Network Visibility Can Help Avoid the IT Blame Game

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Security events on the rise

It’s no secret that cyber attacks have become much more sophisticated and that organizations are being breached at unprecedented levels. Recent high-profile data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and eBay prove that even the largest of organizations is susceptible to targeted or persistent attacks. Part of the equation for protecting enterprise networks from such security risks is the level of detection capabilities in use.

Eighty-three percent of respondents reported an increase in the number of security events they have investigated in the past year, while 81 percent of SecOps respondents said their organization had actually experienced a network security breach. Only 27 percent of breaches were discovered without the use of alerting tools – such as SIEM or NPM – through manual searches and user reporting, indicating the need for tools to provide analysis with accurate network traffic data.

The proliferation of data on enterprise networks continues to increase with the rising demand for such technologies as virtualization, software-defined networking, and high-performance computing, as well as a growing dependency on mobility across the workforce. Couple this with a sophisticated cyber attack landscape, and it’s all IT can do to keep up with network activity.

Emulex, which plays a central role in connecting, monitoring and managing enterprise networks, conducted a survey to determine how much visibility network operations (NetOps) and security operations (SecOps) professionals actually have into critical events that happen within their networks, as well as such things as the tools they are using, how accurate their attribution and reporting of root causes is, whether they have experienced data breaches, and how much time and money network and security events cost their organizations.

 

Related Topics : Blade Servers, Business Integration, Ethernet, LAN, Network Protocols

 
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