Network security company Cyberoam has introduced User Threat Quotient (UTQ) to help IT security managers identify risky user behaviour on their networks in Africa
Abhilash Sonwane, senior vice-president for products and technology at Cyberoam, said that UTQ will harness information derived out of user's web traffic to determine risky users that pose security or legal risks.
Sonwane added, “The solution is expected to analyse a large quantity of data, so that security managers can preempt and mitigate threats caused by end users. Enterprise networks generate lots of data with ample clues into user-triggered events, but the information remains incomprehensible and correlating data from various logs and reports takes time and special skills and is subject to the risk of human oversight.”
According to the company, UTQ will study the web behavior of users by analysing massive data of allowed and denied web traffic for web categories like IP address, P2P, phishing and fraud and more that pose security and legal risks.
“Many organisations and security managers are leveraging big data analytics tools to capture early signs of specific user actions or network event patterns that may hint at a possible ongoing attack or anomaly. Most security teams struggle with timely detection of risk-prone user behaviour since they remain devoid of required actionable security data,” noted Sonwane.
The company said that the benefits of UTQ include spotting risky users based on their web behaviour at a glance without manual efforts and removing the complexity of analysing large volumes of network logs.