Webroot buys machine learning specialist CyberFlow to boost its growth plans

Artificial intelligence is emerging on the development roadmaps of more and more security vendors. Among them is endpoint protection powerhouse Webroot Inc., which today acquired a low-key firm called CyberFlow Analytics Inc. that employs machine learning to monitor network activity. The firm’s flagship FlowScape platform scan the massive amounts of traffic that flow through an organization’s internal infrastructure to identify unauthorized user behavior, suspicious files and other potential threats. Its machine learning algorithms then filter out false positives using a patent-pending method CyberFlow refers to as “Binocular Analytics” until they isolate the problems that truly warrant the IT department’s attention. Administrators have a choice between displaying the results directly in the software’s built-in monitoring console, or sending them to a third party security tool like ArchSight for further processing. The latter feature…


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