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Before IKANOW, the company’s founders were applying big data analytics to locate IED locations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Speed mattered. If the analytics were not deployed quickly and accurately, people could die. Open source software was the best answer. After the war, they recognized that open source analytics capable of handling big data scale could help organizations answer a lot of difficult questions. The IKANOW Community Edition became the first open source software analytics platform.
This work led to private sector requests to apply IKANOW analytics capabilities to information security challenges. It led to some new questions:
It is apparent that the proprietary bias of security software vendors imposes serious limitations when attempting to apply analytics to identify information security breaches and threats. The closed solutions cannot handle the scale or the need to quickly integrate with a large number of data sources. This means that too often the needle remains hidden in the haystack.
Open source technologies ranging from Hadoop, Logstash and Spark to Elasticsearch, Titan, Mongo, YARN and others are leveraged to meet the scale, accuracy and integration needs of enterprise information security.
IKANOW’s Information Security Analytics can analyze 40TB of data included in 42 thousand records every second. Results come back in just five seconds. An unlimited number of data feeds can be quickly integrated to provide a holistic view of an organizational risk posture for the first time.
Breaches that previously remained hidden are exposed as internal and external data sources are correlated based on even minor data footprints left by threat actors.
Here at IKANOW, we are big fans of MongoDB. It has decent performance, it scales sensibly, and above all its schema-less JSON approach ensures easy integration with a host of other modern technology platforms.
KANOW Information Security Analytics is lightning fast, scalable and extensible because it was built upon open source technologies from the ground up.