Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Network Security
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Blue Coat Beefs Up Big Data Security with Solera Buy
Blue Coat Beefs Up Big Data Security with Solera Buy

By Jennifer LeClaire
May 22, 2013 9:46AM

    Bookmark and Share
According to Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, "Solera's DeepSee platform leverages real-time inspection of deep packets, meaning that it's able to take a very deep look into very large files and then use real-time analytics to detect malicious code or possible security issues that would cause a security concern for businesses."
 



Blue Coat Systems is expanding into the Big Data security, intelligence and analytics for advanced threat protection space. The company has snapped up Intel-backed Solera Networks. Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.

Specifically, Blue Coat is betting that the Solera DeepSee platform will add strategic capabilities to its product portfolio, paving the way to deliver an end-to-end security solution that spans protection, remediation and governance. The deal is also expected to help Blue Coat give enterprise customers visibility into the content and context of advanced targeted attacks.

"Today's approach to securing the enterprise is missing an essential element -- the ability to defend, react and resolve security issues by efficiently mining a very large dataset of network history to gain previously unavailable insights," said Greg Clark, CEO at Blue Coat Systems. "The future of the industry is moving beyond just blocking malware and stopping targeted attacks to also identifying and resolving the full scope of the attacks in real time."

Leveraging Big Data

Clark went on to say that retrospective capture and analytics are now an essential component of modern security architecture. Charles Kolodgy, research vice president of security at IDC agrees. He said traditional security solutions are becoming obsolete against today's advanced threats, as evidenced by constant stories announcing data breaches.

"Discovery and prevention of emerging threats has become one of the most critical priorities for C-level executives," said Kolodgy. "Bringing together Solera's innovative security analytics capabilities with Blue Coat's comprehensive Web intelligence should allow customers to fully monitor and enforce countermeasures on networks constantly under attack."

Blue Coat currently rates more than 1 billion Web requests per day. When the acquisition closes in about 30 days, the companies plan to work together to leverage the network effect of 75 million users from more than 15,000 customers worldwide, including 86 percent of the Fortune Global 500. The companies expect the merged solution to help enterprises identify and resolve the full scope of advanced threats.

Inspecting Deep Packets

We caught up with Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, to get his take on the deal. He told us Solera's solution can help beef up Blue Coat's technology.

"Solera's DeepSee platform leverages real-time inspection of deep packets, meaning that it's able to take a very deep look into very large files and then use real-time analytics to detect malicious code or possible security issues that would cause a security concern for businesses," King said. "The deal in essence is designed to allow Blue Coat to extend services to its customers to look at ever-larger files and ever-larger volumes of data."

Solera's customers include organizations around the world in many market segments, including the Departments of Energy, Homeland Security and Defense, Hitachi, Qualcomm, Overstock.com, Parsons Corporation and Zions Bank. Solera's DeepSee platform helps them defend against advanced persistent threats and targeted malware attacks.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.


 Network Security
1.   Tor Working To Fix Security Exploit
2.   Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
3.   Dropbox for Business Boosts Security
4.   Hackers Breached StubHub Accounts
5.   Banks Hit by Android-Skirting Malware


advertisement
Android SMS Worm on the Loose
Malware lets bad actors cash in.
Average Rating:
Tor Working To Fix Security Exploit
Bug reportedly reveals ID of users
Average Rating:
New Technology Defeats Privacy Efforts
Study identifies 3 browser techniques.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Researchers Working To Fix Tor Security Exploit
Developers for the Tor privacy browser are scrambling to fix a bug revealed Monday that researchers say could allow hackers, or government surveillance agencies, to track users online.
 
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
 
Dropbox for Business Beefs Up Security
Dropbox is upping its game for business users. The cloud-based storage and sharing company has rolled out new security, search and other features to boost its appeal for businesses.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future
Over the last four years, Microsoft has doubled the number of designers it employs, putting a priority on fashioning devices that work around people's lives -- and that are attractive and cool.
 
Contrary to Report, Lenovo's Staying in Small Windows Tablets
Device maker Lenovo has clarified a report that indicated it is getting out of the small Windows tablet business -- as in the ThinkPad 8 and the 8-inch Miix 2. But the firm said it is not exiting that market.
 
Seagate Unveils Networked Drives for Small Businesses
Seagate is out with five new networked attached storage products aimed at small businesses. The drives are for companies with up to 50 workers, and range in capacity from two to 20 terabytes.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.