large, complex networks that require continuous visibility and control, but often lack the resources necessary for optimal network performance and security demands,” said
Learn how StealthWatch addresses the needs of academic institutions worldwide at http://www.lancope.com/downloads/StealthWatchforEducationIndustry.pdf.
About Khipu Networks
Khipu Networks is a UK-based advanced systems integrator, focusing on supplying innovative secure compliant infrastructure solutions across the public and private sector. The company is a leading adopter of new and best-in-breed technology – expert technical staff ensure that customers get the solution-s they need, when they want them and how they need them.
The ethos is to ensure that the customer has the edge on the security and compliance of their network and not the attacker. Hampshire based Khipu Networks Ltd is the security division of the White Clarke Group of companies. Khipu Networks is an Alcatel-Lucent Direct Partner (specialists in wireless) and the exclusive reseller of Bradford Campus Manager in the UK and
Lancope(R), Inc. is the provider of the StealthWatch(R) System, the most widely used network behavior analysis (NBA) solution combines flow-based anomaly detection and network performance monitoring. Delivering unified visibility across physical and virtual networks, StealthWatch eliminates network blind spots and reduces total network and security management costs. StealthWatch streamlines security, network and virtual monitoring into one process, reduces time and resources, and eliminates the costs and complexity associated with non-integrated point products. Both OPSEC and Common Criteria-certified, StealthWatch received the 2008 and 2007 Global Excellence Award in NBA. Defending the networks of Global 2000 organizations, academic institutions and government entities, StealthWatch protects hundreds of enterprise customers worldwide, more than all direct competitors combined. Lancope also partners with fellow best-of-breed solution providers through its Technology Alliance Program, which includes Cisco Systems, Brocade, Blue Coat, VMware, IBM Tivoli, Check Point, TippingPoint, ArcSight and A10 Networks. Lancope is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in
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