Back in 2015 Emma Garner was looking for a fresh challenge to push her both physically and mentally. Taking inspiration from 90s comedy Cool Runnings she decided to try out for the Royal Air Force Bobsleigh Team. The RAF compete in two-person bobsleighs crewed by a driver and brakeman. Invited to attend novice training as a brakeman at Igls in Austria, she soon found herself careening down the course on her first ever week on ice.
“I remember the anticipation the first time I was nudged off the start and the exhilaration at making it down the track first time without my novice driver crashing. Some people weren’t so lucky.”
Endace recently exhibited at the FTC International Cybersecurity Forum, which was held in Lille, France.
It was a very busy event, and attracted more than 7000 cybersecurity and IT professionals from France and further afield. Our indomitable team of Sandrine Kubach and Rob Earley were there to fly the Endace flag at our booth.
Sandrine and Rob showed Forum attendees how EndaceProbe™ Network Recorders can be integrated with security solutions from Cisco, Splunk, Plixer and other vendors to enable security analysts to quickly access a definitive source of network history for cybersecurity investigations. The also talked about the EndaceProbe’s ability to host network security and network performance monitoring applications in the ApplicationDock™ hosting environment
The Top 5 topics of interest for attendees at the conference were:
Managing IT weakness
It was great to see such strong interest in cybersecurity at the conference, and we were really pleased to see how many organizations recognized the importance of capturing network history for security breach investigation.
If you would like to know more about the Forum, FTC has put together a great infographic which gives a visual overview of the event. Thanks to the FTC organizers for a well run event and to all those attendees who stopped by our stand. We really enjoyed talking with you and we’ll be in touch.
Having been one of the original sponsors of the OISF, we were thrilled to be involved again as a community partner sponsor at Suricon 2016. The conference ran Nov 9-10 and with an international contingent of attendees and sponsors, Washington DC on election night was a very unique way to kick off the conference!
It was great to reacquaint with old friends at the OSIF. Kelley Misata and the Core team did a fantastic job of organizing the conference. There were some really interesting presentations from Core team presenters and the Suricata community. Check out the conference highlights here for links to some of the presentation slides.
We had a lot of interest from attendees interested in using Endace DAG cards to improve the performance and fidelity of Suricata. For anyone wanting to find out how to use Suricata with DAG, we put together a technical brief which you can download here.
To celebrate Endace’s return as a sponsor, we offered attendees a special 2-for-1 deal on our DAG 10X2-S cards. We think this card really hits the price/performance mark, providing a professional capture card at a very attractive price. And judging by level of the interest we saw at the conference, attendees agreed (a reminder to conference attendees, the offer closes Dec 15th, so don’t forget to return your claim form!)
Suricon 2016 was completely sold out and it’s great to see the attendance and interest growing so strongly. Endace is looking forward to sponsoring Suricon 2017 in Prague which promises to be even bigger and better again!
Europe got its own Sharkfest in October and the inaugural Wireshark Developer and User Conference was a great success with strong attendance from the user and developer community across Europe. Congratulations to Sharkfest Europe for a great launch to what is sure to be a fantastic annual event.
There was a great program of speakers over the three days. Kicking things off with the pre-conference course was Wireshark University’s Laura Chappell. Her Troubleshooting with Wireshark tutorial was well attended and included invaluable tips for working with Wireshark using workflows which make optimal use of Wireshark to quickly highlight potential issues.
We attended the Fall STAC summits in Chicago and London recently, and will be at STAC New York on November 7th. At STAC we’ve been talking about Provenance™️, a new feature available now in all our DAG™️10X cards and coming to our EndaceProbe™️ Network Recorders early next year.
New MFID 2 regulatory technology standards (known as RTS 25) for recording trade data will impose tough new standards on HFT firms operating in the European market. Under the new regulations, traders must ensure that timestamps on recorded trade data are accurate to at least 1 microsecond granularity and synchronised to UTC with a maximum divergence of less than 100 microseconds. They must also be able to demonstrate traceability to UTC by documenting the system design, functioning and specifications. There’s a few technical hurdles to clear to meet those requirements and Provenance is how we ensure you don’t knock any over.
Launching at Black Hat this week, the EndaceProbe 114 is purpose-built for deployment in remote locations or branch offices. It offers the same 100% accurate recording, centralized management data mining and retrieval and application hosting as the rest of the EndaceProbe family but comes in a compact, short-depth format that makes it ideal for deployment in branch offices.
The EndaceProbe 114 allows organizations to cost-effectively extend their network visibility right out to the network edge and eradicate the blind spots that can make branch office locations an attractive target for attackers.
Last month we announced a partnership with Plixer to provide integration between EndaceProbe™️ Network Recorders and Plixer’s Scrutinizer™️ NetFlow Analytics suite. This leverages Endace Fusion’s API to enable SOC and NOC teams to pivot directly from Scrutinizer alerts to packet-level detail in traffic recorded on EndaceProbes across the network, delivering the detailed data that enables analysts to quickly investigate and establish the root cause of an alert.
We have also joined the Cisco Solution Partner program. This partnership provides customers using Cisco’s Firepower™ Management Console with single-click access to EndaceVision for powerful visualization of network traffic and rapid drill down to recorded network packets using Endace Fusion’sPivot to Vision and Pivot to Packets API functions.
Are you a Cisco Firepower or Plixer Scrutinizer user?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organize a demo so you can see how this integration can dramatically speed up your investigations.
It seems everyone is in Las Vegas for Black Hat this week. We’re excited. Yes, we’re here too and we’d love to see you.
So drop in and see us at Booth #1572 where you’ll be able to check out our new EndaceProbe 114 Branch Office Network Recorder, see demos of our Cisco® FireSIGHT™ Management Center and Splunk™ integrations and we’ll also be showing off the new features of EndaceVision 2.0.
Plus we have some handsome battery packs and notebooks to give away. So swing by and say Hi.
The new DAG 5.5.0 software release is available with some exciting and innovative new features:
Add Provenance smart data to captured packets
“Packets don’t lie – unless you don’t know where they came from.”
One of our customers said that once. And he was right.
So with DAG 5.5.0 we’re introducing a revolutionary new capability. Now you can add “Provenance” smart-data fields to your capture files and streams to provide full, contextual information about where the packets were captured and what the environment was like at the time.