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IBM Announces Breakthrough with Combination of Security Intelligence and Big Data

January 31
5:02 2013
IBM Announces Breakthrough with Combination of Security Intelligence and Big Data

Advanced attacks, widespread fraud and the pervasive use of social media, mobile and cloud computing are drastically altering the security landscape. As organizations increasingly need to manage Big Data, the way that corporate data needs to be protected is rapidly changing.

To aid in the detection of stealthy threats that can hide in the increasing mounds of data, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data, combining leading security intelligence with big data analytics capabilities for both external cyber security threats and internal risk detection and prevention. IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data provides a comprehensive approach that allows security analysts to extend their analysis well beyond typical security data and to hunt for malicious cyber activity.

This new solution combines real-time correlation for continuous insight, custom analytics across massive structured data (such as security device alerts, operating system logs, DNS transactions and network flows) and unstructured data (such as emails, social media content, full packet information and business transactions), and forensic capabilities for evidence gathering. The combination helps organizations address the most vexing security challenges, including advanced persistent threats, fraud and insider threats.

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is a leading financial services transaction clearing and settlement provider linking funds and carriers with their distribution networks and handling more than 3.6 million securities from 122 countries and territories valued at US$39.5 trillion. DTCC protects the financial markets and systems as a whole, using scale and expertise with advanced data analytics to perfect a more robust, unified infrastructure and promote solutions that systematically reduce risks, amplify operating efficiency and minimize cost for the member firms.

"As the sophistication and technological means of cyber-criminals increase, the financial industry and government need to move to a risk-based framework that incorporates the dynamic nature of the threat landscape," said Mark Clancy, CISO, Managing Director, Technology Risk Management, DTCC. "We need to move from a world where we 'farm' security data and alerts with various prevention and detection tools to a situation where we actively 'hunt' for cyber-attackers in our networks. IBM's Security Intelligence with Big Data solution gives us a practical way to gain visibility across our environment. We're gaining real-time security awareness and meaningful insight into historical activity across years of diverse data."

"Leveraging assets from across IBM, we are on a relentless push to expand the scope of our security intelligence capabilities for clients," said Brendan Hannigan, General Manager of IBM's Security Systems Division. "Our goal is to provide actionable insight into every bit of data, no matter where it resides across the network, and help clients learn from past activity to better secure the future."

For forward-leaning organizations seeking advanced insight into security risks, IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data helps provide unprecedented powers of detection by combining deep security expertise with analytical insights on a massive scale. The solution helps organizations answer questions they could never ask before, by widening the scope of investigation to new data types. By analyzing structured, enriched security data alongside unstructured enterprise data, the IBM solution helps find malicious activity hidden deep in the masses of an organization's data.

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