The Time for Netography Fusion Is Now
By Ben Holladay, CRO
When Martin Roesch joined Netography as CEO almost two years ago, he introduced the concept of the Atomized Network. At its very basis, the Atomized Network represents the problem most enterprises are facing today – your workloads are now scattered across data centers, branch offices, remote sites, private clouds and, in most cases, multiple public clouds.
Organizations themselves can also be “atomized,” where responsibility for the tools that provide visibility for these networks is fragmented across teams, such as network operations, security operations, and cloud operations. These operations Teams are stressed with the heavy demands of their day-to-day roles; in many cases they are geographically distributed working from home offices and may not have the relationships across their organizations to navigate the access and permissions required to pull together end-to-end visibility.
The atomized organization creates risk as well as inefficiencies. We need to break through these barriers to bring together real-time, end-to-end visibility that provides insights that lead to meaningful action. Especially as organizations get larger the responsibilities across network, security and cloud become even more fragmented resulting in challenges to the organization, such as:
- Cloud workloads with settings that mimic their on-prem configurations which leads to unexpected behaviors and costs.
- Compliance and security obligations that require accounting for communications in and out of the “network” regardless of physical, virtual or cloud presence of the workload.
Gartner has championed the concept of “Fusion” in the context of information technology for years now. Five years ago, Gartner talked about the concept of the Fusion Security Operations Center (Fusion SOC) which brought traditional SOC functions together with threat intelligence, incident response and even operational technology (OT) functions into one team. More recently, Gartner has discussed Fusion teams in a broader scope than just security, rather as “cross-functional teams that use data and technology to achieve business outcomes.” In both cases, the idea is to bring together fragmented teams and functions to achieve a better outcome for the organization.
This is the reason our founders chose “Fusion” as the name of the Netography cloud-native Network Defense Platform (NDP) because they envisioned multiple cross-functional teams leveraging a common platform to address multiple use cases across network traffic analytics, network security. and, increasingly important, cloud operations – without having to incur the cost and operational expense of multiple traffic visibility and analytical tools.
We understand that it’s not easy for organizations to achieve real-time, end-to-end visibility across the modern network environments given the complexity and diversity balanced with the reality of limited resources, both human and financial. But we know it’s an aim well worth driving towards and the way the industry is already shifting – the time for Netography Fusion is now.
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