Network Analytics Provider Corvil Adds Security with iSIGHT
Corvil takes iSIGHT's threat intelligence into its real-time data analytics engine, then streams event hits into Splunk or ArcSight to paint a true picture of security risks.Network data analytics provider Corvil announced an international deal Aug. 18 with iSIGHT Partners, a provider of real-time cyber-threat intelligence for global enterprises, to create a partnership to offer a new security package for joint customers. Dublin, Ireland-based Corvil makes an appliance that passively taps into network data and automatically discovers, decodes and reconstructs all details of application and business data flows. However, it did not have an internal security component until it combined with Dallas-based iSIGHT; previous deployments had relied on customers' existing security systems. "This is Corvil's first entree into providing security analytics," CEO Donal Byrne told eWEEK. "We're adding tight integration into the security space. We're motivated by a gap we and our customers see in the marketplace. There were security teams within the big banks, in particular, who were keen to get access to our data and leverage it for more real-time analytics in the security domain. "So to integrate threat intelligence in (to the Corvil platform) became a pretty big item. We were fortunate to share a common vision with iSIGHT Partners on both the opportunity and what was needed."
Corvil takes iSIGHT's threat intelligence into its real-time data analytics engine, and then "streams event hits into a SIM (security information management) platform like Splunk or ArcSight, so you end up with a fairly comprehensive solution for the SOC (security operations center)," Byrne said.