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Navy unifies its monitoring networks

The U.S. Navy has put its Naval Network Warfare Command in charge of monitoring the Navy’s hundreds of different networks used by more than 400,000 personnel around the world in order to detect security violations. Based in Norfolk, Va., the Netwarcom command group was established by the Navy just over a year ago to coordinate its IT operations and to support the concept of one naval network, with Vice Admiral Dick Mayo as commander. In its new role of monitoring Navy networks for security purposes, Netwarcom is installing monitoring equipment from Securify that attaches to switches at the edge or inside hundreds of Navy networks. This will involve hundreds of separate Navy networks, including those at the Naval Supply Command, the fast-growing Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), legacy networks being phased out in favor of NMCI, and the terrestrial and satellite-based network known as Information Technology 21 to reach ships at sea. Full Story

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