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Kaspersky Lab, the world’s largest privately owned cybersecurity company and big data analytics innovator SynerScope have today announced a partnership which is set to shape the future of cybersecurity, law enforcement and intelligence services.
The two companies will work together to build a unique and innovative offering in the fight against fraud and financially based cybercrime, combining Kaspersky Lab’s powerful Fraud Prevention solutions with SynerScope’s ultra-fast big data analytics technologies.
CEO of SynerScope, Jan-Kees Buenen, says the partnership will provide cybersecurity solutions, crisis response and anti-fraud technologies to banks, financials firms, government, and law enforcement agencies at a speed and scale not previously available.
“Together, Kaspersky Lab and SynerScope provide a unique sharable interface on cyber data that has tremendous potential,” Buenen said.
“With our technology, we can take structured and unstructured data from malware, phishing, spam, texting, social media and digital images and reveal a clearer picture of cyberthreats faced by organisations. This is achieved by running the data through ultra-fast appliances using Dell, IBM and Nvidia components which drastically increase the volume of data that can be brought into scope. In turn, this enables security experts to better understand and make better decisions on how to thwart imminent attacks.”
“The future of understanding malware, threats, intrusion and abnormal behaviours lies in data science technologies, ultrafast predictive analytics and machine learning. Together with Kaspersky Lab, we can take cybersecurity to a new frontier.”
Alex Moiseev, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Europe said he sees great potential in his company’s partnership with SynerScope.
“Not only do we see an immediate opportunity to combine our technologies and create an offering of genuine value that can help in the fight against fraud and cybercrime, but we see future opportunities to work together to create cutting edge and never-seen-before solutions to shore up cybersecurity defenses and keep the financial industry safe,” Moiseev said.
“It’s just the beginning of our relationship with SynerScope, but we can already see a path upon which to walk with them. I am confident that with our combined strengths, intelligence and research capabilities, it’s a path which will lead us to exciting developments in years to come.”
SynerScope, the next generation platform that provides analytics solutions to help discover critical insights from massive amounts of data, including dark data, and turning it into useful information and insights. SynerScope combines Scientific Visualization Technologies (MRI scanner), ultrafast predictive analytics and machine learning on top of its proprietary enterprise data navigation, -search and -linking.
This technology stack provides enterprises high speed detection of abnormal behaviours and anomalies in complex data. SynerScope operates in the following sectors: Banking, Insurance, Critical Infrastructure, and now also in Cyber Security. Learn more at Synerscope.com.
SynerScope has strategic partnerships with Dell, SAP, Hortonworks, Nvidia.
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