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Two Gurucul Customers Win 2018 CSO50 Awards for User Behavior Analytics Projects

Companies Recognized for Using Security Analytics to Detect and Prevent Insider Threats, Privileged Access Abuse and Data Exfiltration

March 20, 2018 09:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

LOS ANGELES––( BUSINESS WIRE)— Gurucul, a leader in predictive security analytics and intelligence technology for on-premises and the cloud, today announced that for a second consecutive year its customers are honorees of the prestigious 2018 CSO50 Award from IDG’s CSO. This year two Gurucul customers including Infosys were recognized for security projects/initiatives implemented using the Gurucul Risk Analytics platform that have created outstanding business value and thought leadership for their companies.

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Both projects are profiled in the Spring Digital Edition of CSO Magazine: https://images.idgesg.net/assets/2018/02/cso50_2018_digital.pdf

Vishal Salvi, CISO of Infosys accepted the award at the CSO50 Conference + Awards held on February 26-28, 2018, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona.

“Infosys is blazing new information security paths for other companies to follow,” said Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul. “We are extremely pleased that Infosys and our other client were recognized for their work and innovative application of Gurucul’s user and entity behavior analytics technology.”

Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, and its CISO Vishal Salvi were honored for the company’s thought leadership, implementation and operationalization of Gurucul’s Behavior-based Security and Risk Analytics platform as a part of its Global Cyber Defense Center (CDC).

This initiative enabled Infosys to leverage advanced security analytics beyond traditional SIEM policies, to predict and detect unknown threats in their environment as well as reduce false positives and operational overhead with risk-prioritized alerts. It was a significant step forward in protecting the company’s IP as well as customer data, providing a high level of security assurance. As a part of the program’s roadmap, Infosys plans to focus on malware and IoT analytics to detect lateral movement and unidentified threats from end-point infrastructure devices.

“Amid the seemingly constant stream of news-making security breaches, vulnerabilities introduced by new technologies and increased attention from company boards, today’s security leaders have their plates more than full,” said Amy Bennett, executive editor of CSO. “They and their teams are charged not only with protecting their organization’s critical systems and sensitive data, but with driving business results. Our annual CSO50 awards shine a light on projects that enhance an organization’s security posture and also deliver measurable ROI. We are pleased to give them the recognition they deserve.”

About Gurucul Risk Analytics
Gurucul Risk Analytics (GRA) is a multi-use UEBA platform with an open architecture. It supports a choice of big data for scale, can ingest virtually any dataset for desired attributes and includes configurable prepackaged analytics. In addition, Gurucul Studio enables customers to create custom machine learning models to meet unique requirements without coding and minimal data science knowledge. GRA ingests and analyzes huge volumes of data generated when users access and interact with business applications, in both the data center and the cloud, to generate risk scores, identify security threats and prevent data breaches. The Gurucul platform has been successfully deployed by several government agencies and Global Fortune 500 companies.

About the CSO50 Awards
Launched in 2013, the CSO50 Awards recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The CSO50 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders and industry experts. Awards will be presented at the CSO50 Conference + Awards.

About the CSO
CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision-makers leading “business risk management” efforts within their organization. For more than a decade, CSO’s award-winning web site (CSOonline.com), executive conferences, strategic marketing services and research have equipped security decision-makers to mitigate both IT and corporate/physical risk for their organizations and provided opportunities for security vendors looking to reach this audience. To assist CSOs in educating their organizations’ employees on corporate and personal security practices, CSO also produces the quarterly newsletter Security Smart. CSO is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

About Gurucul
Gurucul is a global cyber security company that is changing the way organizations protect their most valuable assets, data and information from insider and external threats both on-premises and in the cloud. Gurucul’s real-time security analytics and intelligence technology combines machine learning behavior profiling with predictive risk-scoring algorithms to predict, prevent and detect breaches. Gurucul technology is used by Global 1000 companies and government agencies to fight cyber fraud, IP theft and account compromise. The company is based in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit http://www.gurucul.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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