How do you improve the visibility of your cloud?

News | 09.07.2024

Cloud environments are complex and dynamic, making traditional network monitoring tools insufficient. Enterprises need real-time, comprehensive, packet-based visibility to ensure security, optimize performance, and maintain compliance. Without this, identifying vulnerabilities and responding to incidents is challenging.

Neglecting cloud visibility and security can lead to severe consequences, including:

  • Data breaches: Without adequate packet-based visibility, detecting unauthorized access or data exfiltration is challenging. Sensitive data stored in the cloud can be exposed to unauthorized access, leading to the loss of confidential information, intellectual property, and personal data.
  • Financial losses: Cyberattacks and data breaches often result in significant financial repercussions, including legal fines, regulatory penalties, remediation efforts, and revenue loss. The financial impact can extend to settlements and compensations.
  • Regulatory non-compliance: Organizations that fail to comply with industry regulations (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS) face severe penalties. Noncompliance can lead to hefty fines, legal actions, and increased scrutiny from regulatory bodies.
  • Insider threats: Without proper visibility, it’s difficult to monitor and detect insider threats. Malicious insiders or negligent employees can exploit security gaps to steal data or cause damage, often going unnoticed until significant harm is done.
  • Reputation damage: A security breach can severely damage an organization's reputation. Loss of customer trust can lead to decreased customer loyalty, negative media coverage, and long-term brand damage. Rebuilding a tarnished reputation is often costly and time-consuming.

NETSCOUT, a leader in network visibility, offers a cloud-native solution that provides unparalleled packet-based network visibility, enabling enterprises to detect and respond to threats efficiently.

NETSCOUT’s Omnis Cyber Intelligence (OCI) and Omnis CyberStream provide a powerful platform for advanced network threat detection and response via scalable deep packet inspection (DPI). This platform offers enterprises complete packet-based cloud security visibility, leveraging machine learning for behavioral analytics to detect known and zero-day threats.

  • Omnis CyberStream uses multidimensional threat detection techniques to ensure high-accuracy threat detection resulting in reduced false positives.
  • OCI serves as a unified interface for managing security events, integrating seamlessly with security information and event management (SIEM) tools and offering automation via security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) and extended detection and response (XDR) technologies for rapid threat response.

The NETSCOUT platform is designed to provide comprehensive packet-based visibility and security across diverse network environments. Here are the key features and benefits:

  • Visibility Without Borders: Omnis CyberStream extends packet-level visibility across on-premises, virtual, and hybrid cloud environments, ensuring effective threat detection and swift incident response. This comprehensive visibility is crucial for maintaining a robust security posture.
  • Multidimensional threat analytics: Omnis CyberStream employs machine learning and various threat detection methods (indicators of compromise [IoCs], policies, signatures, and behavior analysis) to minimize false positives and ensure thorough security coverage.
  • Seamless integration: The OCI platform supports integration with existing cybersecurity ecosystems, including SIEM, SOAR, and XDR systems, enhancing threat detection and response capabilities via tridirectional integration.
  • Comprehensive, packet-based, agnostic cloud visibility: NETSCOUT’s solutions are deployable across on-premises deployments; data centers; and cloud environments such as AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. The platform captures network packets in real time at speeds up to 100Gbps, utilizing NETSCOUT’S Adaptive Service Intelligence DPI technology to extract and store layer 2-7 metadata. This ensures real-time threat detection and historical investigation capabilities, empowering enterprises to proactively mitigate risks.
  • Centralized security event management: OCI offers centralized security event management.

NETSCOUT’s Omnis Cyber Intelligence and Omnis CyberStream provide a comprehensive, packet-based, agnostic cloud visibility solution, ensuring robust security and performance across any environment. By leveraging advanced multidimensional threat detection techniques and seamless integration with existing cybersecurity tools, NETSCOUT empowers enterprises to maintain a secure network infrastructure.

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