Top Five Things You Should Know About Network Forensics

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Why you need network forensics

Traditionally, organizations invested in network forensics when they recognized the need for a systematic approach to more quickly resolve security and network performance issues. That’s still true, but in the age of 10G and faster networks, forensics has taken on new and even greater importance as the only way organizations can conduct detailed analysis of the traffic crossing their network at 5Gbps or higher. Today’s networks transmit so much data that the only way to monitor and troubleshoot the traffic is to record it first. So, while network forensics is still an invaluable tool for finding proof of security attacks, it’s also now a “must-have” tool for thoroughly analyzing modern networks.

Network forensics is the process of capturing, storing and analyzing activity that takes place on a computer network. While it’s often associated with solving network security breaches, the practice can also help solve far more common network issues, like spikes in utilization, drops in VoIP call quality, identifying rogue activity, and improving both network and application performance.

In this slideshow, WildPackets, provider of network and application performance analysis solutions, explains the basics of network forensics and how it can be used to improve network performance at all organizations.


Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

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