Exclusive: ConSentry keeps a watchful eye on users
LAN Controller enforces policies at the hardware level
It is through InSight that admins have user application visibility. Each user session is exposed to the admin including application, destination, and session information. During my tests, I was able to see that a user was accessing a peer-to-peer application, how long he was connected, how many bytes had been transferred, which mail servers he was connected to, and how many e-mails per minute he was sending. The amount of information logged was staggering and provides the kind of digital forensics necessary to identify misuse of network resources.
The ConSentry Secure LAN Controller is a terrific piece of hardware backed by a good management platform. As long as all of your user traffic passes through the controller, policy enforcement is rock solid. It won’t, however, help out in local workgroup situations, so plan your deployment accordingly and ConSentry will handle the rest. But for true real-time visibility into network traffic, the Secure LAN Controller can’t be beat.
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