Splunk Acquires Caspida for Better Threat Detection Solutions

By CIOReview | Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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FRANCISCO, CA: Splunk, a provider of software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence undertakes Caspida, a provider of machine learning and behavioral analytics to unify class breach response with breach detection.

Splunk customers through this acquisition will enjoy behavioral analytics to help detect, respond to and mitigate security threats, delivering a comprehensive security analytics solution. “With Caspida, Splunk accelerates its focus on solving advanced threats - both external and from insiders - by shining a light on those who are wrongfully using valid credentials to freely and unpredictably exploit systems they have accessed,” says Haiyan Song, Senior Vice President of Security Markets, Splunk.

Some of the Key highlights of this acquisition include detection of advanced, hidden and insider threats using data science, improved threat detection with targeted incident response and enhancement in System-on-a-Chip (SOC) efficiency.

These capabilities will aid continuous threat and anomaly detection that applies multi-domain analysis using machine learning, uncovers hidden breaches and new attacks out-of-the-box without extensive customization, detects multi-domain (user, device and traffic applications) anomalies and streamlines threat review and incident resolution, scores and highlights the most important threats and anomalies to minimize alert fatigue and detects and provides insights on threats and suspicious activities to complement and extend threat intelligence.

 “By analyzing machine data and using data science to detect meaningful anomalous behavior of users, devices and entities, Caspida has solved a problem that previously required significant manpower and expensive, do-it-yourself toolsets,” explains Muddu Sudhakar, CEO, Caspida.