Business software giant SAS is planning to launch a new product aimed at helping customers thwart cyberattacks.
The Cary-based company said Monday that SAS Cybersecurity will be available this fall.
SAS Cybsersecurity will analyze billions of network operations daily to uncover abnormalities that suggest security risks such as hackers lurking undetected within the network.
“Hackers’ reconnaissance activities are shrouded within massive amounts of data and are difficult to detect,” Bryan Harris, SAS’s director of research and development for cyberanaltycis at SAS said in a prepared statement. “By harnessing and enriching all this data in real time and applying complex, behavioral analystics, SAS Cybersecurity adds an essential layer of cyberdefense.”
SAS Cybersecurity also will prioritize risks and red flag those that require immediate investigation. With competing products, it’s difficult for users to prioritize risks quickly, Stu Bradley, senior director of security intelligence at SAS, said in an e-mail.
SAS Cybersecurity can be scaled for small businesses or giant corporations, Bradley said.
SAS Cybersecurity was unveiled at the RSA Conference, a forum for IT security professionals, in San Francisco.
SAS customers use SAS business intelligence and analytics software to analyze their operations and predict trends. The company has 13,667 total employees, including 5,377 in Cary.