Introducing RSA Silver Tail 4.0

A little more than 7 months ago, Silver Tail Systems became a part of EMC and our innovative solution for web session intelligence helped to round out the already-robust RSA enterprise security portfolio. We are incredibly proud of our accomplishments and, as a part of RSA, we have been able to focus our efforts on continued innovation to help customers combat online threats such as business logic abuse and the latest generation of DDoS attacks. Today is particularly exciting for me because we are launching a major update to our RSA Silver Tail web threat detection solution.  The RSA Silver Tail 4.0 solution is designed to leverage the power of Big Data to help security and fraud teams visualize and quickly analyze millions of user web-session activities to identify fraud, security threats and business logic abuse in real-time.

The release is a culmination of 18 months of efforts on two fronts, analytics and user experience. On one front, our analytics team of statisticians, threat researchers, and software engineers has taken our population-based modeling to an entirely new level by building it into a real-time analytics engine, Streaming Analytics. On the second front, we made a large investment in the user interface, employing UX research and visual designers to build a UI that applies successful concepts from consumer UIs to the world of enterprise security software.

We had a significant challenge ahead of us in engineering the RSA Silver Tail 4.0 solution to not only live up to the innovative heritage of Silver Tail Systems, but also to take full advantage of the opportunity to deliver on a global stage — and RSA Silver Tail 4.0 technology hits the mark at every level.

Our goal was to set a new bar for the Web session intelligence market and radically change the way security and fraud teams conduct their jobs. Building on RSA’s focus on risk-based intelligence, RSA Silver Tail technology takes a Big Data approach to combat the most sophisticated online attacks. The intelligent user interface is engineered to include dynamic visualizations that empower investigators to quickly view and analyze the activities of millions of concurrent Web sessions. We designed the new “Incidents” functionality to give security and fraud teams one-click investigation capabilities, as well as efficient visibility into activity on their website. Finally, we’ve added Streaming Analytics — featuring in-memory click-by-click threat scoring — to deliver advanced real-time attack discovery and mitigation.

We are extremely excited to launch RSA Silver Tail 4.0 technology. It’s been an incredible experience for the team to execute on a vision that directly addresses customer feedback and real-world customer needs – like combating the most prevalent and advanced web threats including Denial-of-Service and business logic abuse. As we continue to widen the gap between RSA Silver Tail and potential competitors, we realize that we’re just unearthing the abundant possibilities as we begin to leverage the profound power and reach of RSA and our collective product families.

About the Author: Jason Sloderbeck