Government Defense Department Enhances Ability to Detect And Deflect Intruders
CUSTOMER TYPE: Defense
- Acquire better visibility into the traﬃc traversing the secure network
- The LiveNX network application management platform
- Ability to exercise the high-level visibility needed to quickly identify security issues and the granular access required to resolve them
The defense department of a national government with heightened sensitivity to internal and external military threats had the need to improve traﬃc management on their secure networks. Given the operational environment, the department required continual deep visibility into their networks to detect and ward oﬀ attacks. The asymmetrical nature of cyberwarfare favors the attacker, who can do signiﬁcant damage with a 1 percent success rate, while the defender must repel 100 percent of the attacks in this high-stakes game.
The ubiquitous command-line interface commonly used by many network engineers was cumbersome and restricted visibility to the device and port level, much too granular a view to detect and deﬂect intruders.
The department selected LiveNX from LiveAction to provide the high-level network-wide visibility required by this special application while supporting the ability to drill down to the ﬂow and interface level for monitoring and intervention when required, all without leaving the ease and ﬂexibility of working in the GUI.
The LiveNX single-pane-of-glass paradigm enables the ability to monitor and conﬁgure the network from a logical or geographical perspective as required, mirroring the mental model from which an engineer visualizes the network. This capability leads to a rapid understanding of the architecture and traﬃc ﬂow, enhancing the ability to identify trouble spots and correct them.
LiveAction is uniquely qualiﬁed to provide a solution to this market segment because LiveNX was initially developed for the U.S. Department of Defense to manage quality of service for critical traﬃc for their tactical production networks.
LiveNX provided the required added level of visibility into traﬃc for the department to maintain the security of their network.
”LiveNX works! Due to security reasons, nothing more needs to be said,” the IT network manager said.
“Live NX works! Due to security reasons, nothing more needs to be said.”
– IT Network Manager for a Government Defense Department