Threats Neutralized Here: Narus and Teradata Enhance Offerings for Cyber Defense

Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:25am EST

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Leaders in big data cyber analytics and the world's smartest database for
analytics enhance cyber security solutions

SAN FRANCISCO,  Feb. 26, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Moscone Center, 2013 RSA Security
Conference -- It started out as a low-level DDoS1  alert on the network of a
government agency, but turned out to be a systematic DNS2  enumeration
originating from a botnet3. Another government body discovered multiple
infrastructure policy violations, including unauthorized equipment and
applications connected to and running on their networks. This is one of
countless surreptitious security breaches that newly enhanced Narus and Teradata
cyber security analytics quickly help clients detect and neutralize.  


Narus, Inc., a leader in big data cyber analytics for cyber security solutions,
and  Teradata  (NYSE:  TDC), the database analytics company, today announced
enhancements to their cyber intelligence alliance offering. Narus announced its
nSystem solution that applies automated machine learning to process 100 percent
of network packets to discover, analyze and understand every interaction on a
network. nSystem develops rich profiles of every interaction to provide deeper
context for faster, more accurate awareness. These capabilities are tailored to
the needs of organizations seeking high-performance, machine-learning cyber
security solutions that provide the visibility, control and content required to
protect critical assets.

"Networks continue to increase in complexity and capacity, challenging
organizations to keep their systems fully operational and secure," said  Sam
Harris, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, Teradata. "The shift to laptops
and mobile devices has blurred the borders of networks; rapid proliferation of
polymorphic malware has tested the effectiveness of static, signature-based
protection; and the continuing swell in network traffic has slowed forensic
analysis while driving storage costs skyward. Traditional network security tools
alone no longer suffice to maintain acceptable levels of security and
operational effectiveness. Narus nSystem  in conjunction with Teradata  creates
a new paradigm for cyber defense technology."

Harris added that the offering with Narus can leverage Teradata's new  Unified
Data Architecture,  which uses the complementary value of best-in-class
technologies from Teradata, Teradata Aster and open source Apache Hadoop, to
enable users to ask any question, against any data, with any analytic, at any

"Teradata provides a single, comprehensive, authoritative environment that
integrates information security, cyber security data infrastructure, analytics
and reporting," Harris said. "Integration of data gives the chief information
security officer deeper, broader visibility to all of the essential material for
cyber analysis - at near-real-time speed.  This results in better, faster,
actionable security information - shrinking the time from detection to
remediation - from days and weeks to hours or minutes. Cyber warfare specialists
can more proactively defend and protect their complex networks."

"In today's hyper-connected world, massive amounts of data enter and leave
enterprises at lightning speed," said  Prakash Nagpal, senior vice president of
product management and marketing, Narus. "Narus' leading big data cyber
analytics solutions running on Teradata delivers the technology needed to
implement cyber security strategies to address the threats of tomorrow."

Today's announcement was made at the RSA Conference, the world's leading
information security conference and exposition, where Teradata and Narus are
available for meetings in booth #1841.

Relevant News Links

* Check out this new Cyber Security Report:  "Big Data Analytics in Cyber
Defense" by the Ponemon Institute.
* See the new Teradata cyber security Infographic:  An Overview of Cyber
* Teradata UDA Point of View paper: "Data, when exploited, is an effective
weapon in combatting cyber security threats."  
* Teradata Again Named a Leader in the  Latest Gartner Data Warehouse Database
Management Systems Magic Quadrant  -  2/5/2013

Cybersecurity vocabulary notes

* 1DDOS, or Distributed Denial of Service, is an attack where multiple
compromised systems can be infected with a Trojan.  
* 2The Domain Name System  (DNS) translates Internet domain and host names to IP
addresses. DNS enumeration is the process of locating all the DNS servers and
their corresponding records for an organization. Records can can yield
information such as usernames, computer names, and IP addresses of potential
target systems.  
* 3Botnets  are automated software programs that perform tasks on a network with
some degree of autonomy

About Narus

Narus, an independent subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), is a pioneer
in cybersecurity and is one of the first companies to apply patented advanced
analytics to proactively identify cyber threats from insiders and outside
intruders. The innovative Narus nSystem of products and applications is based on
the principles of Cyber 3.0, where the semantic Web and cyber intersect. Using
incisive intelligence culled from big data analytics, Narus nSystem identifies,
predicts and characterizes the most advanced security threats, empowering
organizations to better protect their critical assets. Narus counts governments,
carriers and enterprises around the world among its growing customer base. The
company is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, in  Sunnyvale, Calif.  To learn
more about Narus, please visit

About Teradata

Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's leading analytic data solutions
company, focused on integrated data warehousing, big data analytics, and
business applications. Teradata's innovative products and services deliver data
integration and business insight to empower organizations to make the best
decisions possible for competitive advantage. Visit for details.

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Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in  the
United States  and other countries


SOURCE  Teradata Corporation

Mike O'Sullivan, Teradata Corporation, +1-937-242-4786,; or Brigit Valencia, BOCA Communications,

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