Welcome!

News Feed Item

SC Magazine Rates NIKSUN Alpine as Top Pick and Lab Approved

NIKSUN® Inc., the world leader in real time and forensics-based cybersecurity and network monitoring solutions, is pleased to announce that NIKSUN’s latest NetDetector/NetVCR Alpine has been awarded 5-stars by SC Magazine’s Forensics Product Review, calling the Alpine offering “an analyst’s dream” because of its intelligent ability to monitor traffic while also identifying anomalous traffic.

“We are pleased to receive another 5-star rating for our latest product release, an honor to the NIKSUN team and an excellent third-party validation for our customers,” said Dr. Parag Pruthi, NIKSUN Founder, Chairman, & CEO. “SC Magazine performs its product reviews in a real lab using a hands-on approach by reviewers who are knowledgeable on cyber issues. Their approach is not based on magical amalgamation of data supplied by paying clients and vendors but fact based on actual hands on testing and use as an end user. Such hands on reviews are far more valuable to customers and users than quadrants filled with opinions.”

Not only did SC Magazine give NIKSUN a 5-star review across the board, but also named the NetDetector/NetVCR as “lab approved,” which distinguishes NIKSUN as one of the very few vendors used in SC Magazine’s live network. “We recently experienced a SYN flood attack against our perimeter. While [the attack was] unsuccessful, we still wanted to know what we could learn about it. We can search the database on the Alpine for the source address and then reconstruct the attack. That is the NetVCR piece of the product. In this case, reconstructing meant examining the packets in detail. However, in the case of an internal user abusing internet resources by going to disallowed sites, for example, we can replay the user’s session from packets captured by the appliance,” the reviewers stated in the written review.

Unlike a SIEM, “Alpine generates its own data from packets that it sees moving past its interface. It then analyzes and can replay, as well as providing drill-down for lots of detail. In the case of the attack against our perimeter, we had visibility at the packet level so analyses can view the payload as well as the header or metadata,” SC Magazine reviews stated.

Reviewers also gave the thumbs up to the easy-to-use interface. “Once a user finds something of interest in the summary view, there are several other views available for deeper analysis. One of the chief issues in tools of this type is visualization. Because there is so much available data, views can become cluttered and difficult to figure out. Not so with Alpine. The approach NIKSUN has taken is a mix of the traditional listing by event and a more web-like UI,” reviewers said.

In the Strengths category, reviewers rated NIKSUN Alpine as a “Comprehensive, easy-to-use network forensic tool.” In the Weaknesses category reviewers said, “None that we found.” And the final verdict? “Regardless of the size of the organization, Alpine can help identify and analyze network attacks easily and effectively. Well worth attention. SC Lab Approved,” reviewers noted.

NIKSUN plans to showcase its latest offering of the NetDetector/NetVCR Alpine at its upcoming World Wide Security & Mobility Conference (WWSMC) in Princeton, NJ from June 25th — 27th. WWSMC ’14 brings together thought leaders and experts from different segments of the security and mobile ecosystem to discuss and examine new approaches to address today's ever-growing cybersecurity threats. The conference includes global industry leaders, security and mobility experts, government officials, and academics. To learn more about the World Wide Security and Mobility Conference (WWSMC), click here.

To see the full review, click here.

For more information, visit NIKSUN's website at www.niksun.com

About NIKSUN, Inc.

NIKSUN is the recognized worldwide leader in making the Unknown Known. The company develops a highly scalable array of real time and forensics-based cybersecurity and network performance management solutions for government & intelligence agencies, service providers, financial services companies, and large enterprises such as retailers and manufacturers. NIKSUN’s award-winning appliances deliver unprecedented flexibility and packet capture power. The company’s patented real-time analysis and recording technology is the industry’s most comprehensive solution for secure and reliable network infrastructure and services. NIKSUN, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, has sales offices and distributors throughout the US, Europe, the Mid East and Asia-Pacific.

NIKSUN, NetDetector, NetVCR, NetOmni and other NIKSUN marks are either registered trademarks or trademarks of NIKSUN, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, including a complete list of NIKSUN marks, visit NIKSUN's website at www.niksun.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, wil...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Enterprises have forever faced challenges surrounding the sharing of their intellectual property. Emerging cloud adoption has made it more compelling for enterprises to digitize their content, making them available over a wide variety of devices across the Internet. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Santosh Ahuja, Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies, will introduce various mechanisms provided by cloud service providers today to manage and share digital content in a secure manner....
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.