ManageEngine Adds Security Analytics to NetFlow Analyzer

New solution delivers unified decision support system for traffic and network security analysis

AUSTIN, TX, September 29, 2010ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems, applications and security management software solutions, today announced a significant upgrade to ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer, the company’s web-based traffic analysis and bandwidth monitoring application, unveiling the Advanced Security Analytics Module (ASAM), a real-time network security event monitoring capability.

ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer’s new Advanced Security Analytics Module (ASAM) is a real-time network flow behavior monitoring solution that provides seamless internal and external threat monitoring. It offers network managers a continuous network security posture assessment and supports detailed forensic investigations. ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer’s ASAM facilitates detection of DDoS attacks, policy violations, unauthorized scans and more. Using state-of-the-art Continuous Stream Miner™ technology, NetFlow Analyzer with ASAM helps detect and classify zero-day network intrusions.

With the new ASAM, ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer becomes a unified decision support system for traffic and network security analysis. The strengths which have traditionally made the application popular remain in place. ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer is a highly-capably traffic analysis and network forensic tool that collects Cisco NetFlow, IPFIX, sFlow, jFlow, cflowd, NetStream and Cisco NBAR and CBQoS data to provide unparalleled visibility into any network. With real-time bandwidth usage reports on top applications, conversations, and hosts, ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer gives valuable insight into bandwidth usage in the enterprise without the complexity and expense involved in deploying hardware probes.

ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer's new ASAM is a flow based Network Behavior Analysis (NBA) system that mitigates some of the prime drawbacks prevalent in other NBA systems by using advanced data processing techniques. It also offers an intuitive user interface making it a highly effective tool for managing and tuning network security. ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer's ASAM detects and classifies security events based on problems, and provides extensive information collation to investigate issues in real-time. It also assigns a severity level to all threats, labeling each as Info, Warning, Major or Critical.

"ManageEngine has always been about adding value to their NetFlow Analyzer solution," said Jim Key, systems engineer, Big River Internet. "With the new addition of the Advanced Security Analytics Module, NetFlow Analyzer gives me a holistic view of the network. It gives me real-time visibility of network threats, helps me troubleshoot faster and understand my network better."

"ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer's Advanced Security Analytics Module exploits some of the state-of-the-art data processing strategies to build a unified network security analysis platform," said Chandramouli Srinivasan, ASAM Technical Architect, ManageEngine. "To start-with, it focuses on covering an extensive array of zero-day network intrusion activities, coupled with actionable information, collation and trouble-shooting capabilities. ASAM is well poised to incorporate some of the high-precision algorithms targeting both fast spreading as well as low-footprint and slippery network intrusion activities."

Pricing and Availability

The new Advanced Security Analytics Module (ASAM) is available as an add-on to ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer and is available for download at the ManageEngine website. The add-on pricing begins at $595. A free 30-day, fully functional trial version is also available.

Editors Note: A whitepaper, "Advanced strategies for building effective and reliable Network Behavior Analysis systems" is freely available on the ManageEngine website.

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine is the leading provider of low-cost enterprise IT management software and the only one making the 90-10 promise – to provide 90 percent of the capabilities offered by the Big 4 at just 10 percent of the price. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 40,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of ZOHO Corporation. For more information, please visit

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