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[November 05, 2012]

Lancope and Cisco to Present a New Approach for Combating Advanced Cyber Threats

ATLANTA, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security and network performance monitoring, will join Cisco and guest, Forrester, to deliver a complimentary webinar on strategies for defending against today's advanced attacks. Taking place on Thursday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT, the webinar, entitled "A New Approach for Evolving Cyber Threats," will discuss why today's conventional security controls are no longer enough to fend off sophisticated attacks, and what organizations can do to better protect their networks. Those interested can register at:

According to the August 2012 commissioned Technology Adoption Profile, "Responding To New Threats Requires A New Approach," conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Lancope and Cisco: "Today, information security success is no longer defined by preventing attacks, but instead by how quickly organizations can detect and contain breaches. Many enterprises fail to recognize this important shift, overestimating their ability to stop attackers and focusing on traditional preventative controls as the anchor of their defensive strategy." The study goes on to say: "Enlightened organizations have adopted network flow analysis capabilities to augment their preventative controls, but fail to include the additional context necessary to truly identify malicious activity within their networks." By revealing exactly what is going on inside a network at any given time, NetFlow, IPFIX and other flow data can help organizations create an always-on sensor grid for detecting bad behavior and potential security risks within the enterprise environment. When leveraged with advanced, flow-based monitoring solutions like Lancope's StealthWatch® System, flow data can significantly improve an organization's risk posture. Coupled with additional context such as identity, reputation, application and device awareness, flow-based monitoring enables security teams to uncover insider threats, Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and other sophisticated, targeted attacks lurking in the network.

"Online threat actors continue to adapt their attack methods to evade detection by conventional solutions and remain active in a network for long periods of time," said Tom Albert, vice president of business development for Lancope. "Organizations need to stop relying solely on traditional tools to defend their networks, and begin to supplement them with next-generation solutions that provide not only in-depth internal network visibility, but also advanced threat context for more easily identifying anomalous behaviors." Join this webinar to learn about best practices for network defense from security experts at Lancope, Cisco and Forrester: WHO: - Tom Albert, Vice President of Business Development, Lancope - Raja Patel, Director, Security Solutions Product Management, Cisco Systems - Rick Holland, Senior Analyst, Forrester WHAT: "A New Approach for Evolving Cyber Threats" WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT REGISTER: Participants will learn: Why modern attacks cannot be thwarted by traditional, preventative controls Why agencies are still getting breached despite investments in flow analysis, often without even knowing it How to obtain the security context necessary to fend off today's threats How network analysis and visibility (NAV) tools like flow-based monitoring can detect attack activity prior to data exfiltration For more information on Lancope and Cisco solutions for combating advanced threats, go to:

About LancopeLancope, Inc. is a leading provider of flow-based monitoring solutions to ensure high-performing and secure networks for global enterprises. Unifying critical network performance and security information for borderless network visibility, Lancope provides actionable insight that reduces the time between problem identification and resolution. Enterprise customers worldwide, including healthcare, financial services, government and higher education institutions, rely on Lancope to make better network decisions, respond faster to network problem areas and avoid costly outages and downtime -- at a fraction of the cost of conventional network monitoring solutions. With Lancope, you can know your network and run your business better. Privately held and venture-backed, Lancope is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit

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