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Clearwater Dynamics selects Kx's Horizon for cyber protection

Technology company Clearwater Dynamics has partnered with Kx, a provider of in-memory, time-series database technology, to deliver Horizon, a transformational cyber defence platform that proactively prevents rather than passively responds to attacks.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} Powered by Kx, Horizon will use machine learning techniques to continuously search out and isolate advanced threats that would otherwise evade existing security systems. It provides real-time intelligence across terabytes of historical data, whilst managing real-time ingestion in a single unified and consolidated platform. Horizon’s development was spearheaded by a team led by Clearwater’s CTO Chris Sturgess, a former technical lead for the UK’s primary cyber intelligence agency, GCHQ.

Horizon is already proven in the maritime industry, where it protects against the greatest threats of email emulation and financial fraud without the need for embedded hardware or dedicated in-house cyber experts, whilst continuously monitoring the network’s surroundings to ensure that all threats are captured. Its success in protecting cloud environments has been recognised in dramatically lowered cyber insurance premiums for accredited clients.

William Unwin, CEO Clearwater Dynamics, commented: “Through our partnership with Kx, Horizon empowers existing IT teams to react and mitigate threats on a same-day basis, without the need to invest in a resident cyber specialist. Cyber risk is identified and displayed in an intuitive way in order to minimise false positives and address the sector’s biggest issue of event fatigue and skills shortages.”

Patrick Brazel, chief commercial officer, Kx added: “Cybersecurity is one area where the need for speed and the ability to handle massive streaming and data at rest is unquestioned. Kx offers an unrivalled, truly real-time solution in one simple analytics technology. We are delighted to partner with Clearwater to deliver an essential capability.” 



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