Generally speaking IT security has revolved around known threats; somebody somewhere identifies a potential security problem, and CISOs scramble to make sure their respective networks are protected against it.
Nowadays, this approach just doesn’t work. The number of devices has increased exponentially; the volume, velocity, and variety of data have increased dramatically; and security managers find themselves needing to dig deeper into the network to protect mission-critical information from advanced targeted attacks.
This explains why a number of companies are embracing the chance to manage and analyze the big data these solutions collect. For many firms, analytics helps assess patterns and gain insights into the security events they are logging, tracking and recording by default. By delving into these data, companies are strengthening their security.
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