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Upcoming LMTV Event on How to Improve Compliance Activities for IT

Upcoming LMTV Event on How to Improve Compliance Activities for IT

There is a new LMTV event happening on April 11, 2018. Keith Bromley from Keysight Technologies (formerly Ixia) and Wayne Dixon from ForeScout will be talking about how to use network visibility to improve regulatory compliance. While regulatory compliance is an important activity for medium to large businesses, easy and cost-effective solutions can be difficult to find.

Network visibility is an often overlooked, but critically important activity, that can help lower costs and make life easier for IT personnel working on compliance requirements. Solutions like network packet brokers (NPBs) allow you mask sensitive data, perform packet slicing, implement lawful intercept, and discover rogue IT. Purpose-built compliance solutions can also use data filtered by NPBs to perform activities better and also allow IT to demonstrate their regulatory compliance in an easy manner.

Some key thoughts we will discuss during the event:

  • A Visibility Architecture is an end-to-end infrastructure which enables physical and virtual network, application, and security visibility. Instead of just adding components as you need them at sporadic intervals (i.e. crisis points), step back and take a larger view of where you are and what you want to achieve.
  • There are at least four specific areas where NPBs can help compliance activities for network monitoring to:
  • Provide masking of sensitive data. This includes data masking for one or more digits so that security and monitoring tools downstream don’t receive clear text data.
  • Remove the data packet payload with packet trimming. When packet header information is all you need, packet slicing allows you to eliminate the propagation of unnecessary and dangerous data within the payload of the packet.
  • Perform lawful intercept of data from specified IP addresses and VLANs.
  • Create regular expression search strings using application intelligence to enable better searches for specific data
  • There are at least two additional areas where NPBs can help a security architecture to:
  • Discover rogue IT (unauthorized applications and devices), which helps avoid policy and compliance issues.
  • Enforce IT policies, like detecting off-network storage and unapproved web-based email solutions, to identify exfiltration of data potential security risks.
  • Data from NPBs can also be fed to purpose-built compliance solutions like the ForeScout CounterACT solution to support demonstration of regulatory and endpoint compliance.

Join us for the fourth of several discussions to learn how to unleash the power of network visibility.

If you can’t make it to the event, watch the podcast on-demand or check out some of these free resources.

 

 


LMTV LIVE | Improve Network Security with Visibility (with Keith Bromley and Martin Holste)

 

LIVE Event Start Time: 9:30 AM PST, March 7, 2018

NetworkVis_Ad_TroubleshootIT_170x200Keith Bromley from Keysight Technologies (formerly Ixia) and Martin Holste from FireEye will be talking about how to use network visibility to improve network security.

Network security is one of, if not THE, most important topics for anyone in IT. This is true from the security engineer all the way to the CISO, CIO, and even the CEO. Everyone wants to improve security. The question though is, “What can you really do to improve it?” One solid answer is to strengthen your deployment of inline security tools. This is critical to an architecture where you are trying to maximize your defenses. Network visibility is what enables you to quickly isolate security threats.

Some key thoughts we will discuss during the event:

  • A Visibility Architecture is an end-to-end infrastructure which enables physical and virtual network, application, and security visibility
  • There are several possible ways to optimize your security architecture:
    • Insert external bypass switches between the network and security tools to improve network availability and reliability
    • Deploy the right kind security tools, like an IPS, to inspect incoming data and improve threat detection and isolation
    • Perform serial tool chaining for suspect data to improve the data inspection process Insert network packet brokers to improve security device availability by using either n+1 or High Availability technology
  • Security tools, like those from FireEye, can provide inline capabilities to help you improve your network operations. This lets you see and capture threats before they enter your network.
  • A visibility architecture typically yields immediate benefits such as the following: eliminating blind spots, improving data flow to security tools, and maximizing network and tool availability

Join us for the third of several discussions to learn how to unleash the power of network visibility.

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LMTV LIVE | How to Improve Network Troubleshooting (with Keith Bromley and Bill Coon)

With Paul Offord of Advance7 hosting, Keith Bromley from Keysight Technologies (formerly Ixia) and Bill Coon from Riverbed will be talking about how to use network visibility to improve troubleshooting.

According to an Enterprise Management Associates report (Network Management Megatrends 2016), IT teams already spend around 36% of their daily efforts on reactive troubleshooting efforts. In addition, pressure can increase exponentially on IT personnel as problem resolution time increases, since it directly correlates to network and application slowness and downtime. There is a new LMTV event happening on February 21, 2018. Keith Bromley from Keysight Technologies (formerly Ixia) and Bill Coon from Riverbed will be talking about how to use network visibility to improve troubleshooting. According to an Enterprise Management Associates report (Network Management Megatrends 2016), IT teams already spend around 36% of their daily efforts on reactive troubleshooting efforts. In addition, pressure can increase exponentially on IT personnel as problem resolution time increases, since it directly correlates to network and application slowness and downtime. 

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LMTV LIVE | How to Improve Network Performance (with Keith Bromley and Jim Sullivan)

Keith Bromley from Keysight Technologies (formerly Ixia) and Jim Sullivan from ExtraHop will be talking about how to use network visibility to improve network performance. In short, network visibility is what enables you to quickly isolate and resolve performance issues; ultimately ensuring the best possible end-user experience.

Since tactical data loses 70% of its value after 30 minutes, the speed and accuracy of data analysis is critical. A proper visibility architecture addresses the strategic end-to-end monitoring goals of the network, whether they are physical, virtual, out-of-band, or inline security visibility.

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LMTV LIVE | Wireshark Week (with Brad Reinboldt and Tony Fortunato)



Wireshark_email_header_17_200_3This week Tim, Tony and Denny spoke with an old friend, Brad Reinboldt, Senior Solutions Manager from Viavi Solutions, about their upcoming free education webinar series Wireshark Week.

We looked at the challenges of getting started with Wireshark, uncover quick tips from Tony that make troubleshooting in Wireshark easier, and talk about other tools that work alongside Wireshark to simplify root-cause analysis. Additionally, Brad went into detail on the Wireshark web sessions offered from November 6-11.

For more information, click here to sign up for Wireshark Week

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