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The NetFort news category of our blog covers many different areas of our company and our network monitoring solution. Here you will find details of conferences and exhibitions we will be attending, announcements about forthcoming versions of our LANGuardian, and feedback from our customers. If you are looking to work with one of the most innovative companies in network security, the NetFort news category is the first place to look for a satisfying and rewarding career.

NetFort celebrate a successful Customer Event

NetFort Customer Event London

A few weeks ago, we held yet another successful customer event, this time in Central London, on Fenchurch Street – which by the way is a terrific location for an event! This event brought together a community of our customers to network and collaborate on our latest LANGuardian release.

The event kicked off with welcoming comments from myself, followed by a number of dynamic presentations which were jointly delivered by our Technical Director, Darragh Delaney and myself. Throughout the half-day event, we presented the latest features in LANGuardian, shared our road map and gave an overview of our technical integrations along with several product demonstrations.

We love to host such customer events, as it gives us the opportunity to share our recent announcements, meet our customers face-to-face and listen to their feedback on what they would like to see in future product developments. Additionally, we were on hand to answer any critical issues from novice and experienced users alike.

A wide range of training topics were delivered throughout the morning, ranging from:

Creating a Ransomware Monitoring Dashboard
How to detect SMBv1 use on your network
• How to use the Direct Packet Capture option on LANGuardian, so that it saves packets from a flow when a particular trigger is asserted
• How to use our DNS Traffic Decoding feature to collect DNS queries for all running sensors

NetFort Customer Event London

We were thrilled with the post-event feedback, so I thought I would share a small sample of this here:

• “It was all good, very informative” – Infrastructure Support Specialist, Financial & Insurance Services
 “I thought it was great overall, although it could be a whole-day training session with more hands-on” – R&D and Infrastructure Engineer, Managed IT Outsourcing
• “The most useful part of this training for me was the demos, especially for Ransomware + DDoS” – Infrastructure Operations Manager, Housing Association
• “Very useful, would be good to have it on an annual basis. We were very impressed with the communications on the WannaCry outbreak; it was very useful” – Network Technician, UK University

Are you a NetFort customer who would like to attend our next event?
Watch out for our upcoming events on our website, community forum or email aisling.brennan@netfort.com to register your interest.

Thanks!

LANGuardian Customer Feedback

6 June 2017 NetFort News By: Bernie Browne
NetFort Customer Feedback

LANGuardian Customer Feedback | WannaCrypt Ransomware Attacks

We are delighted to receive this wonderful feedback below from one of our LANGuardian customers during the recent WannaCrypt attacks.

Thank you Shawn for taking the time out to send us this email and for allowing us to use this feedback here.

 

Bernie Browne

Director of Marketing

Customer Feedback

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Shawn Bridglal
Date: 15 May 2017 at 16:37
Subject: RE: How NetFort LANGuardian can help you protect your network from Ransomware
To: Netfort support

Good Day fine folks at Netfort,

I just want to say how happy I am to be a LG subscriber and have a LG sensor deployed in my network this past weekend during the wannacrypt mayhem that was happening globally.

Using the information provided below and I was able to detect the SMBv1 nodes on my network and look for any possible infections. This was an extremely beneficial bit of information to possess to be able to effectively respond with critical proactive measures.

Knowing which nodes were most vulnerable, we were able to focus on those as a priority and develop a plan to address the lesser critical network segments.

It is my opinion that, knowing what to look for at the right time is very crucial to effective defense and remediation activities. Effective, resilient, proactive defenses are not only limited to functional firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, patch management and other and the other slew of mixed defense technology, but also a security strategy that incorporates vigilant and detailed insight into the network makes a huge difference. LG makes this difference a reality.

Being the first responder and having IT security responsibility and accountability, I would attribute the value and capability that LG offered as the turning point in our proactive defense strategy to the wannacrypt epidemic.

KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK ! ! !

Regards

Shawn

Meet us at InfoSecurity London 2017

6 June 2017 NetFort News By: Bernie Browne
Infosecurity London

Meet us at InfoSecurity London

InfoSecurity at the Olympia, London is the place to be this week for everything you need to know in Information Security. We will be in attendance from Wednesday, June 7th through to Thursday, June 8th inclusive. With more than 345 exhibitors and hours upon hours of seminars attracting visitors from every segment of the industry – it’s a show, we will not miss!

We look forward to hearing the latest news and innovations in the industry from security thought leaders to industry experts, as we expect there will be lots of chatter around the recent WannaCry Ransomware attacks. Throughout the two days of face-to-face business, we will meet with current and prospect clients, new channel partners and industry analysts; so we expect it to be an actioned packed few days!

