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Detica unveils CyberReveal big data enterprise security platform

22 Apr 2013
Data security

Security firm BAE Systems Detica has released a big data platform aimed at powering on-premise enterprise security appliances.

The company said that its CyberReveal platform would provide IT security staff with analytics tools which can be used to manage and prioritise security threats and remedies. The system collects threat data from multiple security events and infrastructure.

David Garfield, managing director of cuber security for Detica, said that the aim of the system was to provide security staff with a way to manage what has become an overwhelming load of security information and threats. The result, the company hopes, is a system which makes existing security staff and infrastructure more effective and efficient.

"It is really intended to provide a big data security solution which hopefully provides organisations with better security at a far lower cost," Garfield told V3.

"We took the view that you need a more holistic approach, you need to view this top-down."

The result, said Garfield, was a Hadoop-based system built for industry-standard hardware which can pull security information and analyse security threats through a single management interface.

The CyberReveal appliances are deployed on-site and can be managed by in-house security staff or through Detica's Managed Security Services business.

While big data platforms have been largely pitched as data analytics and business intelligence tools, security vendors have also looked to the platforms as a potential mean for managing and analysing the growing range of security threats facing businesses.

In doing so, Detica believes that CyberReveal will allow firms to better manage and execute security operations while also spotting the signs of a high-impact incident such as an advanced persistent threat (APT) infection or attempt to compromise high-value data.

"It is this notion of being able to provide this single view at lower cost," Garfield explained, "being able to detect these high-impact attacks."

Garfield said that while Detica is currently offering the CyberReveal platform as an on-premise solution for large-scale companies, it is also hoping to eventually launch a cloud service aimed at SMBs.

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Shaun Nichols

Shaun Nichols is the US correspondent for He has been with the company since 2006, originally joining as a news intern at the site's San Francisco offices.

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