Aeriandi unveils new line-up of PCI DSS complian... » OXFORD, UK: Aeriandi has unveiled its new portfolio of secure voice services. Agent Pay, IVR Assist,... Digital preservation goes mainstream as organiza... » Digital Preservation specialist, Preservica, has seen a 50% growth in new customer signings in the l... CIOReview selects Cryptosoft for 50 most promising... » Annual list showcases the 50 Most Promising IOT Solution Providers 2015. Cryptosoft makes it to CIOR... Qognify scores 5 Homeland Security Awards from Gov... » Qognify, formerly NICE Security, has announced that, for the fourth consecutive year, its physical s... AdaptiveMobile identifies hundreds of millions o... » DUBLIN AND DALLAS: AdaptiveMobile has released a new report entitled ‘Turning Grey into Gold – Adapt... Tripwire introduces ‘Search by Hash’ Functionali... » London, UK: Tripwire, Inc. has announced new search by hash functionality in Tripwire® Enterprise th... The insecurities that haunt public Wi-Fi » It’s no surprise to anyone that Wi-Fi use continues to grow. However, what is hard to believe is tha... International Alert welcomes UK Government's ... » Today International Alert, Europe’s leading peacebuilding NGO, welcomed the UK Government’s commitme... High-Tech Bridge launched a new addition to its ... » The new package, ImmuniWeb Continuous, provides customers with a real-time interactive dashboard for... Opengear advances to preferred solution partner ... » Sandy, UT: Opengear has announced that it is now a Preferred Solution Partner within the Cisco® Solu...


Advertise with Vigilance

Got News?

Got news for Vigilance?

Have you got news/articles for us? We welcome news stories and articles from security experts, intelligence analysts, industry players, security correspondents in the main stream media and our numerous readers across the globe.


Subscribe to Vigilance Weekly

Information Security Header

LONDON: Lancope, Inc., a leader in network visibility and security intelligence, has joined the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to help secure and promote the adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN). ONF is a user-driven organisation dedicated to the commercialisation and development of open standards for SDN. Implementing SDN results in extremely dynamic, manageable, cost-effective and adaptable network architecture.

“SDN will soon revolutionise the networking world,” said Kerry Armistead, vice president of product management for Lancope. “As with any other new technology, security must be of the utmost concern during the early phases of SDN development. By joining ONF, Lancope is committing to help promote the benefits of SDN while also working to ensure that it is developed and implemented in a way that does not jeopardise network security or increase enterprise risk.”

ONF is the steward of the OpenFlow™ protocol, the first open programming interface for SDN. The Foundation is built on the premise that rapid SDN adoption requires practical solutions. ONF provides standardised approaches that free global organisations from vendor lock-in and allow users to achieve maximum organisational impact by innovating and governing the operation of their networks according to business objectives through software of their control.

Lancope is excited to become part of this valuable group at such a pivotal time in SDN development. ONF members include a mix of enterprise IT, cloud and telecom service providers, as well as network equipment and silicon vendors.

By collecting and analysing NetFlow and other types of flow data from existing network infrastructure, Lancope’s StealthWatch® System provides a comprehensive view of network activity for more effective network and security operations. Through in-depth network visibility, StealthWatch enables organisations to quickly identify and address both advanced cyber-attacks and potential performance issues.

Pervasive network intelligence helps users combat evolving challenges such as APTs and insider threats, and also embrace new architectures including cloud, BYOD and SDN without sacrificing network protection. Coupled with advanced StealthWatch capabilities including application, mobile, virtual and identity awareness, this level of network insight dramatically improves incident response, network troubleshooting, forensic investigations and compliance.

“ONF’s primary mission is to drive the deployment and commercialisation of SDN and the OpenFlow protocol,” said Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation. “We’re continuously working to provide organisations with greater control and insight into their networks to better address today’s dynamic computing environments. This year, we have committed to building out the OpenFlow substrate, with the security concerns of global organisations as a top priority. New members committed to that goal make our mission all the more achievable.