SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire -03/06/12)- Narus, Inc., the leader in real-time network traffic intelligence and analytics, today unveiled NarusInsight 8, which continues Narus' tradition of delivering situational awareness in an ever-changing cyber environment. The latest release fully supports IPv6, keeping pace with industry and government organizations as they adopt new standards. NarusInsight 8 also offers improved efficiency for existing software and enhanced performance for more powerful hardware. Support for additional system hardening required for government environments rounds out NarusInsight 8. With this release, Narus continues its leadership in providing enhanced situational awareness with its real-time traffic intelligence and analytics. NarusInsight now supports more than 1,000 netflow sources with more than 2,500 interfaces. NarusInsight comes complete with embedded connectors to world-class data warehouses such as Teradata and SEIMs such as ArcSight. Precision targeting provides packet capture capabilities for deep analytics and session reconstruction without the need for additional packet capture applications.
NarusInsight leverages a scalable, flexible and powerful architecture and a combination of patented, real-time traffic intelligence and cyber analytics to provide unique insight into the quality of the network and traffic and subsequently the security of any critical infrastructure. NarusInsight offers a total network view of heterogeneous networks, and provides deep insight into multiple layers of network traffic. The information is provided in real time, enabling customers to see clearly what is happening in their networks from Layer 2 though Layer 7, and use this information to quickly mitigate malicious activity and optimize network assets. Network operators are able to proactively guard against cyber threats and maintain the integrity, quality and efficiency of their network and data.
NarusInsight 8 offers some key features and functionality that protect against today's cyber threats and evolve with the threat landscape of tomorrow, setting it apart from its industry peers.
- Support for IPv6 - This latest release extends NarusInsight's real-time capture and processing capabilities to include IPv6. This is especially critical for government and large international organizations (healthcare and financial institutions included) that are leading the charge in adopting the latest industry standard. Most of today's security solutions operate using IPv4, and are unable to correctly parse and identify IPv6 connections. Cyber criminals seize on this lapse in visibility, creating IPv6 connections that are ignored by security solutions, and easily slipping into a network. With NarusInsight 8, the same features and functionality from previous releases supporting IPv4 are carried over to the IPv6 version.
- Increased efficiency, enhanced performance, improved scalability - With NarusInsight 8, existing software efficiency is increased by 25 percent on average, with no need for investment in new hardware. This ability to process vast quantities of data efficiently (at 10Gb/s) with no extra expenditure is a huge draw in today's cost-conscious economy. Moreover, NarusInsight 8 now supports more powerful hardware. This, combined with the efficient processing of large amounts of data, combines to deliver the perfect solution, even for big data environments.
- System hardening - Especially critical for government, financial services and healthcare organizations, NarusInsight 8 supports system hardening. This functionality reduces the areas of vulnerability by removing unnecessary software and disabling applications, thereby closing ports that may be easy entry points for hackers looking to invade a network.
"Our critical infrastructures are at the mercy of cyber criminals and constantly changing cyber environment, and the only way to ensure the quality of the data on these networks is to gain 'cyber intelligence' into the network traffic," said Greg Oslan, chief executive officer, Narus. "NarusInsight delivers the knowledge needed to ensure the protection of critical infrastructures, that data integrity remains intact and quality of life is maintained."
NarusInsight 8 is generally available in March. For more information, please visit www.narus.com.
Narus provides real-time network traffic intelligence and analytics software that analyzes IP traffic and flow data to map the digital DNA (or behavior) of the network in real time.
Through its patented analytics, Narus' carrier-class software detects patterns and anomalies that predict and identify security issues, misuse of network resources, suspicious or criminal activity, and other events that compromise the integrity of IP networks. The NarusInsight System is designed to be a next-generation Network Analysis and Visibility (NAV) solution integrated into a customer's operational environment, strengthening existing security and monitoring systems, while providing total traffic visibility across the network.
NarusInsight protects and manages the largest IP networks around the world, and has been deployed with commercial and government installations on five continents. Narus is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA - News), and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with regional offices around the world. To learn more about Narus and NarusInsight, please visit www.narus.com.