DISCOVER THE ADVANTAGES OF LOG-BASED NTA OVER PACKET-BASED NTA
Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) is a critical component in the war against cyberattacks, allowing corporations to detect and resolve IT infrastructure and network issues. NTA also provides the advantage of ubiquitous monitoring across all platforms and systems, without the limitations found in localized software-based solutions. The massive amount of information obtained from network traffic using NTA provides analysts the ability to detect malicious activity, and to respond proactively to protect the cybersecurity of their organization.
Traditional NTA solutions based on event-based packet capture require large investments of time and money to get up and running, and demand significant efforts for their daily operation to achieve useful results. Alternatively, NTA solutions that use log analysis and metadata eliminate this overhead, while providing equal insight into potential cyberattacks.
When discussing the various types of NTA solutions, this paper will consider the following:
- The data’s value for cybersecurity
- How SSL/TLS encrypted data is handled
- How the solution is deployed in large multi-location organizations
- The storage, processing and hardware requirements