SOURCE: Balabit, Inc.

BalaBit, Inc.

November 11, 2015 13:32 ET

Balabit Announces Availability of Its Contextual Security Intelligence™ Suite

Solution Balances Business Agility With Security Through Integration of Extensive Privileged User Monitoring and Risk Identification Tools

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2015) -  Balabit, a leading provider of contextual security technologies today announced the availability of its Contextual Security Intelligence™ (CSI) Suite. The CSI Suite, launched at Black Hat Europe 2015, brings together the company's leading system and application Log Management, Privileged User Monitoring and User Behavior Analytics tools into an integrated solution that improves IT security by focusing on the context of user activities.

The CSI Suite actively protects organizations from the threats posed by the misuse of high risk and privileged accounts as these offer the highest potential for attack. Through deep understanding of user activities, and the impact of those activities on entities across the enterprise, potential security threats can be discovered before data is breached or destroyed.

"Businesses are drowning in security. In response to increasing attacks, organizations adopt a defensive strategy that relies on a cycle of ever stronger pre-defined security controls" says Zoltán Györkő, CEO at Balabit. "The result is that business is unduly constrained, productivity is reduced and security teams are overwhelmed with alerts and change orders. In many organizations this approach actually weakens security as controls are bypassed and security events go undetected."

Balabit offers a complementary approach. Instead of hand-cuffing privileged users through default-deny and continuous authentication rules, the CSI Suite operates on the principle of trust, but verify. It continuously monitors privileged user activity and gathers data in real-time from across the enterprise on the circumstances surrounding that activity. 

Machine-learning and advanced algorithms are used to maintain a profile of normal user behavior, and to identify anomalies that are potential security threats. In this way previously unknown threats can be prioritized and investigated with deep visibility into the circumstances surrounding the threat.

"Controls based on rules and pre-defined patterns alone cannot prevent today's intelligent attackers" continues Györkő. "Instead, we must equip businesses with the ability to quickly discover, investigate and respond to these threats. Our solutions do this without imposing additional layers of security on individual users. They operate transparently within the existing user workflow."

The CSI Suite includes advanced user interfaces that allow security teams to see the threat landscape at a glance and drill down into the riskiest activities. Forensic level visibility of threats is delivered, including full search and video replay of privileged user activities. 

The CSI Suite is available immediately. For more information, visit https://www.balabit.com. The CSI Suite will be demonstrated at Black Hat Europe 2015, Amsterdam RAI Booth #500, 12-13 November. 

About Balabit
Balabit -- headquartered in Luxembourg -- is a leading provider of contextual security technologies with the mission of preventing data breaches without constraining business. Balabit operates globally through a network of local offices across the United States and Europe together with partners.

Balabit's Contextual Security Intelligence™ strategy protects organizations in real-time from threats posed by the misuse of high risk and privileged accounts. Solutions include reliable system and application Log Management with context enriched data ingestion, Privileged User Monitoring and User Behaviour Analytics. Together they can identify unusual user activities and provide deep visibility into potential threats. Working in conjunction with existing control-based strategies Balabit enables a flexible and people-centric approach to improve security without adding additional barriers to business practices.

Founded in 2000 Balabit has a proven track record including 23 Fortune 100 customers amongst over 1,000,000 corporate users worldwide.

For more information, visit www.balabit.com.

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