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l FACT SHEET l E N T E R P R I S E NETSCOUT Omnis Intrusion Detection System IDS Requirements and Business Issues • Safeguarding networks from attacks and breaches, addressing evolving cybersecurity requirements. • Increased IDS requirements in industry security, with significant non-compliance penalties. • Cybersecurity subject matter expertise in short supply. • "Vendor fatigue," with too many tools creating IT functional silos, increasing CapEx/ OpEx and management cycles. The NETSCOUT ® Threat Intelligence Report for Second-Half 2020 provided detailed evidence that cybercriminals were further emboldened during the global COVID-19 pandemic, including "a huge upsurge in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, brute-forcing of access credentials, and malware targeting of internet-connected devices." These cyberattacks frequently focused on heavily regulated e-commerce, pharmaceutical, and healthcare organizations, as well as remote educational services that became more vulnerable and exploited during that time. When breaches do occur, they are time- consuming to contain (as high as 280 days) and costly (averaging $3.86M per incident, globally), according to another report. 1 These reports only validate what NETSCOUT is hearing from our customers – even before the arrival of the hybrid workforce era, threat detection was already one of the fastest-growing cybersecurity challenges in the information technology (IT) operations arena. Despite the number of security solutions on the market, companies continue to get compromised. That is because security is still too difficult, and complexity becomes the actual threat. Organizations need security that is simple to use, comprehensive in scale, and which offers scale scope and consistency. In this cyberthreat environment, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs) remain an essential SecOps solution required for securing data center, network edge, branch office, and cloud (e.g. AWS) workloads. Increased IDS use has also been seen in response to IT teams' efforts to meet relevant security and business regulatory compliances governing their industries. 1 Source: IBM Security Report. Omnis IDS Extends the Value of the NETSCOUT Single-Vendor Approach and "Smart Visibility" Platform Into Intrusion Detection Services and Regulatory Compliance. Unlike many other security controls, IDS technology is specified by name in several regulatory and best practices frameworks. Several of these standards – such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPA A), Federal Information Security Management (FISMA), Payment Card Industry (PCI), and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – are relevant across multiple industry sectors, representing only a subset of regulations that IT teams are working to address across their own network and service environments. As a result, IT teams must secure their corporate operations in compliance with these standards; otherwise, another expensive occurrence could impact the business. In addition to facing non-compliance penalties as high as to $250,000 for HIPA A or $20 million Euro for GDPR failures, the reputational damage from public disclosures of security incidents can also be costly, with recovery processes taking months or longer. Even with Intrusion Detection Systems and available Security Analyst expertise in place, the nature of many IDS technology solutions themselves add unnecessary levels of workload complexity to short- cycled SecOps teams. Many of these IDS solutions are difficult to manage and scale, offer high false positives, lack easily recognized compliance roles, or perpetuate IT operational silos. As a result, the actual designs of those IDS tools themselves compromise Security Analysts' efficiencies.

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