It’s a busy time for the Endace Australia team. Fresh back from exhibiting at the Australian Cyber Security Conference in Canberra last week, the team is off to Blackhat Asia in Singapore next week (March 28-21). We’ll report back on that event in due course.
The ACSC conference was very lively, with more than 1600 attendees descending on Canberra for the week.
We had a number of very interesting conversations with attendees from both government and commercial organizations. It was clear from many of these conversations that organizations are increasingly looking to packet capture and network recording as a crucial component of their cybersecurity toolset. Either they’re already doing some level of packet capture (often ad-hoc) and they’re interested in extending that capability. Or they’ve recognised the need for complete packet capture and are actively looking to include it as part of their cybersecurity arsenal.
This is great to hear. Our customers have recognised for a long time that packet-data is an unparalleled resource for cybersecurity investigations and it’s clear the wider market is moving in that direction too.
One of the common themes attendees talked about was how the proliferation in the number of security tools is making it difficult for them to get a coherent, single view of threats and activity on the network. We agree, and we talked with many attendees about the need for better integration between security solutions.
Many were interested to hear that our EndaceProbe Network Recorders can integrate with the tools that they are already using – such as Cisco’s Firepower NG IPS, Plixer’s Scrutinizer and Splunk. This integration lets analysts jump directly from alerts in those tools to examine the underlying packet-level network history and see exactly what has taken place. This makes for streamlined investigations, and helps analysts to eliminate false positives, and identify, prioritize and respond to the real threats more quickly.
ACSC 2017 was a great conference, and we look forward to coming back to be part of ACSC 2018. Thanks to the ACSC team for making it a very successful event!
Upwards of 12,000 people packed Messe Berlin for the Cisco Live Europe 2017 event last week. It was a busy, exciting and noisy atmosphere and a lot of fun to attend. As a Cisco Solutions Partner, Endace was pleased to be invited to be one of the vendors exhibiting in the Cisco Security Partner Village.
Cybersecurity was a hot topic at Cisco Live, and the Security Partner Village was bustling, with lots of attendees interested in seeing the latest cybersecurity solutions.
Endace’s Sandrine Kubach and Rob Earley were inundated with people interested to find out how we integrate our full packet capture solutions with Cisco’s security solutions.
Sandrine and Rob demonstrated the integration between our EndaceProbe Network Recorders and Cisco’s Firepower NG-IPS.
Endace’s Fusion Connector for Firepower allows security analysts to click from an alert in the Firepower Management Console to instantly view and analyze related network packets recorded on EndaceProbes. This streamlined workflow dramatically reduces investigation times and provides definitive evidence of exactly what has happened so analysts can respond appropriately.
It was great to have another of our partners, Plixer, demonstrating the integration between Scrutinizer and EndaceProbes at a stand just metres away from our own too!
Cisco Live Europe was a fantastic event. To all those who stopped by our stand, thank-you for making the time. It was great to meet you and we look forward to talking to you again soon.
Thanks to the Cisco team for their wonderful organization and support. We’re excited about being at Cisco Live US in Las Vegas later in the year!
If you weren’t able to make it to Berlin, check out the great highlights reel that Cisco has put together – it gives a great sense what a busy event it was:
Endace was an exhibiting partner at Dynatrace Perform in Las Vegas this month. Perform is the annual conference for Dynatrace users and attracts attendees from all over the world.
The conference sessions were packed, and our booth in the partner area was swamped during the partner sessions!
In fact it was so busy we didn’t have time to take photos of our booth! So here’s one of Dynatrace’s photos instead. And if you want more, there’s a big gallery of photos on this page.
In the Partner Lounge, Blaine Deutsch and Tom Leahy demonstrated how EndaceProbes integrate with Dynatrace DC RUM to provide instant access to network packet history as definitive evidence for troubleshooting application performance issues. They also showed how using EndaceProbes to Playback recorded history to an instance of the virtual AMD agent hosted in Application Dock offers new options for deep investigation of historical events.
If you weren’t able to make the event, here are the presentations:
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:
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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.