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Network Security Monitoring Tools for 'Lean Forward' Security Programs

Published: 01 February 2011

ID: G00210348

Analyst(s): John Pescatore, Lawrence Orans


The increase in sophisticated targeted attacks requires many organizations to take a "lean forward" approach to network security monitoring. Here, we outline several advanced tool categories that can help.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Why Lean Forward?
  • What Is Network Security Monitoring?
  • Network Security Monitoring Tools
    • Network Discovery
    • Network Behavior Analysis
    • Firewall Policy Management/Assessment Tools
    • Wireless LAN Intrusion Prevention Systems
    • Penetration-Testing Tools
    • Network Forensics
    • Specialized Threat Detection

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