How to Gain Unrivaled Security for the Modern Era

Unleash the power of threat analytics at the source.

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In today's ever-evolving threat landscape, organizations must employ robust security measures to protect themselves. Threat analytics plays a pivotal role in this process, enabling businesses to detect and mitigate potential risks. Although there are various approaches to conducting threat analytics, one method stands above the rest: performing network-based threat analytics at the source of packet capture. This blog delves into the significance of threat analytics, why it matters, and why conducting network-based analytics at the source of packet capture is the ultimate choice for organizations seeking unparalleled network security solutions.

  • Real-time detection and response: When it comes to combating threats, time is of the essence. Delayed responses can result in catastrophic consequences for organizations. By conducting analytics at the source of capture, businesses gain real-time detection and response capabilities. This ensures that potential threats are identified and addressed promptly, minimizing the window of opportunity for attackers. By closing this window, the risk diminishes, creating a proactive and resilient security posture.
  • Reduced network traffic and latency: Using cloud-based threat analytics often necessitates the transmission of large volumes of data to a centralized location for analysis. This process can strain network bandwidth, leading to congestion and latency issues. In addition, sending raw, unanalyzed data to the cloud is expensive.
  • Security compliance: Data privacy and security are paramount concerns in the digital age. Storing sensitive data in the cloud introduces risks such as data breaches and unauthorized access. By conducting threat analytics at the source, organizations keep their data on-premises, minimizing exposure and retaining full control over their valuable assets. This approach aligns with stringent compliance requirements and provides peace of mind, ensuring that sensitive information remains within trusted boundaries.
  • Customization and control: Security is not a one-size-fits-all business. Each organization has unique security requirements, which cannot be achieved when all enterprises send their data to a multitenant cloud analysis solution. Conducting threat analytics at the source allows for greater customization and control over the entire process. Businesses can tailor their analytics solutions to suit their specific needs, selecting the most suitable tools and technologies. This flexibility empowers organizations to adapt to evolving threats, implement bespoke security measures, and proactively stay one step ahead of cybercriminals.
  • Scale and cost: When data is analyzed at the source, the solution can scale easily as the business grows. When the data transmission, storage, and analysis are tabulated, the cost of a source-based analysis solution will scale at a lower total cost of ownership compared with a cloud-based analysis solution.

Threat analytics is an indispensable component of any robust network security strategy. Among the various approaches available, conducting analytics at the source of packet capture stands as the most effective threat mitigation. By achieving real-time network detection and response, reducing costs of network traffic and latency, exceeding compliance with privacy and security measures, and gaining customization and control, organizations can elevate their security posture to unparalleled heights.

Investing in threat analytics at the source is an investment in proactive defense, enabling organizations to thwart attacks before they manifest into catastrophic events. In the unyielding battle against cyberthreats, embracing this approach is key to protecting sensitive data, preserving reputation, and safeguarding the future of your organization. It's time to unleash the power of threat analytics at the source and fortify your digital resilience.


NETSCOUT’s Omnis CyberStream and Omnis Cyber Intelligence (OCI) solution offers a comprehensive platform for advanced network threat detection and response based on deep packet inspection (DPI).

CyberStream instrumentation provides multidimensional threat analytics at the source of packet capture and enables real-time threat detection, using targeted machine learning (ML) techniques that are deterministic and minimizing false positives. CyberStream utilizes multidimensional threat detection methods such as indicators of compromise (IoCs), policies, signatures, unexpected traffic, and behavior analysis to ensure comprehensive security coverage.

OCI is the central console that offers seamless management, visualization, and workflows for real-time and historical threat detection and investigation. OCI empowers you to stay proactive and respond effectively to security events.

NETSCOUT’s Omnis Cyber Intelligence and CyberStream network instrumentation deliver unrivaled network security visibility, ensuring comprehensive coverage across any environment.

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