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Narus, Inc.

June 20, 2011 09:30 ET

Narus and IBM Netezza Partnership Yields Powerful Cyber Security Solution

IBM Netezza User Conference Showcases Narus and IBM Netezza's Comprehensive Solution to Combat Cyber Attacks

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2011) - Narus, Inc., the leader in dynamic network traffic intelligence and analytics, announced today that Narus is an IBM Netezza-certified cyber security solution provider for all IBM Netezza's appliances. Narus has been an IBM Netezza Complementary Technology Partner since 2010. The two companies have started strategically selling together in the federal market. The partnership yields a powerful combined solution, leveraging the unique strengths of both companies' cyber security technology to deliver unmatched protection against today's most sophisticated and malicious cyber attacks. Narus executives will be on hand to walk attendees through this latest innovation at the IBM Netezza 2011 user conference, Enzee Universe.

Advanced persistent threats, zero-day attacks and other sophisticated cyber threats are causing significant disruptions to today's business environment, requiring organizations to evaluate their existing security solutions to determine if they provide adequate protection. Many have concluded that responding quickly to imminent cyber attacks requires maintaining situational awareness of their networks, predicting and detecting anomalous and malicious network traffic, and executing deep-dive forensics on large volumes of data captured over an extended period of time. Until the Narus-IBM Netezza partnership and introduction of a combined cyber security solution, these endeavors were considered nearly impossible.

As complementary technology partners, IBM Netezza and Narus bring to market a collaborative solution that easily meets today's cyber security requirements. With this partnership, the two companies deliver a solution that combines Narus' powerful real-time network traffic monitoring and analytics with IBM Netezza's large-scale data analytics and data warehousing capabilities to identify malicious activities and determine the entire history of the cyber threat. The combined capability enables network and security operators to take appropriate corrective actions quickly, thus drastically improving protection against cyber attacks.

When the output from NarusInsight analytics is stored in an IBM Netezza data warehouse technology, the combined solution enables users to:

  • Conduct quick, efficient and accelerated search or dynamic query through huge volumes of data

  • Take corrective actions quickly by easily digesting and analyzing the large volume of detailed information captured and analyzed by NarusInsight™ on every flow in the network

  • Perform complex forensics analysis on data stored over extended periods of time to address questions such as: "When in the last year did each DNS server in my network appear?" "How many queries did each of them answer?" and "Who talked to each of these DNS servers?"

"Protection of networks and infrastructures is becoming more and more difficult as cyber attacks increase in frequency and stealth. This is where strong partnerships and complementary solutions can level the playing field," said Chee Tan, director of business development, Narus. "Our partnership with Netezza leverages our respective expertise to ensure a unique cyber security solution that will undoubtedly set a high bar in the cyber security industry."

Narus will showcase the new solution in Booth No. 9 at Enzee Universe, the IBM Netezza 2011 user conference, held June 20-22, 2011 at The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston. To register for the event, please visit

About Narus
Narus provides dynamic network traffic intelligence and analytics software that analyzes information on IP traffic and flow data to map the digital DNA (or behavior) of the network in real time.

Through its patented analytics, Narus' carrier-class software detects patterns and anomalies that can predict and identify security issues, misuse of network resources, suspicious or criminal activity, and other events that can compromise the integrity of IP networks. The NarusInsight System is designed to be integrated into a customer's operational environment, strengthening existing security and monitoring systems, while providing total traffic visibility across the network.

NarusInsight protects and manages the largest IP networks around the world and has been deployed with commercial and government installations on five continents. Narus is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with regional offices around the world.

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