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EMA Ranks Top Network-Based Security Analytics Solutions


New EMA Radar™ Report evaluates 12 solutions against five major categories supported by over 130 key performance indicators

BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) July 31, 2018

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced the release of its newest EMA Radar Report titled, "EMA Radar™ for Network-Based Security Analytics Solutions." Created to assist IT professionals in selecting the right network-based security analytics products, EMA identified the leading vendors in this space based on key criteria defined by David Monahan, managing research director covering risk and security management at EMA. Paula Musich, research director covering risk and security management at EMA, was a key contributor to the report.

Cybersecurity is a fast-paced, dynamic area. Attackers are developing new and innovative attack methods and combining them with older vectors to create nearly infinite methods of attack. With these threats, the speed of detection and mitigation have never been more important.

This need for speed has been an impetus for innovators to identify and respond to security incidents faster. One of the primary challenges is being able to wade through the incessant and overwhelming noise of alerts, and reduce them to a workable volume of real problems that can be clearly defined and addressed quickly.

Over the past several years, numerous startup companies were established to address the gap in analytics and visibility of real issues in the sea of alerts. Security analytics solutions were initially designed to perform one or more of three primary types of security-focused analytics: User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA), Anomaly Detection, and Predictive Analytics. Since their inception, much of these analytics have merged, leaving only a thin line between combined UEBA/Anomaly Detection and Predictive Analytics.

"Security analytics are crucial for improving security operations," said Monahan. "The solutions covered in this new EMA Radar Report increase visibility into security-related events and reduce overall workload for operations, saving time and effort."

This report is the second of a two-part series. Part one, "EMA Radar for Log-Based Security Analytics: Q2 2018," delved into the platforms, solutions, and products supplying log-based security analytics for the express purpose of providing them with fewer actionable alerts without the side effects that can filter out alerts on actual threat activity.

This second report focuses on vendors that use network information, such as net flows, deep packet inspection, and forensic packet analysis, to gather telemetry. This report evaluates vendors across five major categories supported by over 130 KPIs. EMA evaluated and scored each vendor under the same documented criteria. Each participating vendor has a profile that outlines their solution, its strengths and weaknesses, and its performance ratings compared to the other vendors evaluated. It also documents key decision-making factors important to the buying process and ultimately depicts the vendors' relationship to each other based on value vs. functionality.

A detailed, comparative study of the following solutions is provided in the report:

  • Awake Security
  • Balbix
  • Cisco
  • Corvil
  • ExtraHop
  • HPE Aruba
  • Preempt
  • ProtectWise
  • RedLock
  • SS8
  • Vectra Networks
  • Versive

The "EMA Radar™ for Network-Based Security Analytics Solutions" is available online.

About the EMA Radar Report
The EMA Radar Report delivers an in-depth analysis of industry-leading vendors and vendor products, including their overall market position in comparison with other vendors. This information is laid out in an easy-to-decipher, detailed Radar Chart, making it simple to see how vendors measure up in the market, as well as against other vendors. The EMA Radar report also provides a detailed discussion of methodology and criteria, a high-level market segment overview, and a comprehensive analyst write-up on each vendor.

About Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
Founded in 1996, EMA is a leading industry analyst firm that specializes in providing deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals, and IT vendors at

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