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[February 26, 2013]

Threats Neutralized Here: Narus and Teradata Enhance Offerings for Cyber Defense

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Moscone Center, 2013 RSA Security Conference -- It started out as a low-level DDoS1 alert on the network of a government agency, but turned out to be a systematic DNS2 enumeration originating from a botnet3. Another government body discovered multiple infrastructure policy violations, including unauthorized equipment and applications connected to and running on their networks. This is one of countless surreptitious security breaches that newly enhanced Narus and Teradata cyber security analytics quickly help clients detect and neutralize.

(Logo: Narus, Inc., a leader in big data cyber analytics for cyber security solutions, and Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the database analytics company, today announced enhancements to their cyber intelligence alliance offering. Narus announced its nSystem solution that applies automated machine learning to process 100 percent of network packets to discover, analyze and understand every interaction on a network. nSystem develops rich profiles of every interaction to provide deeper context for faster, more accurate awareness. These capabilities are tailored to the needs of organizations seeking high-performance, machine-learning cyber security solutions that provide the visibility, control and content required to protect critical assets.

"Networks continue to increase in complexity and capacity, challenging organizations to keep their systems fully operational and secure," said Sam Harris, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, Teradata. "The shift to laptops and mobile devices has blurred the borders of networks; rapid proliferation of polymorphic malware has tested the effectiveness of static, signature-based protection; and the continuing swell in network traffic has slowed forensic analysis while driving storage costs skyward. Traditional network security tools alone no longer suffice to maintain acceptable levels of security and operational effectiveness. Narus nSystem in conjunction with Teradata creates a new paradigm for cyber defense technology." Harris added that the offering with Narus can leverage Teradata's new Unified Data Architecture(TM), which uses the complementary value of best-in-class technologies from Teradata, Teradata Aster and open source Apache(TM) Hadoop, to enable users to ask any question, against any data, with any analytic, at any time.

"Teradata provides a single, comprehensive, authoritative environment that integrates information security, cyber security data infrastructure, analytics and reporting," Harris said. "Integration of data gives the chief information security officer deeper, broader visibility to all of the essential material for cyber analysis - at near-real-time speed. This results in better, faster, actionable security information - shrinking the time from detection to remediation - from days and weeks to hours or minutes. Cyber warfare specialists can more proactively defend and protect their complex networks." "In today's hyper-connected world, massive amounts of data enter and leave enterprises at lightning speed," said Prakash Nagpal, senior vice president of product management and marketing, Narus. "Narus' leading big data cyber analytics solutions running on Teradata delivers the technology needed to implement cyber security strategies to address the threats of tomorrow." Today's announcement was made at the RSA Conference, the world's leading information security conference and exposition, where Teradata and Narus are available for meetings in booth #1841.

Relevant News Links -- Check out this new Cyber Security Report: "Big Data Analytics in Cyber Defense" by the Ponemon Institute.

-- See the new Teradata cyber security Infographic: An Overview of Cyber Defense.

-- Teradata UDA Point of View paper: "Data, when exploited, is an effective weapon in combatting cyber security threats." -- Teradata Again Named a Leader in the Latest Gartner Data Warehouse Database Management Systems Magic Quadrant - 2/5/2013 Cybersecurity vocabulary notes -- 1DDOS, or Distributed Denial of Service, is an attack where multiple compromised systems can be infected with a Trojan.

-- 2The Domain Name System (DNS) translates Internet domain and host names to IP addresses. DNS enumeration is the process of locating all the DNS servers and their corresponding records for an organization. Records can can yield information such as usernames, computer names, and IP addresses of potential target systems.

-- 3Botnets are automated software programs that perform tasks on a network with some degree of autonomy About Narus Narus, an independent subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), is a pioneer in cybersecurity and is one of the first companies to apply patented advanced analytics to proactively identify cyber threats from insiders and outside intruders. The innovative Narus nSystem of products and applications is based on the principles of Cyber 3.0, where the semantic Web and cyber intersect. Using incisive intelligence culled from big data analytics, Narus nSystem identifies, predicts and characterizes the most advanced security threats, empowering organizations to better protect their critical assets. Narus counts governments, carriers and enterprises around the world among its growing customer base. The company is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif. To learn more about Narus, please visit

About Teradata Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's leading analytic data solutions company, focused on integrated data warehousing, big data analytics, and business applications. Teradata's innovative products and services deliver data integration and business insight to empower organizations to make the best decisions possible for competitive advantage. Visit for details.

Get to know Teradata:Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: LinkedIn: Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries SOURCE Teradata Corporation NewsItemId=CL66643&Transmission_Id=201302261025PR_NEWS_USPR_____CL66643&DateId=20130226

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