NETWORK TRAFFIC ANALYSIS WITH DPI SENSORS

WHERE ARE THREATS LURKING? YOUR NETWORK KNOWS.

Whether one manages a Security Operations Center (SOC) for one or one hundred clients, the core challenge is the same: even the best perimeter and endpoint tools form an insufficient defense against sophisticated cybercriminals operating in today’s borderless networks. But you have a resource that is ready and able to deliver the visibility and reactivity you need to fight back: your network. And Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) is the technology that can transform your network into a powerful cybersecurity sentinel.

How NTA Works
NTA uses a combination of machine learning, advanced analytics and rule-based detection to continuously – and non-intrusively – analyze network traffic, flows, and connections. It uses this data to build (or refine) a baseline model of normal network behavior, enabling fully contextualized alerting when deviant patterns are detected. This means you can identify suspicious activities existing tools miss – in near real-time.

NTA is a particularly powerful tool for detecting and responding to malicious lateral (east-west) activity, though NTA also increases visibility into north-south perimeter breaches. And as NTA is based on raw telemetry data rather than log information, it provides a uniquely objective view of threat behavior on your network.

DPI: THE POWER BEHIND NTA

NTA solutions are powered by passive, non-intrusive deep packet inspection (DPI) technology that can profile and classify network traffic even if it is encrypted. Qosmos’ market-leading, high-throughput sensor (the DPI Probe) can be rapidly and cost-effectively deployed anytime, anywhere across a network to build full-feature NTA solutions that integrate smoothly into existing response management and forensic analysis systems.

GLOBAL NETWORK VISIBILITY

  • Gain real-time L2-to-L7 visibility across global network traffic and virtual or physical assets: mobile, cloud, on-premise equipment, IoT devices, applications and containers.
  • Achieve visibility into encrypted traffic with fine grained and contextualized metadata and statistics that can profile and classify data packets without decryption.

 

CRITICAL EFFICIENCY

  • Save valuable SOC staff time (and frustration) by excluding low- or no-value data and better qualifying and funneling alerts.
  • Dramatically reduce data storage requirements by excluding safe traffic and reducing the need for full packet capture to support forensics. 

MAXIMUM AGILITY

  • Rapidly deploy (or re-deploy) sensors as needed across continuously evolving network environments.
  • Leverage protocols, metadata, behavioral baselining and analytics to surface new, hard-to-detect threats moving laterally across your network.
  • Gain the speed and flexibility needed to secure and manage forthcoming 5G mobile networks.

INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

  • The Qosmos DPI Probe was named the Network Traffic Analysis product Gold Winner in the 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

Qosmos DPI Sensor Cybersecurity Excellence Award 2019 Gold Winner

Survey Report by Cybersecurity Insiders: Importance of Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) for SOCs
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Demo of Qosmos DPI Engine for Cybersecurity Applications