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Fortscale's Enriched Analytics Help Security Teams to Discover Advanced Cyber Attacks, Compromised Users and Suspicious Access to Resources
TEL AVIV, Israel, September 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Fortscale, an Israeli-based Big Data cyber security analytics start-up, today announced that it will unveil Fortscale 1.0 at .conf2013, Splunk's annual worldwide users' conference, being held this week (September 30 - October 3) in Las Vegas. Fortscale's exhibit will showcase a live product demo featuring analytics use cases that pinpoint high-risk user behavior and access activity.
Currently in private beta mode, Fortscale 1.0 enables enterprises to easily run big data analytics for cyber security, regardless of their technical know-how in machine learning or in advanced cyber warfare techniques. These advanced analytics are layered on top of the existing capabilities of Big Data platforms, to provide timely intelligence that can be used by security analysts to discover, investigate and remediate security threats.
Splunk's .conf2013 marks the first time Fortscale has presented its working product in a public forum. Until now, the product has only been available to Fortscale's private beta partners in the US and Israel.
"Splunk is a true pioneer and the leader in the big data ecosystem, and we couldn't have found a more appropriate venue to unveil our breakthrough big data analytics for cyber security," said Idan Tendler, CEO & co-founder of Fortscale. "Based on the results we have seen from our installations, we believe that our advanced security analytics solution gives security analysts an effective toolbox to gain intelligence about malicious or rogue users, discover advanced attacks and investigate potential security breaches."
Fortscale was founded in 2012 by seasoned security entrepreneurs from Israel's high-tech sector, many of whom served in the IDF's Elite Intelligence and Cyber Unit. Its team includes specialists in Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning algorithms and Cyber Warfare experts.
Harnessing the rich cyber intelligence background of its research team, Fortscale's analytics are built to mimic the way an attacker or malicious insider thinks and acts. These analytics make use of machine-learning algorithms that can automatically create risk based profiles of users or entities, allowing them to pinpoint suspicious behavior or discover new patterns in user behavior, without the need for pre-defined rules, heuristics, signatures or thresholds. This is particularly useful in cases where the security team is not sure what to look for.
Tendler explained the product's value proposition: "Fortscale 1.0 is the first product that was specifically designed to address the most severe challenges of cyber security analysts' teams in commercial enterprises. Its main goal is to turn raw data and logs into valuable intelligence that can be used by security analysts and subsequently by the enterprise's management. It is designed to provide the cyber security knowhow required to translate the event and log data collected by Big Data platforms or traditional SIEM systems into risk based prioritized leads and events. Security analysts can use the product to focus their investigation efforts on the 'hot spots' discovered by the system, expediting lead investigation and threat remediation, as well as verification of alerts."
"The combination of our sophisticated cyber security analytics with the capabilities of big data engines offers a unique security analytics toolbox that dramatically improves the security analyst's output," he added.
Fortscale 1.0 is currently available for qualified private beta partners, with product launch planned for the end of 2013.
Fortscale's goal is to enable enterprises to easily run big data analytics for cyber security, regardless of their technical know-how. The company strives to improve cyber security teams' effectiveness by delivering risk-prioritized analysis and visualization of user behavior and access activity. Fortscale's private-beta product is installed and operational in leading organizations in Israel and the US, while commercial launch is planned for late 2013. Founded in 2012, Fortscale is backed by top-tier investors, the Swarth group, and a strong advisory board comprising global organizations' CISOs and world-renowned experts in machine learning algorithms and cyber security. To learn more, please visit http://www.fortscale.com.
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