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Can you tell me why using the network as a sensor is a good security move for customers?
As organizations realize that their preventative security controls cannot achieve 100 percent efficacy, they seek to improve their ability to quickly detect and respond to attacks on their systems. A key component of detection is visibility. Because all attacks at some point traverse the network, enabling the network you already have to become a sensor with [Cisco IOS] NetFlow [Cisco's traffic monitoring feature] is a very effective way for organizations to quickly gain complete visibility inside their environment. The value of the network telemetry data can be enhanced with additional context, such as identity data, correlating IP flows with a specific user, enabling more intelligent response.