New Security Intelligence Solution, EnCase® Analytics, Unveiled by Guidance Software

Mon May 20, 2013 8:32am EDT

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New Security Intelligence Solution, EnCase® Analytics, Unveiled by Guidance Software

Leverages Big Data to uncover risks and threats that bypass detection-based security solutions

Guidance Software (NASDAQ: GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, today announced EnCase® Analytics, a complete security intelligence solution that leverages endpoint analytics to produce a clear picture of security risk and exposure to unknown threats. EnCase Analytics focuses on the endpoints (end-user devices and servers) – the targets of threats and where they ultimately hide – and assesses risks and threats with a bird’s-eye view of the activity of every endpoint and server, enterprise-wide.

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Organizations are already amassing big data produced daily by their employees and systems. However, they have not been able to efficiently derive actionable security insights from big data because it requires assembling data scientists and cobbling together point solutions. These organizations historically have lacked an end-to-end user-friendly solution that enables employees to derive meaningful insight from the data.

“For those of us on the front-line responsible for catching new, hard-to-detect security threats that bypass the perimeter, time to detection is very important,” said Colby Clark, director of Incident Management for FishNet Security. “EnCase Analytics is a new tool we can leverage to help customers locate these hard-to-spot-threats before they do irreparable damage to the business. It also simplifies comparative analysis across machines to identify malicious anomalies and enumerate emerging threats as they begin spreading throughout an enterprise, so they can be stopped early.”

EnCase Analytics addresses this challenge by delivering a complete security intelligence solution that collects the appropriate data from the enterprise endpoints, assembles it in a security-oriented data structure, and through the use of pre-built and ad-hoc intuitive reports, provides the security analyst with deep insights into lurking threats.

“One of the main goals of big data security analytics is to improve operations and accelerate incident detection/response,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. “Security solutions today are focused on rules, signatures, behaviors and indicators. Yet, in reality, attacks from unknown threats are constantly evolving to successfully bypass these traditional approaches. There is a need for solutions to easily discover changes in the system, trends and patterns, and other anomalous behavior that may expose signs of risks and threats.”

To obtain insights into unknown threats, the traditional approach is to focus on log files or network packets. However, this approach alone is not sufficient to detect the anomalous behavior of new, unknown threats. There is a need to look into the endpoints, both servers and end-user devices, to gain access into the target of the threats.

“Guidance Software has significant expertise at the endpoint with tens of thousands of customers using our solutions for digital investigations, e-discovery and cybersecurity. With EnCase Analytics, we are leveraging this expertise to empower organizations to derive useful insights from the noise that endpoint data produces,” said Victor Limongelli, chief executive officer, Guidance Software, Inc. “Unlike other endpoint security solutions, EnCase Analytics does not rely on signatures, heuristics or indicators, but instead leverages big data analytics to draw useful connections between seemingly unrelated activities in disparate data types.”

EnCase Analytics exposes hard-to-find risks and threats through:

  • Security Intelligence via Complete Endpoint Visibility
    EnCase Analytics leverages data from across all your endpoints from the kernel level instead of trusting a compromised operating system, resulting in a repository of the most reliable and useful data for insights into undetected risks and threats.
  • Proactive Bird’s-eye View into Security Risks and Threats
    EnCase Analytics provides the ability to quickly visualize your enterprise-wide endpoint data from multiple dimensions, regardless of how large or disparate the data sets may be.
  • Intuitive Visual Representations of Data
    EnCase Analytics exposes suspicious patterns, commonalities and anomalies through an interactive visual interface, allowing for ad-hoc analysis to zero in on the threats.

Guidance Software is showcasing EnCase® Analytics at CEIC® 2013 this week, one of the largest international conferences with a focus on the latest developments in cybersecurity, digital investigations and e-discovery, May 19-22, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Visit the CEIC 2013 website for the agenda and more information: http://www.ceicconference.com/.

About Guidance Software, Inc.

Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase® Enterprise platform is used by numerous government agencies, more than 65 percent of the Fortune 100, and more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500, to conduct digital investigations of servers, laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Built on the EnCase Enterprise platform are market-leading electronic discovery and cyber security solutions, EnCase® eDiscovery and EnCase® Cybersecurity, which enable organizations to respond to litigation discovery requests, proactively perform data discovery for compliance purposes, and conduct speedy and thorough security incident response. For more information about Guidance Software, visit www.guidancesoftware.com.

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