Solera Networks is a Hot Company
March 31st, 2009
“Network Forensics Leader Joins Network Products Guide’s Winners Circle for 2009; Need for Network Forensics Underscored by Conficker
LINDON, UT – March 31, 2009
Solera Networks, a provider of innovative network forensics software and search appliances, today announced that it has been named a 2009 Hot Company by Network Products Guide, a leading technology solutions publication. The company’s president and CEO Steve Shillingford presented last week at the awards ceremony and 2009 Technosium World Executive Alliance Summit in San Francisco to an audience of industry and end-user executives, including Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs).
Solera Networks stood out from among the pool of applicants – a group that included established, international players of all sizes and industries – in particular, because of its accomplishments in the burgeoning field of network forensics. Solera Networks’ innovative set of network capture, search and regeneration technology fill a conspicuous gap in the current security tools landscape by addressing the often-overlooked incident response element of information assurance. Additionally, the company’s experienced executives, strategic product positioning, and standout revenue growth helped to secure the award.
The need for network forensics has never been more urgent, given the increasingly insidious nature and frequency of threats. As the most recently publicized threat from GhostNet cyber espionage and the purveyors of Conficker demonstrate, despite our best efforts as an industry, there will always be instances where predetermination and prevention isn’t possible. In these cases, the focus must turn to incident response where network forensics is key. Determining the scope of the damage, followed by remediation and fortification is where network forensics and Solera Networks’ solutions are self-evidently crucial.
While most companies have a host of threat deterrents-including firewalls, anti-virus, IPS, SIEM, or DLP platforms—these tools can only protect against known threats, leaving systems and networks vulnerable to malware like Conficker, which had not been seen until recently. That is why these tools fail to report on a breach 96 percent of the time, according to research conducted by the 2008 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. The Solera Networks DS Series solutions help companies replay network traffic when an anomaly is detected and provide precise visibility into where and when a breach occurred and how it affected connected systems. Using the unique Negative Day Threat Detection™ capability, companies can go back in time, identify, remediate, and fortify the network more quickly and effectively; reducing the work by valuable IT resources and mitigating further risk and exposure. Only the Solera Networks DS Series solutions can capture and replay network traffic on today’s fastest physical and virtual networks.
“This award further solidifies Solera Networks’ distinction as a leading innovator in the emerging field of network forensics,” said Shillingford. “We are grateful for this recognition and look forward to helping organizations of all sizes improve their overall security posture with the effective use of this technology.”
For more about the Networks Products Guide’s 2009 Hot Company Winners, please visit: http://www.networkproductsguide.com/index.html.
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