We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

RSA offers Security Analytics as tool for detecting threats

RSA, the security division of EMC, today announced Security Analytics, its tool for real-time analysis of large amounts of data from security and business information to determine if an organization is being attacked, especially by stealthy threats intent on stealing sensitive information.

According to Paul Stamp, director of product marketing, Security Analytics combines technology from RSA's former threat-detection product NetWitness used in conjunction with the RSA security-event and information management product, enVision. The open-source Hadoop database is another component in Security Analytics that companies with massive amounts of data would use for threat-detection purposes.

[Background: IBM Security tool can catch insider threats, fraud]

The RSA announcement comes on the heels of a similar one from IBM related to its IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data tool, which also makes use of Hadoop.

Stamp says RSA's approach in Security Analytics, which is sold as an appliance, is flexible to allow capture of packet data and log information to be analyzed for security purposes. He says it's not mandatory that the RSA SIEM be used other SIEM products would be expected to work in RSA's approach but he advised use of enVision for "better functionality."

The Security Analytics tool starts at $70,000.

Ellen Messmer is senior editor at Network World, an IDG publication and website, where she covers news and technology trends related to information security. Twitter: MessmerE. E-mail: [email protected]

Read more about wide area network in Network World's Wide Area Network section.


IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

Apple's 2014 highlights: the most significant Apple news of 2014

IDG UK Sites

2015 creative trends: 20 leading designers & artists reveal the biggest influences & changes coming)......

IDG UK Sites

Ultimate iOS 8 Tips: 35 awesome and advanced tips for using iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad