SAS Lauded Among World’s Top Cybersecurity Vendors

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Cybersecurity Ventures ranks SAS among the 50 most innovative companies in cybersecurity

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Given the routine failure of perimeter and endpoint defenses to keep hackers out of protected enterprises, it’s vital organizations know the optimal technologies to protect their businesses and customers. Cybersecurity Ventures has named global analytics leader SAS among the world’s top 50 cybersecurity solution providers. SAS ranks 48th on the research and market intelligence firm’s Cybersecurity 500, an ordered compilation of 500 leading companies that provide cybersecurity solutions and services.

“SAS brings its 40-year heritage and deep experience in analytics and business intelligence to one of the most important security sectors – cyberanalytics,” said Steve Morgan, founder and CEO at Cybersecurity Ventures and Editor-In-Chief of the Cybersecurity 500. “SAS provides a leading-edge behavioral analytics solution, which is proven to help enterprises thwart hackers, achieve compliance, and enhance their overall security intelligence.”

SAS® Cybersecurity combines real-time data enrichment with machine learning to reveal active attack campaigns. The security analytics software correlates network traffic with user, device, organizational and threat data to generate highly accurate, prioritized warnings that highlight suspicious behavior on the network. Security analysts can then drill into underlying detail, significantly reducing the time to detect and respond to threats. All this enables organizations to mitigate significant breaches and do more with existing staff.

SAS debuted on the Cybersecurity 500 at No. 468 in late 2015, shortly after the analytics giant announced the availability of SAS Cybersecurity. SAS’ rapid ascent in the rankings mirrors the increasing demand for security solutions that effectively plug detection gaps and reduce dwell time.

“SAS’ rise to the top 50 validates the momentum of security analytics – SAS Cybersecurity in particular – as a true force multiplier in network security,” said Stu Bradley, Vice Present of Cybersecurity Solutions at SAS. “With today’s technologies, we can use more data and profile device activity more quickly and accurately than ever before. Organizations are realizing that it takes a proven analytic foundation to deliver measurable security analytics value. That’s something only an experienced analytics vendor can do.”

The Cybersecurity 500 is based on feedback from CISOs, security professionals, industry consultants, product demos, published product reviews, notable implementations and more. Cybersecurity Ventures updates the Cybersecurity 500 quarterly.

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SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 80,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

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