From Packets to Logs to Dashboards Beginning with packets In its most basic form, data travels across the internet in packets — each carrying a maximum of 1,500 bytes — until they reach a pre-determined destination. As packets arrive, the network receiving the data assembles the packets like a puzzle, recreating the message. Today, data transmission involves unprecedented volumes of data at increasing speeds. And with initiatives like the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, new layers of complexity emerge from the ever-widening diversity of communication protocols. Having full visibility of all network data is critical to securing your business and keeping complex systems operational. Incident responders rely on network data as a foundational source of truth to resolve security alerts, but common network data sources either fail to provide the full picture or make storing and searching the full picture too difficult and cost-prohibitive to scale. Without comprehensive and readily-actionable network data provided in real time, it can take incident responders hours or even days to diagnose and resolve a single security alert.