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

Leaders in Big Data Cyber Analytics and the World's Smartest Database for Analytics Enhance Cybersecurity Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/13 -- Moscone Center, 2013 RSA Security Conference -- Narus, Inc., a leader in big data cyber analytics for cybersecurity solutions, and Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the database analytics company, today announced enhancements to their cyber intelligence alliance offering. Narus today 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 online interaction to provide deeper context for faster, more accurate awareness of activities on the network. These capabilities are tailored to the needs of organizations seeking high-performance, machine-learning cybersecurity 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, vice president, 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 leverages Teradata's new Unified Data Architecture™, which uses the complementary value of best-in-class technologies from Teradata, Teradata Aster and open source Apache™ Hadoop, to enable users to ask any question, against any data, with any analytic, at any time. Teradata's global customer community includes hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies and government organizations that require real-time insight at the moment when critical decisions can have the biggest impact. Its largest customer can manage up to 100 petabytes of data, accessed by tens of thousands of users, including 50 terabytes of new data per day, while managing trillions of records and processing millions of queries per day. Teradata has a long history of delivering subsecond complex query responses, with more than 20 customers in the multi-petabyte range.

"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 deliver the technology needed to implement cybersecurity 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.

Cybersecurity vocabulary notes

  • (1)DDOS, or Distributed Denial of Service, is an attack where multiple compromised systems can be infected with a Trojan.
  • (2)The 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 yield information such as usernames, computer names, and IP addresses of potential target systems.
  • (3)Botnets are automated software programs that perform tasks on a network with some degree of autonomy

About Narus

Narus, a wholly owned 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.

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