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Market Trends: Security Analytics — A New Hope for Security, or Just Hype?

Published: 25 March 2015

ID: G00274263

Analyst(s): Eric Ahlm


Breach detection is top of mind for security buyers; the field of security technologies claiming to find breaches or detect advanced attacks is at an all-time noise level. This research discusses the application of security analytics to discover breaches or solve other common security challenges.

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Market Trend

  • Security Buyers Reacting to Advanced Attacks Though Increased Spending
  • SIEM Technology Well Positioned to Advance Security Analytics Applications
  • User Behavioral Analytics Is Gaining Market Attention but Still Only Scratching the Surface
  • Using Security Analytics as a Security Technology or Service Differentiator Is Yet to Be Defined
  • Markets Adjacent to Security, Such as Fraud Detection, Are Realizing Their Potential to Security Buyers
  • Buyer Trend
    • Analytics Used to Automate Breach Detection Are Positioned to Attract Mass-Market Buyers
  • Technology Trend
    • Security Analytics That Show Risk to an Organization Must Use Transparent Scoring
    • Demand for Contextual Information Used for Security Analysis Will Drive the Market for Security and Nonsecurity Providers to Broker Data
    • "Look Backs" Are a Key Concept for Analytics Systems
    • Innovations in Data Visualization Will Drive Technology Adoption
    • Frameworks for Security Data Sharing Become More Prevalent
    • Machine Learning Is Important for Increased Accuracy

Contrarian View

  • If Large Data Analysis Can't Improve Security Monitoring, Buyers Might Abandon the Method

Vendors to Watch

  • RedOwl Analytics
  • Hexis Cyber Solutions
  • Splunk
  • Lancope
  • Securonix

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