Strategy: How Enterprises Can Use Big Data To Improve Security

Jun 27, 2013


Strategy: How Enterprises Can Use Big Data To Improve Security

Enterprises have been leveraging big data tools and technologies to analyze everything from consumer buying patterns to competitors’ product strategies. It was only a matter of time before the security industry took notice at the effectiveness of big data for analyzing complex and varied types of data inputs and sought a way to make it work for today’s security problems. And now, it’s nearly impossible to hear about a new security product without mention of big data.

Security vendors are promising that big data will pick up where security information and event management has failed to meet enterprise needs in keeping up with the overwhelming amount of data and new sources of information that need to be analyzed. The difficulty from a consumer perspective is that it’s nearly impossible to cut through the vendor hype and understand what is meant by big data. And does a vendor’s definition of big data fit with what big data really is?

In this Dark Reading report, we will cover what big data is so you can weed through the buzzword-ridden marketing, clearly see the areas in which traditional SIEM and log management systems are failing, and determine how big data tools and technologies can help turn many disparate sources of information into actionable intelligence. (S7110613)


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