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Quite simply a high profile attack like Snowden would never have happened if UEBA had been in place

- Data protection specialist uses pioneering user behaviour analytics cyber security platform to combat Insider Threat challenge-

London, UK ― 10 October, 2016 — Securonix, an industry leader in security analytics and predictive cyber threat detection, today announced the appointment of data protection specialist, HANDD Business Solutions as its first UK VAR. With around 50% of all security incidents occurring from inside an organisation, an insider attack is a highly likely prospect and early detection is key. HANDD Business Solutions will be integrating the Securonix platform into the detection stage of its Protect, Detect and Respond cycle in order to combat this growing threat.

In order to help businesses better understand insider threats and the strategies to deal with them, Securonix will be holding an event focused on the topic at The British Museum on Tuesday 25 October where Former Deputy Director of the NSA and Advisor to the Board at Securonix, Chris Inglis will be sharing insights as well as his first-hand experience of one of the most talked about insider attacks of all time at the NSA with Edward Snowden.

High profile data breaches have become a common occurrence and serve as a stark reminder of the continuous threat that organisations face to their IT infrastructure from stolen user credentials. The Securonix Platform helps businesses protect their data by using User & Entity Behaviour Analytics (UEBA) technology to analyse and monitor patterns of user behaviour to spot threats, often before they happen.

“In a world where data is always on the move, organisations are under constant threat of a breach to their IT infrastructure. Whilst Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) detects and creates alerts, it doesn’t protect you from trusted employees with privileged access in the way in which UEBA does. Quite simply a high profile attack like Snowden would never have happened if UEBA had been in place,” explains Chris Farrelly, Sales Director, HANDD Business Solutions.

“Our partnership with Securonix is significant in that it greatly strengthens the ‘detect’ and ‘respond’ phase of our solution. Using this artificially intelligent learning platform, we can distinguish between a trusted employee with privileged access and one that has gone rogue. This enables us to alert our clients to any potential threats, and ensure their data is protected throughout its life, wherever it travels,” adds Chris Farrelly.

The Securonix platform uses UEBA to build up a profile by pulling together data such as access activity, peer group analysis, behaviour analytics and more to identify specific patterns of potentially threatening behaviour, providing early warnings of possible cyber-attacks.

"Securonix is the most mature UEBA solution in the global market, however, we have only been active in EMEA presence for a year, during which time we have been looking for proactive, forward thinking value added resellers to help us across the territory,” said Matt Pearson, Channel Director, EMEA and APAC, Securonix. “HANDD Business Solutions ticks all the boxes for us. They have 45% penetration into the FTSE 100, they are professional and like to embrace new and leading edge technology. HANDD Business Solutions are our first VAR in the U.K. and will be instrumental in helping fuel our ambitious growth plans."

For anyone wishing to register for the event on Tuesday 25 October at The British Museum please visit http://www.handd.co.uk/events/understanding-insider-threats/

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About Securonix

Securonix is working to radically transform all areas of data security with actionable security intelligence. Our purpose-built advanced security analytics technology mines, enriches, analyses, scores and visualises customer data into actionable intelligence on the highest risk threats from within and outside their environment. Using signature-less anomaly detection techniques that track users, account and system behaviour, Securonix is able to detect the most advanced data security, insider threats and fraud attacks automatically and accurately. Globally customers are using Securonix to address the most basic and complex needs around advanced persistent threat detection and monitoring, high privileged activity monitoring, enterprise and web fraud detection, application risk monitoring and access risk management. For more information visit www.securonix.com

About HANDD Business Solutions

Established in 2006 HANDD Business Solutions are independent specialists in data protection, providing products from a range of carefully selected industry-leading software providers. Their data protection specialists work with 45% of the FTSE 100 and currently supply solutions to eight of the largest banks in the world. Their in depth knowledge and unmatched expertise makes them a trusted partner in securing the entire journey of a client’s data, from consultancy and technical design, through to installation, training and support. For more information visit www.handd.co.uk

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