Enterprise administrators are drowning in volumes of data logs generated from vast amounts of routers, switches, firewalls and other devices. This constant bombardment of information can cause relevant data to go undetected, leading to missed opportunities to identify network security threats as they arise. After the fact investigations into security breaches are of little value in building a secure environment.
The challenge lies in collecting, storing, organising and presenting network security data in a visualised format for easy consumption, thus enabling IT staff to identify and thwart suspicious activity.
Here’s a look at how IT benefits from this new way of looking at network metrics.
- Centrally store log file information in a powerful database for historic and live analysis
- Powerful tools for data analysis and visualisation
- Exploratory data analysis for proactive threat detection
- Easy to understand network graphs that make for fast consumption of large data volumes
- Identify traffic-type as it traverses the network
- Improved network device audit and network mapping
- Improved overall network administration from security to IP address management
Trend analysis with visualisation
Users, unprotected devices, wireless networks, mobile devices and many other internal network security threats exist within every environment. This, coupled with the complexity of modern networks makes it highly impractical for network engineers to rely on log file analysis. Visualisation makes the spotting of internal trends efficient. With access to data sources that spans vast timelines, IT is able to more accurately identify unwanted trend and perform predictive analyses on the near and long term future of their environments. As they say, to be forewarned is to be forearmed.
IRIS’ data visualisation capabilities bridges the gap between IT and non-IT staff
We’ve all been there; trying to relay technical data to the CFO and noticing that vacant stare in his or her eyes. It is often the failure to grasp the meaning behind technical information that results in the rejection of expansion or upgrade proposals. Visualisation bridges that gap quite efficiently by painting a clear picture from the data available, and with smart analysis tools built into it, IRIS allows for detailed reporting on historic and current network events.
Data visualization gives you the inside scoop
Visualisation is the most practical approach to meeting the challenges of managing, monitoring and building the networks of tomorrow. Leveraging big data visualisation methods to identify trends, threats and vulnerabilities, gives IT a better advantage in the battle against ever-looming network security threats.
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