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  • Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service): Fluency® Corporation
  • Website: http://www.fluencysecurity.com
  • Company size (employees): 10
  • Country: United States
  • Type of solution: Hybrid
  • Approximate number of users worldwide: 10

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

-Next Generation Incident Response utilizing Big Data Analytics. Fluency provides the ability to take in network flow data as well as multiple log feeds from disparate security solutions. Fluency analyzes, fuses, cross correlates flow & log data. Fluency then further validates the alerts against reputation & validation engines. Resulting in a dramatic reduction in the number of alerts needing analysis as well as providing organizations the ability to maintain the proper security posture with a small team. Examples: **Fluency reduced the number of events needing analysis from 450,000,000 per day to 16 when deployed at a large healthcare provider. **A large insurance/financial services provider deployed Fluency, immediately realized the positive financial impact of not needing to hire an additional 3 security analysts. Fluency provided needed security posture while reducing the workload allowing the existing team to effectively manage.

-Fluency utilizing patent pending Big Data Analytics & incorporating Full Packet Capture provides almost immediate value, fast ROI & improves the security posture of any organization. Fluency's patent pending technology performs at speeds of 2,160x faster than pivots by SIEMs and 161x faster than the most popular big data solutions. This means a query that takes 20 minutes in a relational database (SIEM), will take 90 seconds in a big data solution whereas it only takes 1/2 of a second in Fluency. By removing the penalty of time to the analysts questions, analysts can be interactive, ask and discover. Fast access to data means better security even for the most average of security tasks.

-Fluency is open & integrates with existing deployed security solutions protecting investments organizations have already made.

-Fluency Overview Presentation (including screenshots)
http://www.slideshare.net/CollinMiles/fluency-next-generation-incident-response-utilizing-big-data-analytics-overview

-Fluency Closing the Security Gap Document - Next Generation Incident Response Utilizing Big Data Analytics
http://www.slideshare.net/CollinMiles/fluency-closing-the-security-gap-next-generation-incident-response

Description

Fluency’s vision empowers decisions through a holistic view of the network, fusing the ability to monitor traffic with SIEM-like capability. The approach of SIEMs today is outdated; believing that all the data needed to respond is in the events of security alerts. Fluency leverages big data & packet monitoring to provide more information, not less.

Fluency is a new type of centralized management that integrates like/or with a SIEM utilizing Big Data to provide vision from packet-to-response:

*Packet-to-Alert Visibility
*File Capture Analysis Workflow
*Full Indexed Real-time Fusion & Search

-Time is your greatest asset: A big data infrastructure allows interactive search over an extremely large data set. While traditional SIEM technology is pressed to show fused attributes of a session, Fluency provides it in milliseconds. Fluency cuts the time from hours to seconds, improving response time while lowering analysis costs. This is not because Fluency is managing a smaller data set, just the opposite. Single node servers can handle a billion events a day & can be clustered to handle more.

-Integration empowers perspective: No man is an island; similarly no security product is either. Fluency implements a service bus. It is best described as making remote services object-oriented. It’s a bi-directional protocol exchange that enables clients to expose services to other authenticated nodes. A service bus implements messaging, REST and stream as its arguments, handling the process of the service flow by the service itself. The result is two fold: Faster integration to data sources & consistent service quality as the service object handles the process flow and error response instead of the client.

-Big Data Analytics: Data analytics is critical for reducing cost of security operations dramatically reducing noise & false alerts correlating high-priority alerts across activity providing the big picture.

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