If you plan on attending the show and would like to meet up over a coffee, then drop us a line to marketing@netfort.com as we would love to chat all things #NetworkSecurity

The NetFort Team

Meet us at Networkshop 2017 – Nottingham, UK

3 April 2017 NetFort News By: Bernie Browne
Networkshop 2017

Networkshop 2017 organised by JISC will take place from 11 – 13 April at the Nottingham Conference Centre in Nottingham, UK.

Networkshop is an education and research technical networking conference which provides a unique opportunity to hear from those managing advanced network services and applications in the UK’s education and research sectors, as they present and discuss technology developments and practice.

If you plan on attending Networkshop and would like to meet up with us during the show, email us at support@netfort.com as we would love to chat all things #NetworkUserMonitoring #NetworkSecurityMonitoring

Join NetFort at CoSN 2017, Chicago

22 March 2017 NetFort News By: Bernie Browne
CoSN 2017

CoSN 2017 | April 3rd – 6th | Chicago
NetFort Stand # P35

We are excited to be exhibiting at the annual CoSN 2017 conference from April 3rd – 6th in Chicago.

CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) is the professional association for education technology leaders. Each year, this conference brings together K-12 technology professionals to enhance their leadership in the development, implementation, operation and maintenance of the K-12 technology infrastructure.

Join NetFort at stand #P35 while you are at CoSN 2017 to learn how Fauquier County Public Schools, VA are using LANGuardian to gain a greater visibility as to what is happening on their network than ever before.

Louis McDonald, Director of Technology Services at Fauquier County Public Schools will be on our stand during the Opening Reception at CoSN on Monday April 3rd from 5:45 – 7:45pm and he will be happy to share with you how they are using our network activity monitoring and analysis tool – LANGuardian.

If you are experiencing high network congestion on your school’s WAN and you need to have a greater level of visibility into what is happening behind the scenes on your internal network; then stop by our stand #P35, where our top experts will be on hand to:

• Give you a short LANGuardian demo
• Answer any burning questions you may have pertaining to bandwidth issues
• Demonstrate how to detect security issues such as phishing and ransomware
• Show you how to passively monitor your school’s confidential data

We looking forward to meeting you there!

 

NetFort recognized on the Cybersecurity 500 List for the Third Consecutive Year

3 March 2017 NetFort News By: Bernie Browne
Cybersecurity 500

March 2nd 2017, Galway – Ireland; NetFort, a global provider of network traffic analysis and visibility solutions, announced today it has been recognized in the Cybersecurity 500 – Q1, 2017 list of the world’s hottest and most innovative companies in the cybersecurity industry, which was officially released yesterday – (March 1).

Published by Cybersecurity Ventures, this is the third consecutive year that NetFort has ranked on Cybersecurity Ventures list among the most impressive cybersecurity companies from around the globe.

Cybersecurity Ventures evaluates a mix of criteria to determine the list of up-and-coming vendors, including company customer base, management team, notable implementations and feedback from chief information security officers (CISOs), value-added resellers (VARs), system integrators and other IT security decision-makers.

“We strongly believe that continuous network and user visibility is the cornerstone of any IT security program and should apply to organizations of all sizes,” said John Brosnan, CEO, NetFort. “We are thrilled to be included in the Cybersecurity 500 list and to be recognized for our network traffic analysis and visibility solution – LANGuardian”.

View the official press release here

 

 

Meet us at RSA Conference 2017 – San Francisco

8 February 2017 NetFort News By: Bernie Browne
RSA Conference 2017

Chatter at RSA Conference 2017!

In a recent NetworkWorld article written by Jon Oltsik (thanks for the mention!); he anticipates there will be a lot of chatter at RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco (February 13th – 17th) around Network Security – who are we to disagree!

We are heading to the RSA Conference next week, as we do every year! This year, we expect there will be a lot of noise around Ransomware, Machine Learning, Automation, Network Security and User Monitoring, Network Traffic Analysis and Visibility and much, much more.

As one might expect, with any 4-day conference in the Moscone Center, there will be tons of technologies on show with organizations spending every dime to ensure their booth is as big as the next.  The RSA Conference is always a great event for us, and we don’t expect this year to be any different other than bigger and better, making for a robust Network Security dialogue.

If you plan on attending and would like to meet up, leave a comment below or DM us @NetFort, we would love to chat #NetworkSecurity!

NetFort attends HEAnet National Conference 2016, Galway

1 November 2016 NetFort News By: Bernie Browne
HEANET 2016

HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, providing internet connectivity and associated ICT services to education and research organizations throughout Ireland, including all primary and post-primary schools.

