Netfort announces LANGuardian Release 14

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16 May 2016 | 0

Galway-based NetFort has released version 14 of its network traffic and security monitoring application LANGuardian.

LANGuardian provides comprehensive visibility of an organisation’s network, with powerful deep-packet inspection technology that can be used on physical or virtual networks of all sizes, for investigating, monitoring, and reporting on network and user activity.

This version includes a three-step installation and configuration wizard, simplifying set-up. The application’s visual dashboards have been redesigned, giving network managers real-time and historical visibility into activity across an organisation’s network including users, mobile devices, applications, and virtual platforms.

Version 14 also introduces an integrated search bar to quickly locate common or favourite reports and critical data. The categorised search results present combined events, flows and metadata in simple and coherent views that provide detailed context to investigate security incidents, network trends and monitor assets. The search results page supports fast traversal of many result categories, making investigations simpler and more productive.

Netfort said that with Release 14, LANGuardian becomes one of the world’s first security and monitoring tools capable of running on virtual machines operating either VMWare ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V and process packets from external SPAN ports. The maker said that LANGuardian is a passive network traffic analyser and simply requires a SPAN or mirror port to reveal the true state of any network. It does not require expensive, dedicated appliances or high-capacity storage to keep data over long time periods.

“Our engineering team has placed huge emphasis on the simplicity of LANGuardian v14, in terms of implementation and ease of use,” said John Brosnan, chief executive officer, NetFort. “The graphic user interface (GUI) has been completely redesigned to ensure organisations can implement our network traffic analysis solution on any site or segment of the network providing comprehensive visibility in less than 30 minutes. The new intuitive GUI focuses on simple and quick navigation to ensure users can easily get the visibility, detail and context required to really understand what is happening on their network. With a few simple clicks, organisations can now get detailed network traffic analysis without any of the complexity.”


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