Packet Analysis

Why Network Packet Captures Should Matter to CIOs and CISOs

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Network security has never been more important, and network visibility demands have seen a huge increase as networks become virtualized and more complex.

Network and Security Operations Center (NOC and SOC) teams count every minute when troubleshooting performance problems or hunting down malicious activity. They rely heavily on solutions providing high-level dashboards, automated alerts, and AI based insights, however at the end of the day they will need the network packet captures to provide the evidence and detailed data necessary for experts to conclusively resolve issues.

With the launch of our CS TraceFrame Devkit, we wrote a guest article for InfoSec Solutions Review addresses the importance of network captures, what they are, where to source them in your network, as well as tips for how NOC and SOC teams use them to do their jobs more effectively. From the article:

Network security has never been more important; network visibility demands have seen a huge increase as networks become virtualized and more complex.

Currently, Network and Security Operations Center (NOC and SOC) teams count every minute when troubleshooting performance problems or hunting down malicious activity. As technology has improved, more organizations have turned towards analytics, AI, and automation in order to manage this complexity and reduce dwell time.

The gains achieved by CIOs through automation and analytics cannot be understated. However, the need for teams to view and analyze network data directly becomes even more critical as automation becomes relied upon more heavily.

This information, in the form of network packet captures, provides the evidence and detail necessary for experts to conclusively resolve issues. Expertise in capture analysis, however, is an esoteric field, and often overlooked by CIOs and CISOs when considering their entire IT or security workflow. Properly realized as the valuable resource they are, giving your teams easy access to packet captures will have your teams solving problems faster and more reliably.

Read the full article on Solutions Review

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