The HEAnet National Conference is an annual event which attracts delegates from across the Education and Research Sector, as well as industry leaders and technology experts. It provides a unique opportunity for you to learn about, present and discuss the latest developments in networking technology and services for the research and education community.

When: November 9th – 11th 2016

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway

 

NetFort to announce new partnership with Renaissance at TechTrade 2016

3 October 2016 NetFort News By: Bernie Browne

TechTrade 2016, Leopardstown Pavilion, Wednesday 19th October

Along with the many new innovative solutions that Renaissance will showcase on their stand at this year’s TechTrade event, we are particularly excited to announce our new partnership with them and where better to make this official but at TechTrade 2016.

Renaissance will distribute NetFort’s flagship product – LANGuardian which provides network traffic and security monitoring software for virtual and physical networks.  It is unique in the marketplace thanks to its powerful deep-packet inspection technology that can be downloaded and deployed on standard physical or virtual hardware to provide comprehensive visibility in minutes; in fact LANGuardian offers better visibility than you can get with NetFlow, solving problems faster. There are many organizations in Ireland who already depend on LANGuardian for a wide range of solutions from network security monitoring, bandwidth troubleshooting, monitoring user activity and file activity monitoring just to mention a few!

So, if your customers are looking for complete visibility and phenomenal detail across their networks, then this unique product offering is a must see! Drop by the Renaissance stand throughout the day, where their friendly team will be on hand to give you a demo of the LANGuardian product and answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to welcoming you to the stand!

NetFort releases new version of LANGuardian

5 August 2016 NetFort News By: Bernie Browne
Network Traffic and Security Monitoring

Latest Version of NetFort LANGuardian Brings Significant New Features; Improves Performance; Makes Network Traffic and Security Monitoring Practical and Affordable

 

Galway, Ireland – August 4, 2016 – NetFort today announced the latest version of LANGuardian, its flagship network traffic and security monitoring software. This new release, introduces a number of significant new features and performance enhancements designed to offer IT professionals more intuitive data and faster time to resolution for network issues.

NetFort LANGuardian provides comprehensive visibility across an organization’s network in minutes. Its unique powerful deep-packet inspection technology can be used on physical or virtual networks of all sizes, for investigating, monitoring, and reporting on network and user activity.

Version 14.1 significantly enhances performance of data acquisition and reporting; while the new features include:

  • Periodic Backup which can be set to schedule an automatic backup
  • SSL Inventory enables LANGuardian to detect servers with expired or vulnerable SSL certificates

“Our customers and partners shape our LANGuardian roadmap, ensuring that we deliver innovative technology that is practical and easy to use in a business environment,” said Andrey Lyubka, Director of Research and Development. “We are committed to continuously improving our product ensuring we deliver a solid and reliable solution. Because we have proven network traffic and security monitoring expertise, we are uniquely positioned to help IT professionals monitor their networks – having a single solution like ours, makes life easier for our channel partners to deploy too.”

For additional information on all new features in LANGuardian 14.1, please see our release notes.

– ENDS –


 

About NetFort

NetFort provides network traffic and security monitoring software for virtual and physical networks. NetFort’s flagship product, LANGuardian, is unique in the marketplace thanks to its powerful deep-packet inspection technology that can be downloaded and deployed on standard physical or virtual hardware to provide comprehensive visibility in minutes. Organizations worldwide depend on LANGuardian solutions from monitoring user activity to file activity monitoring, web activity monitoring, network security monitoring, bandwidth troubleshooting, wire data analytics, network forensics to packet capture.

To see LANGuardian in action – try our interactive demo today!

End-of-life announcement for LANGuardian v12

1 June 2016 NetFort News By: Bernie Browne
End of Life LANGuardian v12

NetFort announces the end of life of all LANGuardian versions in the Major Release 12 family. Effective December 1st 2016, we will cease provision of maintenance releases and fixes for LANGuardian 12, and technical support for v12 will no longer be available.

We strongly encourage you to upgrade to LANGuardian version 14 which delivers the functionality of Release 12, along with increased performance, and many new features from an intuitive new interface for ease of use, redesigned dashboards and reports providing easy-to-read, real-time and historical reporting to an integrated search bar that can quickly locate your favorite reports and critical data.

View our latest release notes to learn what’s new.

You can see what version of LANGuardian you are running and upgrade your system at the following page. https://x.x.x.x/sysadm/softup.cgi
Edit the IP (x.x.x.x) and replace with the LANGuardian management IP address.

