Gurucul's Hybrid Behavior Analytics Bridges Cloud, Enterprise Security
Gurucul's CEO explains how link analysis enables better understanding of user behavior and risk across the enterprise and in the cloud.Understanding the security of both enterprise- and cloud-based data is critical to managing risk. That's where Gurucul's new Hybrid Behavior Analytics (HBA) technology is aiming to help, providing visibility and analytics across both cloud and enterprise assets. In the market today many User Behavior Analytics (UBA) vendors are focused on the enterprise side of data, while Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) technology vendors tend to focus just on the cloud applications, according to Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul. "With HBA, we're trying to combine the two worlds of UBA and CASB to provide one view into where risks are," Nayyar told eWEEK. Gurucul's core platform is called Gurucul Risk Analytics, which includes threat, access and cloud analytics technologies. The HBA architecture makes use of both UBA and identity access intelligence (IAI). Nayyar said Gurucul makes use of different big data engines, including Hadoop. On top of that, the HBA architecture uses Gurucul's proprietary data sciences capabilities to provide advanced intelligence. Gurucul has filed for a patent on its hybrid analytics capabilities, Nayyar added.
CASB vendors have been making headway in recent years by offering the promise of cloud visibility for enterprise usage. Gurucul is different in that it is aiming to provide an overall identity context for user behavior, not just cloud behavior, according to Nayyar.