LiveAction acquires CounterFlow AI to expand its network security offerings

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LiveAction, the leader in network performance management, today announced the acquisition of CounterFlow AI, a leading network detection and response (NDR) vendor. Acquisition will provide current and future LiveAction end customers and channel partners with a unified network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) platform that integrates encrypted traffic analysis for detection and response to security incidents. Combined platform will streamline previously siled network operations (NetOps) and security operations (SecOps) workflows, using common data, platform integration and enhanced visualization to increase speed and how effectively organizations handle network and security events.

“NetOps and SecOps teams face advanced security threats lurking in the rising tide of encrypted traffic and waste an inordinate amount of time coordinating triage alerts and potential incidents,” said Stephen Stuut, CEO of LiveAction. “Enterprises today need end-to-end visibility into network performance and security management, which is why CounterFlow AI’s industry-leading NDR capabilities are a perfect fit for our platform. Once integrated, our customers and partners can streamline NetOps and SecOps workflows, protect against encrypted threats, ensure the network meets business objectives, and increase overall productivity to reduce operating and securing costs. of the network.

According to Google’s Transparency Report, encrypted traffic has grown from around 50% in 2014 to between 80% and 90% today. CounterFlow AI’s unique security portfolio will help LiveAction partners and customers gain end-to-end network visibility into this traffic. Its continuous machine learning engine processes packet data in real time and at the speed of the corporate network, while its advanced traffic analysis capabilities extract unique metadata to examine packets for potentially malicious behavior, automate alert triage processes, etc.

This level of encrypted traffic analysis and actionable insights complements LiveAction’s existing monitoring capabilities and supports more effective network and security management. For example, NetOps teams analyzing network or application performance issues can more easily access security information to detect or rule out cyberattacks as the root cause. Conversely, SecOps teams will have access to deeper network, device, and application analytics that can improve threat detection, correlation, and response. Overall, the integrated solutions will improve the productivity, efficiency, and speed of NetOps and SecOps teams in detecting and resolving incidents.

“LiveAction has always been a leader in the network management market, and we couldn’t be more excited to help extend that legacy with CounterFlow AI’s extensive network detection and response capabilities,” said Bill Cantrell. , CEO of CounterFlow AI. “There is tremendous demand and opportunity around integrated network performance and security management, and we believe our combined solutions can help enterprises’ NetOps and SecOps teams collaborate more effectively.

Upon closing of the acquisition, LiveAction will immediately focus on product development and integration, as well as communications with its global community of partners and customers to highlight the vision and benefits of NPMD and NDR. unified in its newly expanded portfolio.

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About Live Action

LiveAction provides end-to-end visibility into network and application performance from a single screen. This gives enterprises confidence that the network is meeting business objectives, provides IT administrators with complete visibility for better decision-making, and reduces overall cost of operations. By unifying and simplifying the collection, correlation and presentation of network and application data, LiveAction enables network professionals to proactively and quickly identify, troubleshoot and resolve problems on increasingly large and complex. To learn more and see how LiveAction delivers unparalleled network visibility, visit https://www.liveaction.com.

Kevin M. Risinger