Anomaly Detective

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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Prelert
Company size (employees)30
Type of solutionSoftware

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

• Prelert’s use of unsupervised machine learning makes it easy for organizations to detect advanced threat activity in near real time. It never requires human intervention to set rules, thresholds, or add threat signatures to look for, and gets smarter over time.

• Prelert’s technology is broadly applicable and easy for any IT or security pro to deploy. It can be easily applied to any machine data source and can analyze a broad set of data features. As a result it can also be applied beyond security for IT and business operations use cases, improving the value and ROI it brings to an organization.

• Prelert is extremely accurate – it uses complex multi-modal models and can rank anomalies based on severity, rarity and risk. Companies including include CA Technologies, Blue Coat Systems and Alert Logic have chosen to embed Prelert in their security solutions.


Using unsupervised machine learning technology, Prelert analyzes massive amounts of data in near-real time to pinpoint anomalous behavior of humans or machines. This helps security teams find known and unknown threats as they’re occurring, without the need to manually set any rules or thresholds. It reduces false positives while scoring and prioritizing the most important alerts to help security teams cut through the noise and focus on the critical issues. It can link anomalies together based on common entities (such as users, IP addresses or domains) to give IT teams a complete picture and let the data tell the story behind advanced cyber threats. As a result, organizations can act more quickly and effectively to remediate issues before they impact business.

In addition, Prelert brings analytics to where the data resides through integrations with Elasticsearch and Splunk, and an open API that allows enterprise users and developers, cloud service providers and technology vendors to use Prelert in their own products or environments.

Prelert is the only behavioral analytics platform that can be quickly and easily applied to a broad set of use cases, such as user-based security, network security, server security, database security and many others. While other solutions – including those built with supervised machine learning – require highly trained professionals to figure out how to write and modify existing models, Prelert’s use of unsupervised machine learning is more easily and quickly deployed. It’s also smarter. For example, it’s capable of distinguishing normal behavior based on periodicity – such as the time of day or day of the week – and readjusting on its own as behaviors change over time. This means less maintenance by highly trained (and paid) professionals, and less false positives to investigate.