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Exabeam Announces New Threat Intelligence Service

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Cloud-based offering helps organizations consolidate and analyze threat indicators; included with all Exabeam subscriptions

LAS VEGAS – SPOTLIGHT 18 – Sept. 12, 2018 – Exabeam, the next-gen security management company, today announced Exabeam Threat Intelligence Service, a cloud-based offering that aggregates threat indicators from multiple online sources. The new service will be an integral part of the Exabeam Security Management Platform and available at no additional charge to customers with a current Exabeam subscription.

Exabeam Threat Intelligence Service collects potential indicators of compromise (IoCs), including suspicious IP addresses, blacklisted IP addresses, known phishing URLs, and malicious file signatures. Machine algorithms are then applied to remove false positives and rank each indicator. To do this, the Exabeam Security Management Platform uses behavioral analytics techniques, similar to those used to assess users or devices, to baseline IoCs and gain a more relevant picture of the threats in the environment.

Analysts will be able to leverage the feeds directly in Exabeam products, simplifying the task of understanding the impact of a potential threat and saving time conducting the investigation. The analytics engine in the Exabeam Security Management Platform will automatically match the IoCs to user and device activities to more accurately assess their risk level. Security analysts can use the new service in several ways, including to:

  • Add risk to a session in Exabeam Advanced Analytics when an IoC is involved in a user timeline, such as malware detected on a user’s laptop
  • Automate an investigation playbook in Exabeam Incident Responder using a threat indicator, such as a known phishing URL or webmail IP address
  • Trigger an alert via a rule in Exabeam Data Lake if an indicator of compromise is detected, such as a known endpoint from a TOR network

“Threat intelligence has always been a good idea but hard to use in practice. The problem is that using the intel is a manual process that eats up an analyst’s time,” said Exabeam CEO Nir Polak. “The stumbling block has always been integration into analyst workflows. By making it available at no extra charge, increasing the value using machine learning, and integrating it directly into our platform, we make it simple. No other enterprise SIEM can offer what Exabeam’s new Threat Intelligence Service does.”

“Organizations are failing at early breach detection, with more than 80% of breaches undetected by the breached organization. The situation can be improved with threat intelligence, behavior profiling and effective analytics. SIEM vendors continue to increase their native support for behavior analysis capabilities as well as integrations with third-party technologies, and Gartner customers are increasingly expressing interest in developing use cases based on behavior,” wrote Kelly Kavanagh and Toby Bussa, research analysts at Gartner. Exabeam was recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management.

Delivered from the cloud, Exabeam Threat Intelligence Service can work with any Exabeam deployment, whether on premises, in a public cloud, or hybrid. Centrally managed, the offering adds no overhead to the operations of customers and will benefit from periodic enhancements. Exabeam Threat Intelligence Service is the first of several planned cloud security services that will form an integral part of the Exabeam Security Management Platform.

For more information on the Exabeam Threat Intelligence Service, announced at the company’s inaugural customer conference Spotlight 18, please visit https://www.exabeam.com/product/.

Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, December 4, 2017

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About Exabeam

Exabeam delivers next-generation security management technology that enables organizations to protect their most valuable information. The Exabeam Security Management Platform combines unlimited log data collection, advanced behavioral analytics, and automated incident response, all supported by Exabeam’s patented Smart Timeline technology that uses machine learning to track identity and behavior over time. The company’s recent industry accolades include Forbes Cloud 100, Inc. 500, and SC Awards Europe, among many other distinctions. Exabeam is privately funded by Aspect Ventures, Cisco Investments, Icon Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and well-known security investor Shlomo Kramer. For more information, visit https://www.exabeam.com or follow us on Twitter @exabeam.

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Teradata Accelerates Sasol’s Digitization Journey with Cloud-Based Analytics Architecture

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Company wins prestigious Opti Award for innovative enterprise-ready analytical ecosystem

Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the leading cloud-based data and analytics company, today announced that Sasol, a major international chemicals and energy company, is partnering with Teradata to create a robust analytical ecosystem that supports the company’s vision for creating a data-driven business strategy.

Sasol – which operates in 33 countries with revenue topping $21 billion – began a digitization strategy in 2015 with the goal of enabling the organization to generate, manage and use data-driven insights faster. Sasol’s enterprise information management team worked with Teradata, via the South Africa-based BYTES Technology Group, to define a new data architecture with methods and processes that enable Sasol to construct an enterprise-wide analytics program that reduces costs and improves the customer experience.

“Sasol understands the power of data and the value it can bring to day-to-day operations,” said Marius Brand, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Continuous Improvement at Sasol. “By leveraging Teradata’s expertise, we created an integrated data platform that consists of technology components, processes and methodologies that will enable a self-service environment in which our business units are able to identify intelligence and insights specific to their individual needs. The net result is that Sasol now has an environment that is enterprise-ready, so we can continue on the path of achieving a reliable, agile and extensible analytical enterprise that supports our business needs.”

