Infosec: IBM has unveiled a new behavioural system analytics tool designed to help companies detect and combat cyber attacks.
The QRadar Network Anomaly Detection appliance is designed to alert companies about suspicious network activity.
The tool can combat the increasingly complex cyber attacks targeting corporate data, IBM director Martin Borrett told V3.
"Its no longer about zero day attacks, now criminals are mounting much more sophisticated attacks," said Borrett.
"QRadar will let companies understand the nature of the attacks and actually know what's going on in real time."
The tool detects the anomalies by scanning for activity that falls outside the network's baseline behaviour.
This includes traffic stemming from countries the company does not operate in, FTP traffic observed in a department that doesn't regularly use FTP services, and applications running on a non-standard port or other unauthorised area.
IBM claimed the tool can also alert companies of outbound abnormalities, where malware has already infected the system and is sending data to sources outside the organisation.
The tool does not, however, offer companies information on the source of the attack, being designed simply to report when the attempt or infection occurred and what it did.
The QRadar tool will be available for purchase this quarter.
Last month, IBM warned that hackers are currently developing new ways to break into companies' networks, in the firm's annual X-Force security report.
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