SOURCE: Balabit, Inc.

Balabit, Inc.

December 09, 2015 04:00 ET

Balabit Wins Computer Technology Review MVP Award

Balabit Blindspotter Real-Time User Behavior Analytics Wins Most Valuable Product for Innovation and Usability

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2015) - Balabit, an IT security innovator specializing in advanced user monitoring technologies announced today that Blindspotter has been selected by Computer Technology Review as winner of an MVP Award recognizing leading technology within the IT security space.

Blindspotter was reviewed and selected for the prestigious publication's 2015 Most Valuable Products list based on criteria such as solution effectiveness, innovation and usability.

"A company's worst nightmare is often lurking inside -- in the form of a sophisticated external attacker or malicious insider. Blindspotter provides user-focused IT security and concentrates on what internal and external users are doing in the system, and that's why they've earned an MVP award from our publication," said Computer Technology Review Editor-in-Chief, Kim Kay. 

Traditional products and techniques utilize some form of pattern-based technology to prevent, detect, and stop attacks. But they can only detect events or attacks that they recognize. Blindspotter doesn't require setting up and maintaining patterns of "known bad" behavior. It doesn't require any additional probes or agents to be deployed, it uses data that is already available and is already being collected. It detects undiscovered threats in real time and minimizes the risk.

Utilizing different machine learning algorithms, Blindspotter detects unusual behavior, anomalies which have been previously unknown. Collecting user related events and user session activity in real-time or near real-time, it then compares each and every action to the corresponding baseline of users and their peers to spot anomalies in their behavior. Once an unusual activity or anomaly is detected, Blindspotter can automatically react. It provides a prioritized list of activities ranking the most interesting/risky activity at the top.

Computer Technology Review is a US-based news portal that has been covering the best of IT, focusing on storage, cloud, virtualization, data protection, security and beyond since 1980.

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™ Suite 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 Behavior 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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