Net Optics and McAfee Network Security Platform Integration


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Under the McAfee SIA Partner Program, Net Optics has integrated its Network Taps and Regeneration Taps with the McAfee Network Security Platform (NSP). This partnership will enable mutual customers to realize the benefits of load balancing while achieving an unprecedented level of security and availability in their inline monitoring and access efforts.

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Net Optics and McAfee Network Security Platform Integration

  1. 1. Partner I Solution Brief An Intel Company McAfee and Net Optics Optimized Security Combined with Maximum Traffic Visibility Deployment of McAfee Network Security Platform products Passive, secure Tap technology from Net Optics: with Net Optics Taps and Regeneration Taps solves the key challenge of enabling multi-device monitoring of a • 100% visibility to link traffic for your security and network monitoring tools single network link. Easy deployment of multiple security • In-line link failover protection tools, now and in the future, without creating link or • Easy connectivity to Network and Security Tool team contention enables quicker problem response and resolution. Net Optics Delivers Unmatched Traffic Visibility The passive Net Optics Tap provides a permanent in-line access port to monitor all full duplex traffic without data stream interference. The Net Optics Tap, when combined with the McAfee Network Security Platform, gives your Net Optics 10 GigaBit Fiber LC Tap organization a passive, consolidated view of network threats across the chosen network links. Without an IP address, Net Optics Taps isolate monitoring Security Tool devices from the network, dramatically reducing their exposure to attacks. Meanwhile, the monitoring device will Figure 1. Net Optics Tap Provides Security Tools Access to Network Traffic still see all full-duplex traffic as if it were in-line, including Layer 1 and Layer 2 errors. Unmatched Link Access and Visibility Net Optics Regeneration Taps solve the issue of Net Optics RG-830 In-Line Regen Tap conflicting network access demands created by network teams deploying multiple monitoring tools on a single network link. By replicating traffic from a single link and regenerating that data out to multiple tools, Regeneration Taps enable unfettered access to network links which previously required complex topologies. Existing Network Monitoring Tools Planned Security Tools Figure 2. Net Optics Regeneration Tap Provides Access Point for Multiple Devices
  2. 2. Partner I Solution Brief Passive, Secure Regeneration Tap technology from Net Optics enables: About Net Optics Net Optics is a leading provider of Intelligent Access and • Real-time, simultaneous monitoring of a single link with up to eight monitoring devices • Complete full-duplex visibility without data stream interference or introducing a point of failure • Traffic consolidation (including errors) from all layers for comprehensive analysis Monitoring Architecture solutions that deliver real-time IT visibility, monitoring and control. As a result, businesses achieve peak performance in network analytics and security. More than 7,500 enterprises, service providers and government organizations—including 85 percent of the Fortune 100—trust Net Optics’ comprehensive smart access hardware and software solutions to plan, scale and future-proof their networks through Multigigabit Performance an easy-to-use interface. Get the best of both worlds—security and high performance. About McAfee Network Security Platform McAfee Network Security Platform combines a single-pass, protocol-based inspection architecture with purpose-built, carrier-class hardware to achieve real-world inspection of more than 10 Gbps in a single device. Its ultra-efficient architecture preserves performance regardless of security settings, while other IPS solutions can experience up to 50 percent reduction in throughput with “security over performance” policies. McAfee Network Security Platform is the industry’s leading nextgeneration network intrusion prevention system. It protects network-connected devices against advanced, targeted attacks through a combination of sophisticated defenses, including full stack inspection, protocol anomaly detection, advanced behavior analytics, and reputation-based analysis. It delivers integrated visibility and control of over 1,100 network-based applications. It provides hypervisor-aware Intrusion prevention, Integrated Security Management supports live migration of virtual machines, and scales up to Make the most of your security investment through 80 Gbps to meet the performance needs of the world’s most integrated security and risk management. McAfee demanding networks. Network Security Platform integrates with McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee ePO™) software to give your organization a consolidated view of risk and compliance across the entire enterprise, including assessments of at-risk infrastructure based on system vulnerabilities, network defenses, and endpoint security levels. When implemented with Regeneration Taps, the McAfee-Net Optics joint solution provides comprehensive visibility into your network traffic and allows you to see further into your network than ever before. All devices attached to the Net Optics Tap get access to the traffic they need so you can manage network, system, application, and user behavior to detect and manage any network anomaly. An Intel Company 2821 Mission College Boulevard Santa Clara, CA 95054 Main: +1 (888) 847-8766 5303 Betsy Ross Drive Santa Clara, CA 95054 Main: +1 (408) 737-7777 Net Optics® is a registered trademark of Net Optics, an Ixia Company. Copyright 1996-2013 Net Optics, an Ixia company. All rights reserved. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged. McAfee and the McAfee logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other marks and brands may be claimed as the property of others. The product plans, specifications and descriptions herein are provided for information only and subject to change without notice, and are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied.