On Tuesday, Sunnyvale, CA-based Niara emerged from stealth to reveal details of its security intelligence solution. Niara’s security platform integrates analytics on behavioral data with data-driven forensics to help organizations proactively identify and mitigate threats to cyber security. The Niara platform uses disparate data sources such as logs, flows, packets and alerts to obtain a comprehensive view of a customer’s IT infrastructure to more effectively identify the security breaches or impending malicious activity. Architected with a big data platform capable of ingesting, integrating and analyzing security-related data from multiple sources, Niara can assign threat scores to different entities within an IT infrastructure such as devices, applications or business units as illustrated below:
The graphic demonstrates the Niara platform’s ability to trend threat scores in the context of device and authentication history in ways that enable customers to gauge the significance of the trend in question. Niara’s security analytics on entities allows organizations to swiftly identify areas of vulnerability within an organization. In addition, the platform’s “entity-centric” view allows customers to more effectively understand the inter-relationship between different applications and infrastructure components in ways that enable a more nuanced understanding of the ways in which security threats can metastasize within an enterprise. As shown in the screenshot above, Niara’s security intelligence platform can surround data with a contextual universe that enables customers to more accurately interpret the significance of aberrant data trends and thereby reduce the incidence of false positives. Today’s release builds upon Niara’s finalization of $20M in Series B funding in April and illustrates the depth of innovation within the cloud security space. Niara’s security intelligence solution is available for cloud deployments, hybrid cloud environments and on premise infrastructures.