July 20, 2016 10:00 ET

Niara Recognized on 2016 Emerging Vendors List

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 20, 2016) - Niara, a recognized leader in user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Niara to its 2016 list of Emerging Vendors. This annual list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations. In addition to celebrating these standout companies, the Emerging Vendors list also serves as a valuable resource for solution providers looking to expand their portfolios with cutting-edge technology.

Niara's behavioral analytics platform leverages data from any source within the network and security infrastructure, applying unsupervised and supervised machine learning algorithms, statistical modeling and other analytics techniques to unearth security events that evade traditional solutions. Comprehensive UEBA modules create accurate behavior profiles for users and hosts, all working in unison to build entity risk profiles that identify and link anomalies to pinpoint malicious activity. Niara combines its analytics modules with layered forensics to provide an integrated platform that eliminates the need to pivot across multiple systems, allowing security teams to focus on the threats that matter.

"The select group of companies on our Emerging Vendors list have already made a name for themselves in their short time in the IT community, introducing leading-edge technologies with the potential to transform their segments of the IT market," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "These tech suppliers are quickly making their mark on the industry and are the ones solution providers should watch in 2016."

"Niara's machine learning-based attack detection platform is designed to find exploits that evade signature- and rule-based defenses, enabling organizations to detect attacks before they can do damage," said Sriram Ramachandran, CEO and co-founder, Niara. "We are honored to be named an Emerging Vendor by CRN for the second year in a row. This achievement validates our approach to detect attacks and malicious insiders, and proves our commitment to our partners and customers."

The Emerging Vendors list will be featured in the August 2016 issue of CRN and online at In 2016, Niara has been named a Cool Vendor in the 2016 Cool Vendors in UEBA, Fraud Detection and User Authentication1 report by Gartner, Inc., named a silver winner in the 11th Annual 2016 IT World Awards® in the Insider Threat Detection and Solutions category and a bronze winner in the Startup of the Year - 2013 category. Niara was also selected for the Big 50-2016 report by the Startup 50, named a gold winner of the 2016 Global Excellence Awards® in Companies with Tomorrow's Technology Today category and received the bronze award for the Startup of the Year category.

1Gartner "Cool Vendors in UEBA, Fraud Detection and User Authentication, 2016" by Andrew Walls, Brian Reed, Avivah Litan, Sandy Shen and Craig Lawson, May 2, 2016

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About Niara
Niara's behavioral analytics platform automates the detection of attacks and risky behaviors inside an organization and dramatically reduces the time and skill needed to investigate and respond to security events. The solution applies machine learning algorithms to data from the network and security infrastructure to detect compromised users, entities, and negligent or malicious insiders, reduce the time for incident investigation and response, and speed threat hunting efforts by focusing security teams on the threats that matter. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., the company is backed by NEA, Index Ventures and Venrock. For more information, visit

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