Network management systems that provide security insight are useful tools for your networking team. However, there are a few things to consider before implementing one.
From a security perspective, monitoring a network is important because, as all data has to run through it, it’s a good place to look for anomalies and incidents. There has also been a shift in the security field to make behavior analysis the norm when monitoring for malicious activity.
There are other things to look for in network management systems that help administrators detect threats within the data, and that’s with performance. If you’re able to gauge the performance of your equipment or applications, then you’re more able to detect incidents that cause loads on the systems based off the thresholds for which they’re configured. This would also include the bandwidth usage of systems that might experience slowdowns due to distributed denial-of-service attacks or a worm outbreak within the network. Read more of my article at the link below:
This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Matthew Pascucci. Read the original post at: Frontline Sentinel