SS8 makes enterprise version of traffic-analysis platform designed for intelligence agencies

SS8 built its network traffic-inspection and analysis platform as a tool for intelligence agencies to discover communications among criminals and terrorists but now has scaled it back for enterprises to stop data breaches.

Called BreachDetect, the business-sized software gathers highly detailed network traffic data that discovers application flows and the activity of individual machines and analyzes them to find anomalies that indicate foul play.

The platform also stores the information it collects so it can be analyzed over and over as new threat indicators are identified. That way corporate security pros can discover threats that may have been lurking undetected for months and figure out when and how they got there, SS8 says.

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Network World Tim Greene