Situational Awareness and Network Visibility: You Can’t Catch What You Can’t See.

“Expanding networks with more data and less network visibility is a dangerous recipe for a security breach”

Given today’s risky and complex cyber battlefield, IT security managers can’t afford to be blindsided. The lack of network visibility and situational awareness has become a major contributing factor in security breaches. According to Security Week, “there has to be a way to identify the threats that are out there, what they are capable of, and what you can do in real-time to protect your organization. The great enterprise IT security advantage is “Situational Awareness.” Armed with the right information, you can make intelligence-driven decisions to help better defend your enterprise.” 

Many organizations are “situationally unaware” due to the following factors: 

* The Inability to Grasp the Big Picture.
You need a successful vendor like Tactical FLEX, Inc., capable of providing threat intelligence around-the-clock, as well as delivering a birds-eye view of the entire network and cyber battlefield.

* The Lack of Technology to Respond in Real-Time.
Today’s advanced SIEM technology like Aanval SAS can respond to queries with outstanding speed–giving you situational awareness while you still have time to act. Incoming events can be automatically logged and analyzed in real-time. Cyber threats must be identified and mitigated before they become full-scale attacks. 
Aanval is the only SIEM on the market with the ability to automatically scale to meet the needs of its environment. It supports millions and billions of Snort, Suricata, and Syslog events, is fully automated, and continues as long as storage space is available.

* The Absence of Innovative Technology to Assess Risk.
Security risks must be identified and acted upon with speed and real-time intelligence. IT departments should know their risks. “What is my risk? Where am I at risk? And, Which risk should I devote attention to first?” Situational Awareness can give your IT department what they need to know so they can take effective countermeasures in a timely manner. Unfortunately, organizations cannot obtain “situational awareness” and reap its benefits without the right security technology. Situational Awareness within Aanval allows analysts to quickly identify which specific devices, services, and approximate areas of the network are most at risk and which are more likely to be a problem in the future.

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Need help installing your IDS? Watch us install Snort, Barnyard2, Aanval SAS, and every necessary component on YouTube.

Tactical FLEX, Inc. has launched a short series available now on YouTube, detailing how to install and configure a complete IDS system, from Snort, Barnyard2, every necessary component, to especially Aanval SAS at the helm.

The install occurs on a Mac mini running OS X 10.8.2. You can find the guide used at our wiki: Complete Aanval IDS OS X Install Guide

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Part 1: Preparation

Part 2: Snort

Part 3: Barnyard2

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Part 5: Extras (Launch Daemons, Nmap)

Aanval SAS Tips and Tricks Webinar on YouTube

Presenting the Aanval SAS Tips and Tricks Webinar: an educational and informative way to unleash the powerful features of Aanval SAS. Learn troubleshooting tips and tricks, and how to optimize your Aanval SAS console, including the Community version. Aanval SAS (Situational Awareness System) is loaded with robust and powerful features, and we want you to make the most of them to ensure your networks are secured. Optimization tips will include Sensor Management Tools (SMTs), Situational Awareness, and correlational features. New users, investigators, and existing customers, discover the excitement that has been emitting from Tactical FLEX, Inc. and learn how to maximize your Aanval console for real-time threat management. Learn why Aanval SAS is the complete End-to-End Security Solution for Snort and Suricata Intrusion Detection Prevention.

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