Lumeta Adopts Open Standard to Publish Real-Time Alerts and Proactive Network Discovery Information to a Variety of Security and Network Tools

May 19, 2009

IPsonar(R) IF-MAP Client Allows Users to Reduce IT Complexity with Up-To-The-Minute Alerts on Policy Violations in all Networked Devices

SOMERSET, N.J., May 19 /PRNewswire/ — Interop Las Vegas — Lumeta Corporation today announced the availability of its IF-MAP client, which provides organizations with real-time scanning event information from IPsonar. IT managers can create their own custom administrative and scanning configuration policies, using IPsonar to send immediate alerts on items of interest or concern to an IF-MAP supporting server so they can be remediated quickly.

IF-MAP, a protocol released last year by the Trusted Computing Group‘s Trusted Network Connect (TNC) Work Group, allows a variety of security and network tools to communicate about network devices, their state and their activities. IF-MAP aggregates real-time information from a variety of sources into one coordinated standard. TNC’s IF-MAP allows for information sharing across disparate security platforms, reducing cost and complexity, while hardening security.

Lumeta IPsonar provides global network visibility, discovering every device across the network, including non-traditional IP-enabled devices, as well as those not currently under management. Lumeta’s Open API’s support integration though a variety of means, however the company has also been a vocal supporter and adopter of the TNC’s vendor-neutral open standard for integrated security systems.

Through the IPsonar IF-MAP client, network and security management can gain visibility into all networked devices and how connectivity flows between them. This critical information is vital to the success of activities such as cybersecurity programs, mergers and acquisitions, data center consolidation, asset & change management, compliance, and large network transformations and technology rollouts.

“The threats posed to IT networks are constantly changing as the networks themselves are growing. This puts pressure on organizations to keep up with the state of the infrastructure and the nature of the endpoints at all times,” said Steve Hanna, co-chair, Trusted Computing Group Trusted Network Connect Work Group. “The IF-MAP protocol is a powerful means for communicating real-time security information across a wide array of systems that can then act on that information based on pre-defined policies. Lumeta’s IF-MAP client is an important part of this new integrated, intelligent and proactive IT security management approach.”

Lumeta IPsonar’s IF-MAP client provides customers with:

  • The ability to create custom rules and policies in both administrative and scanning configurations;
  • Real-time alerts from devices that have violated scanning policies, as well as alerts from violations as measured by IPsonar reporting;
  • A global view of the enterprise network, complete with up-to-the-minute data on critical events, as they occur.

“With Lumeta’s IF-MAP client for IPsonar, IT organizations can be immediately notified when they have a device that is out of compliance with policy, regardless of whether their other network and security tools are monitoring that device,” said Michael Markulec, chief operating officer at Lumeta. “As a result, network leaks, rouge devices and other security vulnerabilities on the network can be immediately addressed, giving cyber criminals no time to take advantage of them.”

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.

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