We have endeavored to make the upgrade to LANGuardian 14 as seamless as possible. However, should you require assistance at any stage, please feel free to email to support@netfort.com

 

Major New Features added with Release 14 of NetFort LANGuardian

18 April 2016 NetFort News By: Bernie Browne
NetFort LANGuardian 14

Major New Features added with Release 14 of NetFort LANGuardian Network Traffic and Security Monitoring Software

  • Simple to install with intuitive new interface for ease of use

  • Redesigned dashboards and reports provide easy-to-read, real-time and historical reporting

Galway, Ireland – April 12, 2016 – NetFort today announced the launch of LANGuardian Release 14, the latest version of its flagship network traffic and security monitoring software.

NetFort LANGuardian provides comprehensive visibility of an organization’s network in minutes. Its unique powerful deep-packet inspection technology can be used on physical or virtual networks of all sizes, for investigating, monitoring, and reporting on network and user activity.

Release 14 includes a simple three-step installation and configuration wizard for even easier setup. LANGuardian’s visual dashboards have been completely redesigned, giving network managers real-time and historical visibility into activity across an organization’s network including users, mobile devices, applications, and virtual platforms.

This new release introduces an integrated search bar to quickly locate favorite reports and critical data. The categorized search results present combined events, flows and metadata in simple and coherent views that provide detailed context to investigate security incidents, network trends and monitor assets. The search results page supports fast traversal of many result categories, making investigations simpler and more productive.

With Release 14, LANGuardian becomes one of the world’s first security and monitoring tools that can run on virtual machines operating either VMWare ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V and process packets from external SPAN ports.

LANGuardian is a passive network traffic analyzer and simply requires a SPAN or mirror port to reveal the true state of any network. It doesn’t require expensive, dedicated appliances or high-capacity storage to keep data over long time periods.

Commenting on the launch, John Brosnan, Chief Executive Officer of NetFort, said: “Our engineering team have placed huge emphasis on the simplicity of LANGuardian v14, in terms of implementation and ease of use. The graphic user interface (GUI) has been completely redesigned to ensure organisations can implement our network traffic analysis solution on any site or segment of the network providing comprehensive visibility in less than 30 minutes. The new intuitive GUI focuses on simple and quick navigation to ensure users can easily get the visibility, detail and context required to really understand what is happening on their network. With a few simple clicks, organizations can now get detailed network traffic analysis without any complexity”.

— ENDS —

NetFort Careers – Business Development Representative

8 January 2016 NetFort News By: Darragh Delaney
Business Development Representative

Business Development Representative

NetFort is a leader in network traffic and security monitoring software. We are seeking a number of Business Development Representatives to join our Inside sales team. Based in our headquarters in Galway, Ireland, you will be responsible for the generation of high quality opportunities and working closely with our sales and marketing teams or network of channel partners to close these opportunities.

Reporting directly to our Director of Sales, you will have the opportunity to work with senior executives in prospect accounts across EMEA, achieve monthly quotas and close business. Compensation will include base salary, commission and stock options.

The Role

  • Responsible for driving quality opportunities into the pipeline
  • A disciplined approach to pipeline generation
  • Develop new opportunities and activities in the UK or USA
  • Prospecting at Manager or Director level(IT, Networks, Security)

Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time corporate sales experience
  • Minimum of 1 year prospecting experience
  • University degree
  • Fluent in English
  • Proven track record of accomplishments and over-achievement of goals
  • Ability to uncover pain and handle objections
  • Outbound sales experience
    • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Motivation, drive and a self-starting attitude
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, team environment
    • Ability to understand customer needs and meet that need with a successful product sale
    • Good time management with strong organizational skills
    • Experience of selling Network or Security software a plus
  • Salesforce CRM experience a plus

 

Talk to us now:

Contact us at sales@netfort.com (attachments in PDF format only) or call us at +1 (646) 452 9485 or +353 (91) 520 501 in EMEA.

NetFort Careers – Software Engineer

17 December 2015 NetFort News By: Darragh Delaney
NetFort Software Engineer

Are you coming home to Galway for Christmas and not looking forward to going back? NetFort are looking for software engineers if you’d like to stick around!

Software engineer

We are seeking a software engineer to join our product development team in Galway. You will be working on adding new features, ongoing development and providing advanced support for NetFort’s Network Traffic and Security Monitoring product and associated projects.

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Software development in C
  • Linux and associated tools,
  • Debuggers, profilers, memory tools
  • Version control and build systems (CVS, Git, Jenkins etc)
  • Networking protocols TCP/IP, UDP, DNS and network infrastructure knowledge

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and able to meet deadlines
  • Self-starter, demonstrating good initiative and willingness to learn
  • Capable of working autonomously and also in a team environment
  • Strong customer focus
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to record technical details efficiently and accurately
  • Manage work independently with guidance on milestone dates
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Take ownership of technical issues, and work with our support group to resolve more advanced issues when necessary.
  • Participation in providing training to customers as required
  • Flexible working hours required on occasions

Qualifications:

  • Degree in computer science, engineering or related courses
  • Minimum of 3 years experience

Talk to us now:

Contact us at support@netfort.com (attachments in PDF format only) or call us at +1 (262) 374 3311 or +353 (91) 520 501 in EMEA.

