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Ixia, a Keysight Business, and Symantec Provide Seamless Security Intelligence for Today’s Hybrid Networks

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Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world, today announced that Ixia, a
Keysight Business, and Symantec
have extended their collaboration to better secure hybrid networks. The
integration of Ixia’s CloudLens
with Symantec
Security Analytics
, an industry-leading threat detection and
forensics solution, allows Symantec customers to gain real-time
visibility into their hybrid cloud environments.

As enterprises migrate network resources to the cloud, they often find a
gap in visibility for cloud assets. Cloud adoption means that the IT
operations organization no longer has the same access to the
infrastructure and networks that underpin its services; which can lead
to a gap in monitoring, according to Gartner.1 At the same
time, the rapid adoption of cloud services, along with an increasing
number of cloud infrastructure and platform services, has created an
explosion in complexity and unmanaged risk.2 Enterprise SOC
teams need packet-level access to their cloud assets to ensure they are
protected in a hybrid network environment.

“As part of our Integrated Cyber Defense Platform strategy, Symantec is
working closely with Ixia, a valued partner, to develop a visibility
architecture that will add tremendous value for our customers,” said
Peter Doggart, vice president of business development, Symantec. “The
integration between Ixia and Security Analytics provides SOC admins with
visibility into cloud workload traffic to determine the source and scope
of a sophisticated threat or attack when it extends to their cloud

“Today’s enterprises have assets in a mix of environments including on
premises and in the public cloud. This hybrid environment can make
security and threat remediation more complex,” said Bryan Cardoza,
product manager, Symantec. “This integration will provide joint
customers with full packet-level access to cloud workload traffic for
greater visibility in hybrid environments across the network and cloud.
Security Analytics can then record and enrich all traffic to enable
comprehensive incident response and forensics.”

An important component of Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense solutions,
Symantec Security Analytics works with Ixia’s CloudLens and Vision ONE
for seamless traffic visibility across hybrid networks. In
physical networks, Ixia’s Vision One network packet broker aggregates,
processes, and feeds traffic from multiple access points to Symantec
Security Analytics appliances. In cloud environments, Ixia’s CloudLens
visibility agents send traffic to Symantec’s Virtual Appliances deployed
in public cloud environments. Traffic from physical and virtual
appliances is then analyzed and results delivered via an aggregated view
within Security Analytics. The solution provides:

  • Access to all packet data from physical and virtual networks and
    public clouds (fully-enriched metadata, and complete packet detail)
    for complete visibility and evidence reconstruction across hybrid
  • Long-term retention for retrospective analysis and correlated event
    creation to detect threats that emerge over time as well as an impact
  • Continuous, automated threat detection and analysis in real-time
    enabling analysts to sift through large volumes of data quickly for
    proactive threat hunting
  • Community-scaled threat intelligence and analysis creating a feedback
    loop to eliminate noise
  • Rapid access to full packets for comprehensive forensic investigation
    and reduction of attacker dwell time
  • Automatic scaling in the cloud as cloud data assets change

“Enterprises need to ensure all of their data is secure, but visibility
into physical, virtual and cloud data assets in today’s complex, hybrid
network environments is a challenge,” said Scott Westlake, vice
president of alliances at Keysight’s Ixia Solutions Group. “As a
Symantec TIPP partner, Ixia is proud to integrate with Symantec Security
Analytics ensuring joint customers get seamless security visibility, no
matter where their data resides.”

Symantec Security Analytics can be found at Oracle
Cloud Marketplace

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions
optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at
a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype
validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud
environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem,
aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general
electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.9B in fiscal
year 2018. More information is available at

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