Ixia, a Keysight Business, Enhances Visibility Solutions With Threat Insights Into Malicious Activity

Enabling customers to recognize and block malware, botnet, exploits,
hijacked IPs and phishing activity with Ixia solutions

SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Botnet–Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world, has added advanced threat
insights to Ixia solutions including Vision
ONE
and Vision
7300
network packet brokers (NPBs) and CloudLens
Private
, Ixia’s cloud visibility solution. The new capability
recognizes malware, botnet, intrusion attempts, hijacked IPs and
phishing activity. This enhanced visibility is provided in the SecureStack
feature set, a key component of Ixia’s security and visibility
intelligence framework.

Today’s organizations are under cyberattack. Malware can find its way
into an organization in a multitude of ways including email, clicking on
malicious links, mobile devices, USBs used by employees, as well as
physical intrusions into a network. Cyber Security Ventures reported
that ransomware will attack a business every 14 seconds by the end of
2019.1

Leveraging threat insights from Ixia’s Application and Threat
Intelligence (ATI)
Research Center
, Ixia’s Vision ONE, Vision 7300, and CloudLens
Private solutions now deliver real-time information about malicious
activity on an organization’s network. This eliminates the need for an
expensive threat intelligence feed, while improving efficiency. Users
can easily identify threats and indicators of compromise with Vision
ONE, Vision 7300, or CloudLens Private, and report that threat
information automatically via NetFlow to existing security and
monitoring tools.

“In today’s ever-expanding cyber threat climate, it is critical to gain
visibility into security anomalies quickly and efficiently,” said Scott
Register, vice president cloud and security product management for Ixia.
“By building threat insights from our ATI research into the Vision ONE
and Vision 7300 network packet brokers, as well as into CloudLens
Private, Ixia enables organizations to maintain security, as well as
identify and resolve performance problems across physical and virtual
infrastructures from a single platform.”

Vision ONE fights against threats hidden in encrypted traffic, detects
IoT attacks, and feeds the right data to the right forensic solution to
boost network protection without negatively impacting performance.
AppStack and SecureStack capabilities enable Ixia’s solutions to filter
and visualize Level 2-4 traffic, as well as Layer 7 application traffic.
As a result, suspicious applications can be tagged and watched to
quickly spot rogue applications or unusual activity, including traffic
to or from unauthorized geographies, questionable file transfers,
brute-force attacks, ransomware connections, and connections to phishing
sites.

The Ixia Vision family of NPBs and CloudLens Private deliver end-to-end
network visibility across both physical and virtual networks, with
flexible functionality that includes traffic aggregation, filtering,
secure socket layer (SSL) decryption with data masking, deduplication,
and intelligent packet management to the tools that manage, analyze, and
secure networks.

Vision 7300 enables line rate, zero-loss packet processing on networks
up to 100 GE for both Layer 2–4 traffic, and Layer 7 application-level
data. It expands as network monitoring needs grow, and adapts as new
applications are added or new security threats occur.

CloudLens, Ixia’s platform for public, private and hybrid cloud
visibility, addresses the challenges of granular data access in the
cloud. It offers organizations the visibility they need, while keeping
aligned to “all cloud,” hybrid cloud, multi-cloud or any cloud strategy.
CloudLens Private supports private cloud technologies, and can tap,
filter, process and manipulate traffic in a cloud environment.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions
optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at
a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype
validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud
environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem,
aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general
electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal
year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network
test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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1 Ransomware Damage Report 2017, https://cybersecurityventures.com/ransomware-damage-report-2017-part-2/

Contacts

Keysight Technologies, Inc.
Geri Lynne LaCombe, +1 303-662-4748
Americas
geri_lacombe@keysight.com
or
Magda
Antone, +34 (93) 3434612
Europe
press.emea@keysight.com
or
Connie
Wong, +852 3197-7818
Asia
connie-ky_wong@keysight.com