NetFort Attending HEAnet 2015 Conference

11 November 2015 NetFort News By: Darragh Delaney
HEANET 2016

HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, providing internet connectivity and associated ICT services to education and research organizations throughout Ireland, including all primary and post-primary schools.

The HEAnet National Conference is an annual event which attracts delegates from across the Education and Research Sector, as well as industry leaders and technology experts. It provides a unique opportunity for you to learn about, present and discuss the latest developments in networking technology and services for the research and education community.

Dates: Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th November 2015
Venue: Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork: www.rochestownpark.com

NetFort will be attending HEAnet 2015 on Thursday November 12th and you can contact us to arrange a meeting. Learn about:

  1. New developments from NetFort including an upcoming major redesign of LANGuardian
  2. Find out how LANGuardian can be used on college networks to hunt down the sources of Malware and Ransomware
  3. Hear how universities are using deep packet inspection technologies to keep real time and historical Internet reports. Ideal if you need to respond to requests from third parties
  4. Learn how SPAN and mirror ports can be used as a data source for student and staff activity

Network Visibility Survey 2015

20 October 2015 NetFort News By: Darragh Delaney
NetFort would like your help and feedback on your priorities with respect to Network Activity Monitoring.

What level of visibility do you need and where?

This brief network activity monitoring survey consists of 9 questions and should take no more than 5 minutes of your time to complete.

Start survey
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Readers completing the survey will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a $50 Amazon gift certificate and will also be sent a copy summarizing the results. Winners will be drawn during the week commencing 16th November.

NetFort 12.4 – Network Traffic and Security Monitoring

LANGuardian 12.4

New Version of NetFort LANGuardian Provides Customers with a Single Point of Reference for Network Traffic and Security Monitoring.

NetFort, a leading provider of network traffic and security monitoring (NTSM) solutions, today unveiled version 12.4 of the LANGuardian application. The new version ensures network teams today have the visibility required to collaborate and work with their security colleagues and manage the daily security issues prevalent in today’s world.

Version 12.4 includes a number of significant changes:

  • SMTP Email Decoder Enhancements
  • HTTPS Website Use Reporting
  • Updated BitTorrent Decoder
  • Snort 2.9
  • SYSLOG Forwarding Feature

SMTP Email Decoder Enhancements

The SMTP decoder is a great feature from a network security monitoring point of view. It is a powerful tool if you want to monitor email for phishing type network attacks. Malicious attachments have made a comeback as top attack vector. An interesting post on this here.The SMTP decoder has been upgraded to record the following information

  • Attachments to SMTP emails, including attachment name, MIME type and description. A sample report is shown below, some information is blurred as it came from a live network.
  • Embedded hyper Link detection in emails. This is a beta release for evaluation. Where an SMTP email contains a hyper link, but the link target doesn’t seem to match the description, LANGuardian will log the link target and the description.
SMTP Decoder

HTTPS Website Use Reporting

The Website monitoring module has been upgraded to now report on HTTPS domains. Domain information (such as https://facebook.com) and traffic volumes are recorded. As packet payloads are encrypted, Individual URIs cannot be reported.

SSL Traffic Reports

Updated BitTorrent Decoder

BitTorrent continues to be a popular protocol for downloading and uploading media from the Internet. LANGuardian has the ability to detect  BitTorrent use and record metadata such as Infohash values and IP addresses. In 12.4 the BitTorrent decoder has been upgraded to record Peer Exchange messages (PEX). This increases the detection rate for BitTorrent activity and will record media titles, if included in the PEX message.

Bittorrent Protocol Decoder

Snort 2.9

Snort is a network-based intrusion detection system (NIDS) has the ability to perform real-time traffic analysis and packet logging. Snort performs protocol analysis, content searching and matching. LANGuardian 12.4 now includes Snort version 2.9.7. This allows LANGuardian to take advantage of new keywords supported in IDS signatures for Snort 2.9, distributed from the ET Open project

Snort 2.9

SYSLOG Forwarding Feature

Many customers choose LANGuardian as it can integrate with existing tools like SolarWinds, McAfee or WhatsUp. Version 12.4 extends this functionality with the addition of a new configuration page to manage the forwarding of events to external syslog collector (SIEM) systems.