At the center of this new analytical ecosystem is a cost-effective, sustainable and flexible cloud-based agile data platform. This well-governed, secure data platform supports scalable analytics in the cloud that enable new technical capabilities that include: high concurrency usage; data lab governance to empower analysts to develop their own data views and products; and an open and interoperable environment that is flexible and elastic to meet business demands.

By taking advantage of Teradata’s do-it-yourself deployment option via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, Sasol was able to develop a full analytical ecosystem in just two months, ensuring its team was ready to support multiple corporate initiatives in operations, finance and supply chain. The cloud deployment also gave Sasol the scalability and flexibility it needed for its operational dollars, avoiding a major capital investment.

For its innovative solution, Sasol has been named the winner of the Teradata Opti Award in the prestigious “cloud revolution” category. Sasol was selected for the award by an independent panel of judges for harnessing the power of the cloud to extract new insights that lead to meaningful business outcomes. Johanna Malan, Sasol’s Vice President for Enterprise Information Management and Information Security, will present the company’s solution during Teradata Analytics Universe 2018.

“Digitization is disrupting the oil and gas industry, and Sasol is catapulting to the forefront of this digitization journey by embracing cloud-based analytics at scale,” said Malan. “Sasol understands that the winners of the digital revolution will embrace the power of their data and take the necessary steps to make that data understandable and actionable.”

Future projects could allow Sasol to innovate even further, such as using drones to fly along pipelines to monitor and transmit multiple types of sensor data for algorithms to detect pipeline asset health and monitor equipment inspections. Sasol’s global digitalization program, enabled by Teradata technology, is primed to deliver additional business value, by applying a wide range of data and digital solutions to remain competitive and relevant:

  • Enriching customer experience and supporting market growth by addressing customer pain points and utilizing masses of customer and market data;
  • Improving­­­ decision making and productivity by applying selective business process automation across a wide range of functional areas; and
  • Increasing operational throughput and efficiency through predictive maintenance and energy optimization using vast data points managed through the data ecosystem.

About Sasol

Sasol is a global integrated chemicals and energy company. Through our talented people, we use selected technologies to safely and sustainably source, produce and market chemical and energy products competitively to create superior value for our customers, shareholders and other stakeholders.

ABOUT TERADATA

Teradata transforms how businesses work and people live through the power of data. Teradata leverages all of the data, all of the time, so you can analyze anything, deploy anywhere, and deliver analytics that matter. We call this pervasive data intelligence. And it’s the answer to the complexity, cost, and inadequacy of today’s approach to analytics. Get the answer at teradata.com.

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Live Data Management Platform Rapidly Aggregates and Unifies Varied Data Sources, Offers Tableau Server, Online, and Now Desktop Users Self-Service Analytics and Enables Real-Time Data Visualizations

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas – November 8, 2016 – Treasure Data, a leading cloud platform to make all data connected, current, and easily accessible, today announced full-stack integration with Tableau, adding new support for Tableau Desktop to expand upon its long time support for both Tableau Server and Tableau Online. By rapidly collecting and unifying data from various sources spread out across the enterprise and cloud, Treasure Data’s new Live Business Intelligence (BI) Connector for Tableau empowers business analytics teams to gain faster access and insights from their data sets. Treasure Data will be showcasing its new Live BI Connector at Booth #309 at the Tableau Conference, November 7-11 in Austin, Texas.

More than thirty companies, including Shiseido and MobilityWare, already benefit from the integration of Treasure Data with Tableau. With new Live BI Connector integration for Tableau, Treasure Data helps users gain an even better understanding of customer behavior at the speed of business – pairing intuitive dashboards with a high-powered data processing engine to enable business leaders to spot trends, identify market opportunities, and make data-based decisions with confidence, in real-time.

“It is no secret that the data points any enterprise is currently sitting on are growing exponentially by the day. The companies that are winning in their markets are those that have the know-how and systems in place to empower more of its workforce to make data-based decisions — resulting in faster, more predictable, and positive business outcomes,” said Hiro Yoshikawa, Treasure Data CEO & Founder. “Together with Tableau, we’re helping to unleash the power of analytics to more people — enabling them to access and visualize the data that matters most to their job role, their department, and their company.”

Treasure Data will showcase the new Live BI Connector for Tableau at the 2016 Tableau Conference in Austin, Texas — an event that gathers Tableau experts, partners, and customers to discuss, connect, and learn about data and analytics.

“The full-stack integration of Tableau with Treasure Data provides our mutual customers with the ability to efficiently aggregate and analyze data  to make more informed decisions regarding their business,” said Dan Kogan, Director of Product Marketing at Tableau. “We’re thrilled to partner with Treasure Data to empower our customers to tell powerful stories with data.”

For more information about how Treasure Data’s Live Data Management platform can transform the enterprise, please visit: www.treasuredata.com.

