Network visualization for infrastructure

How our technologies help organizations understand their critical infrastructure

The infrastructure data challenge

The world’s infrastructure relies on understanding connections. From the internet to gas pipelines, corporate IT systems to global telecoms networks: they’re all critical systems based on connections. A single point of failure can have a massive impact.

For that reason, organizations invest heavily in tools to monitor and manage infrastructure. These tools generate huge volumes of densely connected information, keeping record of every device, connection and event, in real time.

With this information, organizations want to interpret their network structure (discovery), and proactively respond to threats and vulnerabilities (defense). This can only be achieved by understanding their data. That’s where network visualization plays a crucial role.

The network visualization solution

Often, network analysts create their own network diagrams using painfully inefficient diagramming tools. Using network visualization tools instead, it’s possible to generate dynamic visualizations of critical infrastructure networks from logs in seconds.

In this blog post, we’ve seen how combining infrastructure data with our network visualization technology makes it easier and faster to uncover vulnerabilities and faults in critical IT networks.

An IT network, with devices sized by importance based on social network analysis measures.

Here we see how visualization technologies can help analysts respond to network alerts, making use of node combining and network layout techniques.

Focusing on a network alert
Focusing on a network alert

Network analysts also need to understand their infrastructure networks from varying degrees of detail. Starting from a high-level overview, they might need to drill into detail to find specific devices or connections. Alternatively, they may need to zoom outwards to undercover the context around a specific network point, possibly switching from logical to geographic views. Our network visualization software makes that simple and intuitive.

Different views of an IT network
Different views of an IT network

Why choose us?

We have customers using our network visualization software to see, understand and protect critical IT and other infrastructure networks. The choose us because our technology is:

  • Performant – we’ve carefully designed our technologies to provide outstanding performance, even when visualizing the largest networks.
  • Flexible – our products are fully customizable, resulting in a visualization tool that’s styled exactly how you want it.
  • Compatible – our software is datastore agnostic. It can work with logs or any other kind of data from any source.

It also offers the powerful functionality that lets analysts see their infrastructure and get context on demand, including node combining, layouts, time analysis and map mode.

Find out more

Our network visualization software has been used by organizations around the world to see and understand their critical infrastructure. If you’d like to learn more, request a trial of our technology or get in touch.

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