This means you end up with a centralized dashboard for all network activity or as one customer described it “single point of reference for network and user activity monitoring and first stop in troubleshooting any issues”

LANGuardian SYSLOG Support

Version 12.4 is available from our download page and it can be deployed on physical or virtual platforms.

Download LANGuardian
LANGuardian Interactive Demo

NetFort Careers – Software Developer

11 September 2015 NetFort News By: Darragh Delaney
NetFort Careers - Software Developer

NetFort are seeking a software developer to join their product development team in Galway. You will be working on adding new features, ongoing development and providing advanced support for NetFort’s Network Traffic and Security Monitoring product and associated projects.

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Software development in C, Perl and other scripting languages.
  • Linux and associated tools,
  • Debuggers, profilers, memory tools (gdb, oprofile, Valgrind, etc)
  • Version control and build systems (CVS, Git, Jenkins etc)
  • Networking protocols TCP/IP, UDP, DNS and network infrastructure knowledge
  • REST API and inter process communication
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Knowledge of Network Security, IDS, DPI, NetFlow

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and able to meet deadlines
  • Self-starter, demonstrating good initiative and willingness to learn
  • Capable of working autonomously and also in a team environment
  • Strong customer focus
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to record technical details efficiently and accurately
  • Manage work independently with guidance on milestone dates
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Take ownership of technical issues, and work with our support group to resolve more advanced issues when necessary.
  • Participation in providing training to customers as required
  • Flexible working hours required on occasions

Qualifications:

  • Degree in computer science, engineering or related courses
  • Minimum of 3 years experience

Talk to us now:

Contact us at support@netfort.com (attachments in PDF format only) or call us at +1 (262) 374 3311 or +353 (91) 520 501 in EMEA.

LANGuardian Customer Feedback – Saint Andrew’s Refugee Services

New LANGuardian Customer

Straight talking customer feedback

More interesting feedback on our LANGuardian product from a new customer, Saint Andrew’s Refugee Services.

Founded by St. Andrew’s United Church of Cairo, St Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS) was one of the first organizations in Egypt dedicated to improving the quality of life of refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable migrants. Today they serve more than 3,000 students and clients annually in their education, psycho-social, and legal aid programs. They have recently deployed the LANGuardian on their network and gave us some feedback, reproduced below with no modifications.

LANGuardian Product Feedback

Q. How did you hear about NetFort Technologies /LANGuardian?

I stumbled upon LANGuardian after an extensive nine days research.  While I was going through video tutorials and endless boring articles, I watched a LANGuardian preview. I was satisfied and it didn’t disappoint me when I started trying it on my virtual lab.


Q. What issue/requirement has the LANGuardian addressed for you?

The biggest issue I had to deal with was network bandwidth monitoring. We had lots of employees torrenting and surfing online streaming websites. LANGuardian has helped me with producing reports to my supervisors. It didn’t just show me how much data they have used, it also showed me what websites have they used, for how long and at what time.


Q. What is you view of the LANGuardian evaluation process?

It is awesome! I was contacted by a LANGuardian employee during the trial period that was eagerly willing to help. LANGuardian sure does know how to follow up with their clients and how to treat them right.


Q. Did you evaluate any other products as part of the evaluation process if so can you share this information with NetFort?.

I actually haven’t yet.


Q. Has the LANGuardian replaced any other product?

Yes, it has. I struggled finding a decent monitoring program. I used Wireshark, CCproxy,  Nethogs and many other programs, but they weren’t as efficient as LANGuardian.


Q. How would you describe the LANGuardian?

LANGuardian is IT Managers oxygen! The program simply helps with everything you need in a network, no matter how big or small. It is a troubleshooting genius, a network monitoring expert and a reports guru.


Ashraf, IT Officer
Saint Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS)

NetFort are delighted to be able to support an organization such as StARS. It is fantastic and very satisfying that our LANGuardian has made a difference and made daily life that bit little easier for them. I’m sure the Internet is a really valuable and relatively expensive resource  and being able to easily monitor daily usage is absolutely critical to ensure availability and performance.

From the feedback ‘We had lots of employees torrenting and surfing online streaming websites’ network bandwidth monitoring is currently an issue for organizations of many types and sizes all over the world. Ashraf needed visibility, to be able to easily see who was taking up all the bandwidth and have the right level of detail to eliminate guesswork and really understand what they were doing. He was looking for and now has Actionable intelligence.

