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Network traffic analysis tools must include these 6 capabilities

July 18, 2019

Via: CSO

When it comes to threat detection and response, understanding network behavior really matters. According to ESG research, 87% of organizations use network traffic analysis (NTA) tools for threat detection and response, and 43% say NTA is a “first line of defense” for detecting and responding to threats. (Note: I am an ESG employee.)

As cybersecurity professionals often state, “the network doesn’t lie.” Since cyber attacks use network communications for malware distribution, command and control, and data exfiltration, trained professionals should be able to spot malicious activity with the right tools, time, and oversight.

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