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Automation is the key to better enterprise security

Our Director of Products, Jay Botelho, believes in the importance of automating aspects of network data collection to help security analysts find and resolve issues faster. He discusses this in more detail in an ITProPortal (UK) article. You can find the full article here, but here’s an excerpt: People are no longer surprised by data […]

Savvius Omnipeek Earns 2017 “Most Innovative Forensics Solution”

We have some exciting news from last week’s RSA Conference. Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), a leading InfoSec publication, announced that Savvius Omnipeek beat out a host of rival products to be named the Most Innovative Forensics Solution of 2017. Describing the significance of this award, the Editor-in-Chief of Cyber Defense Magazine, Pierluigi Paganini, said, “We’re […]

Savvius 2017 Security Predictions

With 2017 right around the corner, we have a few predictions for what may take place in the security domain next year. Staying ahead of the curve As we mentioned in our networking predictions blog post, 2017 will be a year in which solution vendors come under increasing pressure to integrate products into standardized work […]

Integrating Savvius Vigil With New Event Sources

The topic of this blog entry is how to add support for new IDS/IPS and SIEMs to Savvius Vigil. First of all, let’s review what Savvius Vigil is. Savvius Vigil is a unique security appliance that was specifically designed to capture just the security related packets for longer periods of time, so when a breach […]

A Need For Automation in Network Security

It’s a safe bet there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything you need to do. Investigate every alert, maintain systems, ensure compliance, and stay up-to-date on the latest vulnerabilities. Automation in the collection and storage of critical network security information can help the security professional deal with the challenges of protecting his […]

Breaches are definitely costly, says Mandana Javaheri

When it comes to network forensics and security investigations, there are two main challenges that any public or private organization will face. Breaches are definitely costly. A 2015 IBM-sponsored Ponemon Institute study revealed that the number of cyber attacks is increasing rapidly, with damages averaging $1.57 million for each attack due to costs associated with damage to […]

Now Generate Custom Events and Statistics from Deep Packet Inspection of Layers 1-7

New Advanced Filter Scripts for Savvius Capture Engine Filters, Events and Summary Statistics are all very powerful features of the Savvius Capture Engine. How great would it be if you could create your own events and summary statistics using filters?! Well now you can do just that. With a new extension for the Savvius Capture […]

The Most Terrifying Aspect of Cyber Security

All you have to do is read the New York Times or Forbes to understand the increasing threat of cyber attacks. In 2015 there was a number of high profile hacks, including the dating site Ashley Madison, movie powerhouse Sony Pictures, and healthcare insurance juggernaut, Anthem. In fact, cyber attacks have become such a big […]

Network Packets Matter to Security Professionals

Imagine that you investigate car accidents. When you arrive at a scene, you see the smashed cars, skid marks, bent post, and whatever else, and quickly determine that one car came into the path of the other one. This paint on the fender matches that dent in the other car, for example, and even the […]