Riverbed acquires network security analytics vendor, FlowTraq
In November 2017, FlowTraq was acquired by Riverbed to bring advanced security technology to the wider Riverbed customer base. With the increasing overlap of the needs of Security and Network Operations teams, existing FlowTraq customers have gained access to Riverbed's product suite, professional services and support organization, while Riverbed’s customers are able to enjoy the additional security analytics of FlowTraq through the Riverbed NPM portfolio.
FlowTraq is a high-performing network security and forensic tool that accelerates incident triage and detects anomalies that are typical of hacker behavior. FlowTraq provides powerful, scalable, and easy-to-use network security analytics based on the ubiquity of NetFlow. Security analysts can detect a complete range of network anomalies, including simple traffic threshold alerts, deviations from baselines, and DDoS events. FlowTraq helps customers:
- Recognize DDoS and brute force password attacks in real time.
- Defend the network from malicious botnets.
- Protect sensitive information from outside intruders.
- Improve forensics recall with full-fidelity NetFlow data.