News: Vulnerability searches to take 30 seconds rather than two weeks.
BT’s Assure Cyber is going down the big data route with analytics from Pentaho.
The service is embedding Pentaho’s big data integration and analytics platform as part of a global OEM agreement between the two companies.
The purpose of the service is to address the detection and active migration of sustained security threats and, with the addition of Pentaho, the service can rake in vast amounts of data to have a more effective cyber defence.
This will work by feeding data from all sources of data that a company uses into a data lake from Pentaho, where complete searches can be carried out across all data.
The company told CBR that searches can now take 30 seconds instead of two weeks, meaning that vulnerabilities can be identified and remedied much faster.
Assure Cyber can bring together event data and telemetry from a variety of different systems, with the platform from Pentaho capable of harvesting insights from the relational and unstructured data.
Paul Scholey, VP EMEA & APAC, Pentaho, told CBR: "It can be deployed on-premise or cloud, typically we do what the customer wants."
Scholey went on to highlight the key requirement of flexibility and agility required from the platform.
The flexibility element is particularly important as it is necessary to adapt to what each customer of Assure Cyber requires and what data the platform needs to connect to.
Automation will be an important element of Pentaho’s work, particularly in using metadata to automate the workflow, helping to make sure that standardised and repeatable.
Scholey, said: "Crucially, since cybercrime continually evolves, it’s essential that Assure Cyber is built on an open standards, future-proof platform like Pentaho that can integrate whatever new data types and tools BT may need to introduce into its reference architecture over time."