Authored on: Aug 26, 2014
The cost of cyber crime across the globe has already grown to $100 billion
annually, not counting the intangible damage to enterprise and government
security. In addition to the data loss and security breach, there is immeasurable,
and sometimes irrevocable, damage to the brand.
Analyzing machine data from firewalls and perimeter devices in real time to thwart - and predict - threats is the only defense for most institutions. However, the amount of data to be stored and analyzed results in prohibitive cost when constrained by the rigidity of proprietary storage platforms.
In addition, the lack of granularity in the machine data analytics available to IT and security administrators results in too much data and not enough information. This puts enterprises at great risk especially considering the regulatory compliance mandates on security.