HP joins Hadoop party with security plug-in for ArcSight

It's a big week for Hadoop integrations, and Hewlett-Packard is involved with a new plug-in for drawing out attack trends based on big data returns.
Written by Rachel King, Staff Writer on

While Hewlett-Packard is busy selling off webOS across the pond at Mobile World Congress, the tech giant is busy stateside with some new security releases.

As the 2013 RSA Conference gets underway in San Francisco today, HP announced several new solutions designed to provide more security insights by using big data.

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The open source Hadoop software framework is being put to use through an integration with HP's ArcSight security analysis and risk management unit.

The ArcSight-Hadoop Integration Utility plug-in is touted as a method for speeding up the process for scanning through massive quantities of data to better and more quickly identify security threat trends.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company asserted that the combination of ArcSight's reporting capabilities with Hadoop's centralized storage set-up should be able to provide enterprise customers with enough storage capacity to handle petabytes of data.

HP also introduced a few other releases from the ArcSight group on Monday, including a platform dubbed the HP ArcSight Cloud Connector Framework for logging data specifically from cloud service providers.

Additionally, HP has merged security features from ArcSight with another well-known software unit within the corporation -- Autonomy -- for a content analytics engine that is supposed to automatically assign characteristics and analysis about sentiments drawn from big data and security event platforms.

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