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Solera Networks

November 09, 2010 08:03 ET

Solera Networks Named Best Computer Forensics Software in GSN Homeland Security Awards Competition

Solera DS Appliance™ Provides Real-Time Situational Awareness and Network Forensics

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) -  Solera Networks, a leading network forensics products and services company, today announced that Government Security News has recognized the Solera Networks Virtual Appliance as the Best Computer Forensics Software of 2010 in the GSN Homeland Security Awards.

"Solera Networks stood out in this category with its software-based approach to network forensics," said Government Security News Chairman Adrian Courtenay. "Our panel of judges felt that the virtual Solera DS Appliance was unique in its ability to capture and index all network traffic at speeds that competing hardware-based appliances can't achieve. This approach minimizes the barriers for agencies to introduce forensics into their network security practices."

With the Solera Networks DS Appliance™, organizations large and small can benefit from real-time situational awareness and network forensics, converting any server to a network forensics appliance. With the integrated DeepSee™ Forensics Suite, users record, index, analyze, search, and reconstruct any network event. Integrating easily with leading security tools that provide alerts to incidents and intrusions, including Palo Alto Networks™, Sourcefire™, SonicWALL™, FireEye™, ArcSight™ and others, the Solera Networks virtual appliance brings the full context of meaning to any security event. The virtual appliance, with all the advanced capabilities of dedicated hardware Solera DS network forensics appliances, has a new dimension of flexibility so organizations can deploy into any environment.

"Network forensics is quickly becoming a critical resource to enable real-time situational awareness and allows for fast, effective response to today's evolving, targeted, and persistent threats to information assets," said Peter Schlampp, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Solera Networks. "There is phenomenal interest from both government and enterprise in our real-time network forensics technology. This important recognition from GSN validates the growing government agency emphasis on innovative technologies that are capable of equipping secure networks for fast response and risk mitigation of the deluge of threats and security events from unknown sources."

The virtual appliance is available as a 30-day free trial at: A full license is available at no cost for qualifying colleges, universities and teaching institutions that offer network security and forensics training courses. Visit: for more information on the Solera Networks Donate and Defend program.

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Solera Networks develops a high-speed network surveillance and forensics platform for complete capture, indexing, search, retrieval, and reconstruction of any network event. Our systems capture every packet at line rates up to 10Gbps on physical and virtual networks. The Solera Networks architecture provides open platform interoperability, extensible storage, and portability for any network, giving security professionals comprehensive network visibility. For more information on Solera Networks, visit

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