NIKSUN Announces Breakthrough Innovations of NetDetector

Published on: 05-24-2011

New NIKSUN NetDetector Alpine offers world’s most advanced security forensics and detection capabilities to secure critical infrastructure and national security
Princeton, NJ, May 24, 2011NIKSUN®, a world leader in real-time enterprise network monitoring solutions, today announced breakthrough innovations of NIKSUN NetDetector Alpine – its next-generation security forensics and monitoring appliance. NetDetector is built on NIKSUN’s Alpine technology, the world’s most scalable and modular technology designed specifically for large-scale network monitoring.

The threat of a catastrophic cyber attack is real. Insider threats, zero-day exploits, suspect malware, advanced persistent threats (APTs), and other cyber attacks are now occurring on an unprecedented scale with extraordinary sophistication. “Hacking and Malware have retaken the lead and are playing dirtier than ever,” according to the Verizon 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report. Malware such as Poison Ivy and others factored in “about half of the 2010 caseload (breaches) and nearly 80% of all data lost.” To safeguard organizations in the changing threat landscape, NetDetector now features two breakthrough innovations:

Deepest and Fastest Forensics

NetDetector offers the most advanced forensics, providing the deepest extraction of content from network packets. This enables the deepest and fastest data mining and web reconstruction of the widest range of content such as voice, video, web, FTP, chats, emails, images and much more, providing super-fast root cause remediation of security breaches.

Best Detection

In today’s cyber attacks, effective detection is vital to protecting assets. NetDetector is the only security appliance that proactively detects both anomalies and signature-based intrusions. These are analyzed against network traffic at multi-gigabit rates, immediately detecting infected systems, thwarting zero-day, malware, and other sinister breach scenarios.
According to Forrester Research, “This type of tool [packet capture and analysis] can be helpful both during and after malicious events, as the tools typically have the ability to alert on anomalous behavior as well as replay captured packets for later investigation. NIKSUN… make(s) products that fulfill this need.” [Pull Your Head Out Of The Sand And Put It On A Swivel: Introducing Network Analysis And Visibility by John Kindervag, Forester Research, Inc. January 24, 2011.]

Based on the most advanced data warehousing technology, NetDetector is the only network-wide monitoring platform that can simultaneously capture, inspect, mine, correlate, and store every packet traversing the network at multi-gigabit rates. Every packet is time stamped, linked, and indexed to unique users. Sessions are assembled, content is analyzed and metadata is mined, providing relevant historical and real-time security insight just like having a “security camera on the network.” 

“As we’ve learned in the recent Sony PlayStation and other sinister network attacks, large-scale cyber attacks are carried out by professional, highly sophisticated criminals intent on stealing personal and credit card information,” said Dr. Parag Pruthi, Founder, Chairman and CEO of NIKSUN. “Traditional information security safeguards fall short in dealing with next-generation cyber attacks because they do not secure against the dizzying myriad of unknowns. Our latest innovations of NIKSUN NetDetector breaks through the clutter of security appliances by offering the fastest, deepest, and most proven data mining and alerting technology in the world, providing the power to know the unknown.”

For more information on NIKSUN NetDetector Alpine, visit NIKSUN's website at

About NIKSUN, Inc.
NIKSUN is the recognized worldwide leader in making the Unknown Known. The company develops and deploys a complete range of award-winning forensics, compliance, security surveillance and performance management solutions for applications ranging from core infrastructures to edge and branch environments. NIKSUN’s proactive enterprise scalable solutions deliver unprecedented flexibility and real-time response. The company’s patented real-time analysis and recording technology enables enterprises, service providers and governments to provide secure and reliable network infrastructure and services. NIKSUN, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, has sales offices in major cities throughout the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit

NIKSUN, NetDetector and NetVCR are either registered trademarks or trademarks of NIKSUN, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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