Intellinx Updated with Big-Data Fraud-Fighting Power
July 8, 2014 Alex Woodie
The Israeli security software company Intellinx is now supporting the distributed Hadoop file system with its flagship insider fraud detection solution, which also supports IBM i and the System z mainframe.
Intellinx is used by a number of large institutions and banks to keep a watchful eye on the activities of employees. The offering uses an agent-less approach to capture application data directly from the network, which provides a very detailed forensic audit trail into user activity. In IBM i and System z environments, its capability to view user activity and keystrokes by tapping directly into the 5250 and 3270 datastreams earned it the name “TiVo for the mainframe.”
The product was originally developed to run on Windows, Linux, and Unix systems. But in June, the company announced support for Hadoop, the open-source, big-data file system that’s bringing the power of massively parallel computing to the masses.
The company says that support for Hadoop enables customers to process large amounts of more granular data, and to do so at a lower price point than using traditional SQL databases. That positions customers to better detect fraud hidden in today’s enormous data flows.
“Threats are more erratic and sophisticated, and many fraudsters today know how to evade detection,” Intellinx CEO Orna Mintz-Dov says in a press release. “By making it cost-effective to analyze data from many different sources on a massive scale in real time, while combining application and user profiling, we are providing enterprises with the ability to uncover both known and new fraud schemes.”