Lumeta Announces New Release of IPsonar; Includes Enhanced Network Discovery, Visualization and Analysis Features

November 16, 2010

SOMERSET, N.J., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ – Lumeta Corporation, the leading provider of network discovery, mapping and network leak detection solutions for large enterprises and government agencies, today announced a new release of IPsonar®, which includes advancements in the product’s discovery, visualization and analysis capabilities.

Lumeta’s IPsonar features an integrated network risk scorecard, the Lumeta Network Index(TM), to distill network discovery data across an enterprise network into a set of high-level metrics from 4 categories (Network Topology, Network Address Space, Network Leaks, Device Fingerprints). The scorecard displays items such as Unknown Networks, Network Leaks and Perimeter Router Statistics to quickly highlight priority areas of risk for remediation. The Lumeta Network Index executive scorecard helps organizations quantify and compare levels of network risk over time; measure the effectiveness of security policies; and better understand the impact of network change on the state of the enterprise network as a whole.

The latest release also allows for a high level of customization through IPsonar custom services. Through a consulting engagement, the new enhanced scorecard mechanism can be configured to report on a variety of security and compliance metrics in support of internal network policy measurement or key aspects of regulations such as the Payment Card Industry Standards (PCI) or the United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB).

As part of IPsonar’s robust Device Discovery module, Lumeta has added Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificate identification and HTTPS testing capabilities. IPsonar Device Discovery SSL Certificate Identification allows users to proactively manage expiry, reducing the risk of SSL downtime; validate security compliance for online transactions, communications and web-based applications; and identify “rogue” or expired certificates.

The SSL Certificate Identification feature reports on SSL Certificate attributes such as IP address, Internal DNS Name, Expiry Date, Certificate Type, Issuer and Subject. IPsonar’s automated inventory of all SSL Certificates across all domains is completely vendor-neutral and Certificate Authority (CA) agnostic, providing visibility into extensive SSL deployments across diverse environments.

The latest release of IPsonar includes a comprehensive comparison reporting feature, which allows users to compare any two reports, and highlights the differences between the results. IPsonar is pre-configured with a group of common comparisons, such as unknown devices and total number of routers, and users also have the ability to create and modify their own comparison queries by setting parameters through the intuitive user interface. IPsonar’s new comprehensive reporting comparison functionality provides users with a clear method to analyze network change across the network over time, or to compare key security factors between network segments or business units.

With this latest release of IPsonar, Lumeta has enhanced the mapping capabilities to allow users to better interact with the way the map is displayed as well as to allow the map to be controlled in ways which are beneficial when exploring very large data sets. Lumeta IPsonar now includes the ability for users to create and save user defined layouts. Users can combine a set of nodes into a group and label that group for easy segmentation of the data. Also, users can select a node or group on the map and move it to a specific location and then lock it into position on the map.

Lumeta IPsonar is well known for its advanced enterprise network visualization capabilities, the heritage of which was started more than 10 years ago with the development of the Internet Mapping Project. Lumeta IPsonar has been adopted by some of the largest networks in the world not only to provide network situational awareness but also because of the Visual Analytics capabilities the product offers.

“Today’s exploding IT complexity can hinder even the most sophisticated security programs,” said Lumeta Chief Operating Officer, Michael Markulec. “IPsonar’s latest release continues Lumeta’s commitment to comprehensive network situational awareness with new discovery capabilities, an enhanced reporting engine, and improved visual analytics.”

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 discovery and visibility 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 situational awareness, 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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