Balabit announces general availability of Blindspotter; advanced monitoring to identify suspicious user activity

9 July 2015 London Balabit, an IT security innovator specialising in advanced user monitoring technologies, today announced that its next-generation IT security tool, Blindspotter, is now generally available. Blindspotter is a real-time, user behaviour analytics (UBA) tool that analyses user activities and identifies suspicious events occurring throughout IT systems. It is designed to help organisations mitigate the impact of advanced persistent threats (APTs) or identify malicious internal activity and to speed up the investigation process of any suspicious activity.

Blindspotter tracks and visualises user activity in real-time to provide organisations with a better understanding of what is really happening on the network. The solution works by collecting and analysing user-related events and user session activity in real-time or near real-time. It then compares every action to the corresponding baseline of users and their peers to spot anomalies in their behaviour – such as an administrator logging in outside of their normal hours. Blindspotter is even capable of detecting abnormality on the level of issued commands. This means that, if a system administrator uses a command that is different from the generally used command set, Blindspotter will alert the security team. Once this has been detected, Blindspotter can automatically react to minimise the impact of any threat.

It is designed to meet today’s key security challenges and alert organisations to key threats, for example:

Commenting on the release of Blindspotter Zoltán Györkő, CEO of Balabit said:

“The reality for most organisations is that security threats already lurk inside their perimeter, whether it’s a sophisticated external attacker who has gained access to an internal account or a malicious insider attempting to steal data.

In the past, spotting attacks from within the perimeter has been notoriously difficult. Blindspotter is designed to close this security gap, and protect critical data, without slowing down a business’s day to day operations.”

 

Login time probability of a user on the weekend. The graph shows that the current login time is very unusual.

Login time probability of a user on the weekend. The graph shows that the current login time is very unusual.

Number of executed activities per hour of a user. The unusually high number of activities can be the mark of a deviation.

Number of executed activities per hour of a user. The unusually high number of activities can be the mark of a deviation.

Main dashboard of Blindspotter highlighting the most important activities from a security point of view. Activities with higher scoring are more important than activities with lower scoring.

Main dashboard of Blindspotter highlighting the most important activities from a security point of view. Activities with higher scoring are more important than activities with lower scoring.

About Balabit
Balabit – headquartered in Luxembourg – is a European IT security innovator and a leading provider of advanced user monitoring technologies. It has sales offices in BeNeLux, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, and partners in more than 40 countries.  Its main development centers are located in Hungary. Balabit has customers all over the world, including 23 Fortune 100 companies.
Balabit’s new IT security concept – Contextual Security Intelligence (eCSI) – enables companies to use real-time analyzed monitoring information in security decisions, to increase business efficiency instead of over-controlling their users. Balabit’s eCSI product portfolio uniquely covers key IT security needs including reliable Log Management, Privileged User Monitoring and User Behavior Analytics.
Balabit, founded in 2000, has long track record as the developer of syslog-ng, the most popular open source log management tool with more than a million corporate users worldwide. For more information, visit www.balabit.com.