SOURCE: FlowTraq


December 17, 2014 08:00 ET

FlowTraq Announces Enhancements to Its Network Security Software, Further Protecting Customers From Advanced Attacks

New Updates Provide Increased Visibility, Detection and Mitigation for Faster DDoS Resolution

LEBANON, NH--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2014) - Leading network security software provider FlowTraq® announced ten new enhancements in its Q4 product update today, which combine to better meet the network monitoring, security and forensics needs of large enterprise, government and mid-sized businesses. FlowTraq is a software solution that analyzes network flow records, maintaining a full-fidelity record of network traffic and identifying anomalies as they happen.

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are one of the most common network security attacks faced today. Companies of all sizes find themselves a target, and unfortunately, often a victim. In order to stay ahead of the ever-changing threat landscape, many of FlowTraq's Q4 updates stem directly from customer experiences, which keeps FlowTraq in tune with the current threat environment. Additional improvements deepen the integration with partner A10 Networks Inc Thunder™ TPS product line. Now, FlowTraq improves DDoS response by instructing the TPS with minute details of the ongoing attack, so that legitimate traffic may pass uninterrupted.

"Companies are challenged to secure increasingly large networks -- with one client recently growing to over 30,000 public servers that require protection -- and they need a solution that will scale with them, in a cost-effective manner," said Dr. Vincent Berk, Co-Founder and CEO of FlowTraq. "With this release, operators of networks are able to get faster real-time visibility into their data and have more flexibility in terms of mitigation."

Q4 updates to FlowTraq include:

  • Improved disk I/O performance on all platforms:
    By carefully analyzing the disk I/O scheduling behavior of various operating systems, FlowTraq significantly improved disk performance for historical analysis. Improvements of 2.5x have been observed on Linux, while Windows 2012 realized a 10x performance improvement on heavily loaded systems.

  • Fine-grained detection of UDP reflection attacks:
    New enhancements include detection capabilities to precisely identify unique aspects of each UDP reflection attack.

  • Human-in-the-loop mitigations -- manual and approval-required:
    No longer a solely automatic detection system, users now have the option to manually mitigate attacks, providing security teams with more flexibility.

More information on FlowTraq capabilities can be viewed here.

About FlowTraq
Founded in 2004, FlowTraq develops and markets software solutions that monitor and analyze network security and performance to provide deep insight, high visibility, and valuable understanding of complex network infrastructures. With FlowTraq, users gain an unprecedented level of network situational awareness that facilitates fast and easy monitoring, quick security analysis, and complete forensic recall of any traffic that crosses their network, thus reducing organizational risk. FlowTraq software solutions include FlowTraq, FlowTraq Cloud and FlowExporter. FlowTraq has over 2,600 customers worldwide, including Fortune 500 companies, ISPs, Managed Service Providers, government, schools, and universities. FlowTraq is privately held and headquartered in New Hampshire. For more information, visit

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