In a recent industry poll conducted by Lancope, half of the respondents reported that mobile devices increase overall network traffic on average by 50 percent. The survey respondents also indicated that as mobile device traffic increased on their networks, confidence in their organization’s security posture decreased. Unfortunately, traditional threat detection mechanisms such as firewalls, antivirus and IDS/IPS quickly become cost prohibitive and ineffective within a BYOD environment. Now is the time for enterprises to revamp their security strategies to accommodate today’s explosive growth in mobile computing.
Already inherent in routers, switches and other network infrastructure devices, the use of flow data to monitor network and host activity provides a cost-effective solution for analyzing the behavior of mobile devices. By leveraging flow data with enterprise-ready solutions like StealthWatch, organizations can proactively detect issues stemming from users’ personal smartphones, tablets or laptops.
Flow-based monitoring can uncover external attacks like botnets, worms, viruses or APTs, as well as internal risks such as network misuse, policy violations and data leakage. It can also be leveraged for other efforts including regulatory compliance and capacity planning, and for ensuring high levels of network and mobile device performance.
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