About Treasure Data

Treasure Data is a pioneer of Live Data Management – making all your organization’s data connected, current, and easily accessible to the people and algorithms that drive your business success. With a global customer base including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Pioneer, Subaru, Wish, and Pebble, Treasure Data’s clients generate more than two million events every second and make nearly seven million data queries monthly, resulting in more predictable and profitable business results. Founded in 2011 in Mountain View, California, with offices in Japan and Korea, Treasure Data is backed by Sierra VenturesScale Venture PartnersIT FarmSBIINCJ, Bill Tai, and Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures, among others. For more information, visit www.treasuredata.com.

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Flytxt launches Robo-X, the Artificial Intelligence companion for marketers

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  • AI decisions throughout customer engagement cycle – from planning and execution to measurement and optimization

Dubai: Flytxt today announced the launch of Robo-X, a first-of-its-kind Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Customer Engagement, which harnesses AI and Machine Learning to produce better marketing outcomes.

Robo-X is an AI designed to work alongside marketers –¬ whether that’s identifying new upsell and cross-sell opportunities, discovering insightful patterns, advising on offers and campaigns or assessing performance and indicating areas for improvement. It uses Flytxt’s proprietary AI platform and machine learning algorithms to discover important relations between consumers, products, offers, channels and competitive environment and how they impact business outcomes.

The automated and timely decision-making power of Robo-X exponentially increases the agility and scale of marketing, allowing even a less experienced marketer to become highly effective in maximizing the value of each customer interaction.

Robo-X is available as an add-on module to the company’s market-leading, flagship product NEON-dX, which is already delivering 2-7% uplift on net revenue for more than 100 clients of Flytxt around the world, including 60-plus telecoms operators. Through its proven packaged analytical models and dashboards for driving omni-channel digital engagement, NEON-dX allows enterprises to learn individual customer behavior and harness this data when creating campaigns.

Dr Vinod Vasudevan, CEO of Flytxt, said: “Robo-X is one example of how society is witnessing the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The powerful amalgamation of technologies, such as Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, is influencing so many aspects of our lives – both personally and professionally.

“Robo-X is an AI that can take marketing decisions on its own. As an intelligent companion for marketers, it will act as a force multiplier, increasing uplifts in revenue through campaigns run on NEON-dX.

“NEON-dX already offers a unique competitive advantage to some of the biggest companies around the world in some of the most innovative sectors, such as telecoms, financial services and travel. With the addition of Robo-X, marketers can now harness the power of artificial intelligence to create personalized customer interactions with a level of precision and scale that is beyond human capability, whether they are veterans of the industry or just beginners.”

Robo-X comes with powerful features such as:

Campaign Construction Advice: Robo-X uses AI to help marketers construct their program. The advisor function analyzes data from previous campaigns then makes suggestions to the marketer as they are building the campaign. For example, if it is an offer, Robo-X will leverage what it has learned in the past to advise on parameters such as demographics, geographies, and even the price.

Live Campaign Optimization: Robo-X continuously observes and benchmarks campaigns while they are running and prescribes corrective actions that will increase their impact. Such prescriptions help marketers to immediately respond and improve underperforming campaigns and scale up those that are doing well, increasing the overall outcome.

vAutomated Performance Guidance: Robo-X rates the performance of each individual campaign against the others as well as discovers reasons why some are successful, and others are not. Robo-X acts a trusted guide for the marketer, pointing out what is going well and what is not along with the reasons why, prioritizing and focusing the attention of the marketer on elements that will drive better business outcomes.

vMachine Learned Personalization: Robo-X creates personalized interactions to maximize the positive response from each customer using machine learning and optimization based on dynamic customer behavior, business strategy and customer context, as well as the feedback from each interaction. For instance, it creates personalized up sell and cross sell offers that best suit the expectations of the customer and strategy of the enterprise, continuously learning to adapt and improve itself.

The launch of Robo-X coincides with Flytxt’s 10th anniversary. Today, the company is one of the leading suppliers of AI, Machine Learning and Data Analytics solutions for customer engagement to telecom enterprises. Robo-X is based on more than 20 patented technologies developed over several years of research in association with IIT, Delhi, and TNO in the Netherlands.

Flytxt’s client base consists of more than 100 businesses across a global network of 50 countries, including more than 60 communications service providers, such as Vodafone, MTN, America Movil, Viettel, Airtel, and Zain Group.
Dr Vasudevan said: “So much of our success is due to delivering measurable returns for our clients, who see the impact almost immediately after taking up NEON-dX.

“Our next generation software is already being used by the world’s leading data-intensive businesses. We expect more growth now with firms in more sectors realizing the impact that the powerful combination of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Marketing Automation can have on their revenue.”

Flytxt, backed by leading technology investors from Germany and The Netherlands, expects to grow its business by 10 times over the next 5 years, investing USD 50 million through a combination of debt and equity.

The company’s headquarters is in The Netherlands, corporate offices in the United Arab Emirates and development facilities in India.

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