Security console provides full network visibility, cuts cost of ownership

Network security provider iboss unveiled a network management console it said would give security managers “visibility of everything going in and out of a network, across every single network port, identifying the known and the unknown.”

Its Threat and Event Console provides access to enterprise network threats, malware attacks on mobile devices and threats entering the network via social media sites, according the firm, which claims the system will cut total cost of ownership by 30 percent. 

iboss says the console delivers such protection by monitoring network ports typically overlooked by most Web security solutions. It addresses who connects to the network and from where.

Most port-focused security vendors monitor only ports 80 and 443, leaving networks vulnerable to new, emergent threats, according to a company announcement.

Advanced threats, applications and even cloud services are increasingly utilizing nonstandard ports outside of port 80 and 443, the company said. “iboss provides the visibility to identify what is traversing your network regardless of the port utilized, providing administrators more content visibility and allowing them to establish more actionable policy.”

The technology is also capable of providing packet-level visibility of “shadow” and “stealth” IT, or systems built and used without organizational approval, according to iboss.

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