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LogRhythm Announces “Freemium” Version of Commercial-Grade Network Monitoring Solution to Bring the Power of Network Forensics and Analytics to All
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:02:52 AM

Budget and resource-constrained organizations can now easily deploy deep packet network monitoring to detect, respond to and neutralize advanced cyber threats

BOULDER, Colo. — August 3, 2016 – LogRhythm, – The Security Intelligence Company, today announced immediate availability of Network Monitor Freemium, a free version of its Network Monitor product. Network Monitor Freemium – also known as NetMon™ Freemium – is a commercial-grade network monitoring, forensics and analytics solution ideal for advanced threat detection and incident response. It enables the detection of threats traversing the network by identifying more than 2,700 applications and performing out-of-the-box, customizable analytics on network and deep packet application data in real time.

As cyber threats grow in frequency and ferocity, they are increasingly able to penetrate the network perimeter or develop from within. Network monitoring, forensics and traffic analytics technology enables faster threat detection and bolsters the efficiency and effectiveness of incident response. However, experts say only a fraction of enterprises deploy this technology today due to complexity of tools and lack of budget.

“Effective incident detection and response requires security analytics, and network security analytics is a great place to start,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “LogRhythm’s NetMon Freemium offering provides a worthwhile solution that’s easy to deploy and use, and accessible to every IT security and operations professional for free. In this way, LogRhythm is making a significant contribution to the ubiquitous adoption of network security analytics through its new freemium offering.”

NetMon Freemium is specifically designed to make it easy to deploy a commercial-grade, network monitoring, forensics and traffic analytics solution that delivers unstructured search, real-time Deep Packet Analytics™, full packet capture, Layer 7 application recognition, and more.

“When we’re responding to a cyber incident, deep network visibility is critical and time is of the essence,” said Darek Dabbs, CIO of Sera-Brynn, a global cyber security audit and advisory firm. “Deploying LogRhythm’s NetMon Freemium is quick, easy and efficient. It enables us to detect lateral movement, command-and-control activity and other tell-tale actions of cyber adversaries with speed and precision so we can eliminate the threat quickly and mitigate risk for our clients.”

The primary differences between LogRhythm’s NetMon product and NetMon Freemium version is the network bandwidth that can be supported (10Gb versus 1Gb) and the type of data that can be exported from the products (Freemium is limited to exporting alerts).

“As a leader in cyber security, we believe it’s important to give back to the community,” said Chris Petersen, CTO and co-founder of LogRhythm. “Full packet capture and traffic analytics products like NetMon are critically important in defending organizations of all sizes from advanced malware, zero-day attacks, and insider threats. However, due to cost and complexity, this class of technology has traditionally been out of reach to most, and primarily deployed by larger enterprises. With NetMon Freemium, we’ve created an option that’s easy to adopt and use, offering a rapidly improved security posture for all users.”

To help secure enterprises around the world and accelerate adoption, LogRhythm’s NetMon Freemium is available for download at NetMon Freemium.

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