John Brosnan
NetFort CEO

NetFort Careers – Technical Support Engineer

1 September 2015 NetFort News By: Darragh Delaney
NetFort Careers

Technical Support Engineer

Support Engineers deliver effective technical customer support to our rapidly growing customer base, delivering solutions to both technical and non-technical end users while also supporting a wide range of technologies. Support Engineers may be required to be on-call on a rotating basis throughout the year.

Responsibilities include:

Delivering effective technical customer support to our rapidly growing customer base, delivering solutions to both technical and non-technical end users, delivering product training, webexs, etc.  Flexible working hours to cover different time zones.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and able to meet deadlines
  • Self-starter, demonstrate good initiative and willingness to learn
  • Capable of working autonomously and also in a team environment
  • Strong customer focus
  • Excellent English communication skills both written and oral
  • Ability to record technical details efficiently and accurately
  • Manages work independently with guidance on milestone dates
  • Participates in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Client-facing experience
  • Participation in providing training to customers as required
  • Taking ownership of technical issues, and working with our Development group to resolve more advanced issues when necessary
  • Resolving escalated customer complaints without the need for team lead intervention
  • Documenting troubleshooting and problem resolution steps
  • Participation in providing training to customers as required
  • Flexible working hours required on occasions to support International customers.
  • Have an interest in blogging and creating videos for customers and downloaders

About NetFort:

NetFort provides software products to monitor activity on virtual and physical networks. Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, NetFort was established in 2002 and has built up a global customer base in the enterprise, education, and government sectors.

As a deep-packet inspection product that does not require bespoke hardware, NetFort LANGuardian software is unique in the marketplace. It has been successfully implemented and proven to be an invaluable asset in many domestic and international private sector companies, government departments, educational institutions, and local councils.

The support team at NetFort is a critical part of our success. We at NetFort have an excellent opportunity for a Support Engineer, the role will be based at our headquarters in Galway.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in computer science or related courses
  • Fluent in English
  • Minimum of 2 years experience
  • Technical skills that would be particularly useful:
    • Knowledge of computer security issues
    • Network\computer security education
    • Computer security certification would be an advantage
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Talk to us now:

Contact us at support@netfort.com or call us at +1 (262) 374 3311 or +353 (91) 520 501 in EMEA.

LANGuardian Customer Feedback – Concare IT

LANGuardian Customer Feedback – Concare IT

Straight talking customer feedback

More interesting feedback on our LANGuardian product from a new customer, Concare IT.

Concare IT A/S are focused on providing high quality IT services and CRM solutions, IT outsourcing services, vendor consulting and cloud solutions to international clients.

With over 160 employees located across 6 countries, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy and United Arab Emirates they provide solutions and consultancy for both mid sized businesses and large companies. They have recently purchased our LANGuardian and gave us the following feedback and permission to reuse it with no modifications.

LANGuardian Product Feedback

Q. How did you hear about NetFort Technologies /LANGuardian?

From the Internet.

 

Q. What issue/requirement has the LANGuardian addressed for you?

Network, bandwidth, file shares, users and protocols monitoring.

 

Q. What is you view of the LANGuardian evaluation process?

Functionality, it offers wide spectrum of deep packet inspection and protocols.

 

Q. Did you evaluate any other products as part of the evaluation process if so can you share this information with NetFort?.

Yes, I have already evaluated ManageEngine, PRTG, SolarWinds products.

 

Q. Has the LANGuardian replaced any other product?

No.

 

Q. What is your reason for purchasing the LANGuardian?

Increase security level.

 

Q. How would you describe the LANGuardian?

Easy to install, deploy, manage and in my opinion has really good deep packet inspection engine.

 

Kamil, Systems Administrator

Concare IT

NetFort would like to thank Kamil and Concare for allowing to use this feedback and of course for purchasing the LANGuardian. We always welcome and really appreciate all user feedback, it is absolutely critical to help us develop our messaging and improve our product.

We are delighted to have Concare as a customer, a great validation for us as they have a lot of experience in networking and security across organizations of all sizes in many different countries.  The range of ‘pains’ or use cases the LANGuardian has addressed for Concare are very interesting ‘Network, bandwidth, file shares, users and protocols monitoring’ as is the reason for purchasing ‘Increase security level’.

A user recently described the LANGuardian as ‘The cornerstone of network visibility’ and mentioned that this deeper insight has also increased security. He is not alone, it is important especially these days to have continuous visibility and have it also internally, at the core of the network not just at the edge.

John Brosnan
NetFort CEO

NetFort participate in Croí charity cycle

8 June 2015 NetFort News By: Darragh Delaney
Croí is a Heart & Stroke charity

Croí charity cycle 2015

The 20th Tour de Lough Corrib charity cycle took place on Sunday, June 7th 2015. It is one of the biggest charity cycles in the West of Ireland with all funds raised going to Croí.

