Editor's note: Wayne is a friend and a great technologist I have admired for years because of his constant focus on keeping technology focused on outcomes for others. It has been very exciting to watch him and his team bring this new capability to life.-bg
Today we are pleased to announce that Musubu is now General Availability (GA) and ready to protect enterprises large and small. Musubu is an API-based Threat-Intelligence-as-a-Service offering, the culmination of working with some of the largest health networks and security organizations in the United States.
The name Musubu is Japanese for “the point at which things come together in peace and harmony” and reflects the confluence of intelligence sources that are unified into an elegant, cohesive whole. Musubu network models are built on a repository spanning four years which contains over six hundred million events. It represents the synthesis of fifty well-vetted sources from across the globe and integrates over a hundred thousand new security related events and threats each day.
The objective of Musubu is to provide an alternative to organizations being compelled to buy data feeds, build their own threat intelligence repositories, and author their own analytics. Musubu accomplishes all this while providing unparalleled insight into the quality of your network traffic: no other product on the market today offers the depth of analysis that Musubu provides.
So how can your organization benefit from using Musubu?
Provides Insight into Your Network – More than just telling where your outbound traffic is going, Musubu reveals to whom it’s going. Unlike other services and threat aggregators which focus on IP addresses, Musubu increases the scope to include networks and the activity of “near neighbors”, providing an authoritative view of the quality of your network traffic.
Reduces False Positives – One of the most powerful capabilities provided by Musubu is its false positive reduction filtering. Instead of running a single index of “why something is bad”, Musubu provides two indexes: one which is focused on malicious activity and a second focused on potential conditions that may indicate something is not malicious. The result is a 35-50% reduction in false positives and non-actionable results.
Prioritizes Real Threats – Organizations generate a tremendous amount of network information. Even if an organization is diligent about capturing it all, that data is meaningless if it isn’t analyzed. Musubu can quickly cut through the “noise” to help you prioritize real threats on your network. Musubu provides human-readable threat classifications in addition to its scoring: High, Medium, Low, and Nuisance.
Minimizes Security Overhead – Being able to prioritize threats with Musubu means your security staff are spending less time on tedious, routine tasks and more time on the important business of securing your organization. Your most important -- and limited -- asset is skilled human attention. Leveraging Musubu lets you spend that resource in a more intelligent way.
Provides Easily Consumable Data – Musubu presents the results of its RESTful API in JSON format which is technology-agnostic and easily consumed by all major languages and platforms. This allows you to integrate Musubu with existing hardware and systems, providing superior interoperability and ease of automation.
Is a Recognized, Trusted Source - Our government and commercial clients rely on Musubu to protect our nation's most valuable IT assets. Incorporating Musubu into your defensive strategy offers your organization that same trusted protection.
Musubu represents the culmination of R2i’s threat-monitoring and long-term data analysis wrapped into a simple web-based API. Musubu lets you monitor every part of your network with a precision blend of network intelligence and network threat intelligence analytics providing previously unimaginable insight into your network data. If you have question about this article we can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that my views are my own and not that of my team or my clients; I am the CEO/founder of Release 2 Innovation (www.r2i-llc.com) which delivers a variety of products and services across the Computer Network Defense, Network Intelligence and Data Science domains. Follow us on Twitter at @Release2I.
For more visit: www.r2i-llc.com
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