BrandPost: Packet Data Adds Increasing Value to Next-Gen Cybersecurity

A recently published report from the SANS Institute highlighted the growing value of network-derived data for enterprise cybersecurity teams tasked with protecting increasingly distributed corporate infrastructures. Entitled “Advance Your Security Posture with Comprehensive Network Visibility,” the paper revealed a trend toward leveraging network traffic data to improve the overall cybersecurity posture of the world’s largest businesses and governmental organizations.

“Organizations are looking to gain deeper visibility across the entire infrastructure (cloud and on-premises) for operational and security reasons. Additionally, security teams are looking to reduce the time it takes to detect, investigate, and remediate cyber and/or other IT threats, with the ultimate business goal of reducing IT risk,” noted the report, which went on to list several factors that illustrate the value of collecting and analyzing network information for security analytics, including the following:

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