Croí is a heart and stroke charity and they support life-saving work in communities throughout the region. Cyclists had a choice of 45KM or 120KM routes through the picturesque setting of Connemara.

Pictured above is NetFort CEO John Brosnan with legendary Irish cyclist Sean Kelly. Sean was one of the most successful road cyclists of the 1980s. From turning professional in 1977 until his retirement in 1994, he won nine monument classics, and 193 professional races in total.

NetFort Newsletter – May 2015

20 May 2015 NetFort News By: Darragh Delaney
NetFort Newsletter

May 2015 newsletter is now available.

Topics covered in this issue include:

  • New customers from Russia and South Africa
  • LANGuardian road-map – What is coming next
  • LANGuardian Microsoft Hyper-V support
  • Recent blog posts
  • NetFort listed as one of the worlds most Innovative Cybersecurity Companies
  • NetFort tips & tricks
  • Receive a $25 Amazon gift voucher – Submit your LANGuardian use case

NetFort Listed as one of World’s Most Innovative Cybersecurity Companies

13 April 2015 NetFort News By: Darragh Delaney
Cybersecurity 500

Cybersecurity 500

Cybersecurity Ventures has published the latest edition of the Cybersecurity 500 list. The list is a global compilation of cybersecurity solutions and service firms worth watching and is based on the recommendations of a range of experts including CISOs, VCs, and security professionals.

Working closely with Netfort customers such as Washington Gas, Department of Treasury, Honda and US Navy has helped us improve the LANGuardian product to simplify continuous monitoring and tracking of network activity and immediate detection of unusual or suspicious activity” says John Brosnan, NetFort CEO.

“Having instant access to interpretable readable data but with the granular detail required for security troubleshooting and forensics is absolutely critical for organizations of all sizes today, not just the large Enterprise.

This type of recognition is especially important and satisfying  for smaller security companies like NetFort. We appreciate the public acknowledgement of our technology from Cybersecurity Ventures and would like to  thank them for our inclusion” says Brosnan.

Four companies from Ireland are mentioned on the Cybersecurity list: NetFort, SpamTitan Technologies, VigiTrust and PixAlert. The Cybersecurity 500 is online at www.Cybersecurity500.com

Getting started with LANGuardian Webinar

19 February 2015 NetFort News By: Darragh Delaney
Getting started with LANGuardian

On Thursday, February 26 2015, at 15:00 GMT, NetFort will host a webinar and demo the basics about getting started with LANGuardian with more confidence and less stress.

What you will learn at the webinar:

  • How to use Dashboards
  • How to use the forensics option on a search page to search for a user
  • How to find out who deleted a file using the file activity search
  • How to get a list of users accessing specific websites
  • How to troubleshoot bandwidth problems

REGISTER HERE

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, fill in the details on the registration form and we will send you on a recording straight to your inbox.

Kind regards, Aisling Brennan

The NetFort Support Team

LANGuardian 12.3 is coming soon! Sneak peek webinar

10 December 2014 NetFort News By: Darragh Delaney

LANGuardian 12.3 sneak peek

We are holding a live webinar, exclusively for our customers next week on Tuesday December 16th at 10:00 BST and a repeat of the same webinar on Thursday December 18th at 15:00 BST.

In advance of the release date, we will be giving a sneak peek of the new customisations functionality, including a Live Demo!

  • Tuesday December 16th at 10:00 BST – Register here
  • Thursday December 18th at 15:00 BST – Register here

Join us at IP-Expo and win a SONOS HIFI System – October 8-9

1 October 2014 NetFort News By: Darragh Delaney

IP-Expo 2014

It has been an interesting few days in the world of IT. From Shellshock to IOS 8 updates there was never a dull moment. If you are interested in learning how you can detect activity like this on your network, check out our latest blog post.

Next week we will be at IP-Expo and you can register free for the event by clicking on the image below.

IPEXPO

Come along to the Kenson stand (GG8) where you can learn how your network traffic can give you unbelievable levels of visibility.

Every one who drops by the stand will be entered into a draw to win a SONOS HIFI System. Just seek out stand GG8 when you arrive.

NetFort selected as a finalist for the Computing Security Awards 2014

17 September 2014 NetFort News By: Darragh Delaney

NetFort, a leading developer of innovative software for monitoring activity on computer networks, has been selected as a finalist for the Computing Security Awards 2014. The Computing Security Awards were set up to recognize the solutions and the solution-providers which have been particularly impressive in the fight against security threats.

You can vote for NetFort here, by selecting “NetFort LANGuardian” under the Network Security Solution of the Year section.

Computing Security Awards 2014