SC Lab's Cyber Security Test Names NIKSUN "Best Analytics Tool"

Published on: 10-02-2017

Princeton, NJ - October 2nd, 2017 - NIKSUN® Inc., the world leader in developing real-time and forensics-based cyber security, network performance management, and financial data monitoring solutions, has been rated as the "best analytics tool" in the industry after SC Lab's cyber security group test.

NIKSUN was highlighted for its unique ability to record all data and perform real-time and retroactive analysis on it. According to Dr. Peter Stephenson, Technology Editor of SC Magazine, "The tool alerts on suspicious traffic based on [real-time generated] metadata content, for immediate notifications on policy violations, data exfiltration, malware and cyber attacks and records all data at the highest rates without dropping a single packet, and at the same time, also index all the data in real-time to allow for extremely fast searching. The tool provides robust analytics."

Recently, NIKSUN announced the revolutionary cyber security platform, NikOS Everest, is forming the backbone of the U.S. government infrastructure. NikOS Everest vitally provides a unique way to investigate cyber threats by offering complete context to every incident with just one click.

Crucially, because NIKSUN operates at the highest level of granularity and does not lose any data, every detected and undetected incident is recorded in full. This means that users could have searched in real-time or retroactively and immediately discovered vulnerabilities or data exfiltration like Equifax faced for rapid remediation.

Dr. Stephenson called NIKSUN's solution "A network search engine with the objective of mining such data as metadata and string searches." He continued, "These are remarkably fast given that the searches tend to be across large datasets. For example, using searches across the network for data in a DDoS attack revealed the IP address set for a botnet. The search took just a few seconds."

NIKSUN NikOS Everest makes cyber security intuitive. Users move straight from events, diagrams, and application reconstructions right into the data that caused those incidents, dramatically speeding up incident response. A case study run by one of NIKSUN’s customers demonstrated a 500% increase in cyber security efficiency when using NIKSUN's solution, marking it as the next big thing in the industry.

In addition, SC Lab highlighted the ease-of-use of implementing intelligence into the NIKSUN platform, which the research reported can be done "From a URL, a file or a STIX/TAXII feed." This capability puts NIKSUN at the forefront of the cyber security analytics industry by combining robust world intelligence with total context of every incident.

Read the entire review here or visit SC Magazine's website.

About NIKSUN, Inc.
NIKSUN is the recognized worldwide leader in making the Unknown Known. The company develops a highly scalable array of real-time and forensics-based cyber security and network performance management solutions for government and intelligence agencies, service providers, financial services companies, and large enterprises such as retailers and manufacturers. NIKSUN's award-winning appliances deliver unprecedented flexibility and packet capture power. The company's patented real-time analysis and recording technology is the industry's most comprehensive solution for secure and reliable network infrastructure and services. NIKSUN, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, has sales offices and distributors throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.

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