RSA Security Analytics leverages big data to address security challenges

 

On 30th January, RSA unveiled RSA Security Analytics – a granular analytics platform designed to help organisations defend their digital assets against today’s most sophisticated internal and external threats.

It has been built upon technology from the acquisition of NetWitness, using its analysis and detection capabilities, plus leveraging the power of big data analytics to create a security platform that will hopefully be the corner stone of next generation security operation centers.

Richard Nichols, regional sales director for UK and Ireland at RSA has said that organisations are facing more attacks than ever before and by using a big data warehouse, these businesses can do advanced analysis in real-time.

RSA Security Analytics gives users one tool for visibility by taking the best of Netwitness and combining it with the RSA envision platform, making it all about log collection and compliance at faster speeds and reduced costs.

This new platform is comprised of a data capture infrastructure and a separate security analytics warehouse. This warehouse itself is Hadoop based and allows companies to store and stage petabytes worth of structured and unstructured data. Security administrators will be able to look at this data from multiple vantage points to uncover threats that would otherwise be very difficult to discover using existing security tools.

Please find the press release here

A number of UK publications have covered the news:

TechWeek Europe: http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/rsa-ibm-lead-big-data-security-intelligence-106073

SC Magazine: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/rsa-combines-siem-with-incident-visibility-to-create-security-analytics/article/278162/

Computerworld UK: http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/security/3423691/rsa-brings-big-data-analytics-security-threat-management/

CIO: http://www.cio.co.uk/news/3423700/rsa-brings-big-data-analytics-security-threat-management/

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