When it comes to networks, organizations are overwhelmed with the amount of data that traverses them. Even with all this data, though, it can be extremely difficult to uncover unwanted or malicious behaviors. Gigamon appliances export unique information that can be used to provide contextual insight into the network for both networking and security professionals alike. In this article, I’d like to explore what a Gigamon and Plixer joint solution would look like to bring better value to the heaps of network data you already have.
In a previous post, we described how to search for NATed traffic within Scrutinizer. No matter which solution you are using to collect NetFlow and metadata, you’ve likely noticed that when your firewall creates a NAT address, that address becomes the source and destination within your flows. This makes your flow data less useful. In this post, I’ll share how you can better leverage your flow and metadata to see exactly which devices on your network are making external requests. In addition, I will provide an updated guide on how to search for devices and IP in Scrutinizer. Given that the last post was back in 2009, many things have changed!
UPDATE: The information below applies to version 17.x of Scrutinizer. If you are on a recent
In a previous post, we described how you could add variables to the Scrutinizer URL to generate a report. Well, much has changed since 2013; in this post, I will explain how you can use URL-based reporting to view detailed network data.
Before I begin, I want to provide a scenario for those who might be wondering why you would need URL-base reporting.Read more
It turns out, we were right; we just were looking at the wrong toys. In a recent article on Softpedia, Gabriela “Gaby” Vatu provides confirmation of what we have believed would happen with the continuing emergence of IoT. Effectively, internet-connected devices can collect vast troves of our data and become easily compromised, resulting in privacy and legal issues.
Near the end of last year, Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo announced that the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) had updated its proposed first-in-the-nation cybersecurity regulation to protect New York State from the ever-growing threat of cyber-attacks. The proposed regulation, which will be effective 01 March 2017, will require banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions regulated by DFS to establish and maintain a cybersecurity program designed to protect consumers and ensure the safety and soundness of New York State’s financial services industry.