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NetQuest Enhances Threat Hunting for Cyber Intelligence Missions with Alpine Patrol's Optical Network Analytics

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Continuous Visibility into Complex Optical Transport Network Patterns
Helps Cyber Security Operations Centers Discover and React Rapidly

NetQuest
Corporation
, a leading manufacturer of cyber surveillance solutions,
today announced the addition of optical network analytics in its Alpine
Patrol Cyber Intelligence Access Orchestration Platform aimed at
improving threat and attack detection. The platform enhances threat
discovery by providing Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOC) with
greater ability to direct multiple optical network monitoring tools to
signal alerts based on network traffic fluctuations.

NetQuest's advanced cyber surveillance solution is a cloud-based
software approach that gathers real-time and historical data from
multiple optical network nodes to provide summary data across the entire
transport network. Through a user-configured interface, cyber
intelligence officials can use Alpine Patrol to raise alarms and
automate responses to unexpected changes in traffic streams, indicating
possible threats or attacks.

Despite massive efforts to protect communications networks around the
world, the rate of crippling cyber-attacks, like the recent Equifax data
breach, continues to increase year after year. Cyber intelligence
officials tasked with hunting down malicious activity through network
and data set searches need to discover and react more rapidly to threats
that evade traditional security solutions. Alpine Patrol enables an
enhanced threat identification methodology by collecting and analyzing
metadata from the optical transport network and correlating this with
real-time IP flow data.

"Alpine Patrol is designed to provide continuous visibility through
complex multi-layer optical transport networks," said NetQuest
Corporation CEO and President Jesse Price. "New threats are emerging
every day, and we offer cyber intelligence missions advanced
capabilities for analyzing network data and automating responses in
order to minimize the impact of ensuing attacks."

Alpine Patrol's optical network analytics can be combined with standard
IP traffic analysis tools, to identify:

  • Network traffic geospatial data (geographical origin);
  • Unauthorized optical transport network access;
  • Covert communications paths; and
  • Early warning indicators of DDoS attacks.

More information on the NetQuest Alpine Patrol Cyber Intelligence Access
Orchestration Platform and how it can be used to hunt network threats
can be found by downloading the following technology brief: http://www.netquestcorp.com/resources/cyber-threat-hunting/.

More information on NetQuest's Alpine Patrol platform can be found at
the following link: http://www.netquestcorp.com/products/alpine-patrol/.

About NetQuest
NetQuest designs, manufactures and markets
purpose built optical network monitoring access products to government
intelligence agencies and large government system integrators tasked
with securing and protecting national defense interests. Founded in 1987
and based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, NetQuest is an employee owned
business. With a 30-year track record of providing cutting edge access
monitoring solutions, NetQuest has developed a global customer base,
marketing directly and through a network of strategic partners,
value-added resellers and representatives. For more information, visit http://netquestcorp.com/,
LinkedIn
and Twitter.

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