ArcSight Zeroes in on Threats
TruThreat Discovery will use data-mining techniques to identify threats and attacks that typically slip through the nets of firewalls and intrusion detection systems.Hoping to cash in on the current environment of fear surrounding regulatory compliance and the problem of insider compromises, security information management vendor ArcSight Inc. this week is unveiling a new product that employs data-mining techniques to identify threats and attacks that typically slip through the nets of firewalls and intrusion detection systems. "The point is to get the zero-day and low and slow attacks," said Hugh Njemanze, chief technology officer at ArcSight, based in Sunnyvale, Calif. "These are the kinds of techniques used in genetic research and web-traffic analysis."
TruThreat Discovery, which will be sold as an add-on to ArcSight 3.0, trolls through the alerts and alarms set off by a customers various security devices, looking for hidden patterns in the data. The system attempts to find connections between the source of an attack and its ultimate target by looking at the kind of vulnerability the attack exploits and what the attacker does after using the exploit.