Gurucul Wins Best Behavior Analytics Platform at SC Awards 2016

UBA Vendor Can Prevent Identity-based Threats including Insider Abuse and Account Compromise both On-Premise and in Cloud Environments

LOS ANGELES – Gurucul, the user behavior analytics and identity access intelligence company, today announced that it was named the Best Behavior Analytics/Enterprise Threat Detection platform in the 2016 SC Awards. Gurucul Risk Analytics (GRA) was selected by a distinguished group of IT security professionals from the SC Magazine readership. Winners were announced last week during the 19th annual SC Awards Gala at RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco.

“Being voted Best Behavior Analytics/Enterprise Threat Detection platform in the SC Awards is an honor and a privilege, since we were selected by a panel of security professionals,” said Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul. “Our ability to detect identity-based threats that appear ‘normal’ to other security tools helps our customers protect against internal and cloud account takeovers as well as insider abuse. Gurucul’s unique combination of identity access intelligence and user behavior analytics uses machine learning anomaly detection, shrinks the attack surface associated with identities and uncovers unknown threats without having to ‘hunt’ for them.”

Identity has become the primary threat surface for data center and cloud apps. Detecting and preventing these attacks, by insiders or outsiders, requires the convergence of Identity Access Intelligence (IAI) and User Behavior Analytics (UBA). Gurucul combines IAI to reduce excess access rights and outliers that open the door to phishing and account compromise attacks, and UBA to perform user profiling and behavior anomaly detection to identify account abuse, hijacking and suspicious activity. The Gurucul GRA platform transforms identity from a poorly managed and often open attack surface to a reduced-risk security perimeter monitored with behavior analytics.

“The Trust Award category is one of the most highly anticipated designations at the SC Awards ceremony because it represents the voice of the people who are really using the products,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. “Gurucul was chosen as the Best Behavior Analytics winner for its ability to meet and exceed the needs of its customers.”

The SC Awards, now in its 19th year, are recognized throughout the security industry as the gold standard of excellence in cybersecurity. With the awards, SC Magazine recognizes the achievements of security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the vigilant work of government, commercial and nonprofit entities. Vendors and service providers which offer a product and/or service for the commercial, government, educational, nonprofit or other industries are eligible for the SC Awards’ Trust Award category.

Gurucul is the only vendor to meet all five use cases and the compliance and fraud qualifications in the Market Guide for User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) recently published by Gartner, Inc.

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About Gurucul

Gurucul is changing the way enterprises protect themselves against insider threats, account hijacking, data exfiltration and external intruders on-premises and in the cloud. The company’s user behavior analytics and identity access intelligence technology uses machine learning anomaly detection and predictive risk scoring algorithms to reduce the attack surface for accounts, unnecessary access rights and privileges, and to identify, predict and prevent breaches. Gurucul technology is used globally by organizations to detect insider threats, cyber fraud, IP theft, external attacks and more. The company is based in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.