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Exabeam Adds Ransomware Detection Capabilities to its Security Intelligence Platform

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exby Angela Guess

According to a new article out of the company, “Exabeam, the leader in user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) for security, today announced Exabeam Analytics for Ransomware, a new application designed for early detection of ransomware, one of the most pressing security threats in 2016. With this new application, Exabeam can provide significant early detection across the corporate network, in the absence of third party security controls. Unlike other security products, Exabeam can detect ransomware movement and activity in the network, the servers, workstations, BYOD devices, and cloud services.”

The article continues, “In April of this year, the DHS released a report indicating that the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) had received 321 reports of ransomware-related activity affecting 29 different federal agencies since June 2015. In the same month, HIMSS Analytics released survey results indicating that half of the U.S. hospitals surveyed had been hit by ransomware. Another 25% indicated that they had no way of knowing if ransomware had penetrated their networks.”

Nir Polak, CEO of Exabeam, commented, “Ask any CISO about their biggest challenge today, and ransomware will almost certainly be the response. It’s bypassing security tools and overwhelming already-overburdened security analysts. Exabeam Analytics for Ransomware addresses both detection and response, bringing relief to stressed security departments. As the Internet of Things grows, the ability to monitor entity (i.e. machine) behavior becomes critical to IT security and this is our newest entry in that market.”

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