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October 31, 2012

EMC to acquire Silver Tail Systems

The acquisition will enable Silver Tail Systems extend RSA's Identity Protection and Verification applications

By CBR Staff Writer

EMC has signed an agreement to acquire real-time web session intelligence and behavioral analysis firm Silver Tail Systems for an undisclosed amount.

Following the acquisition, Silver Tail will operate within the RSA security division and is expected to extend RSA’s Identity Protection and Verification (IPV) applications.

Within RSA, Silver Tail is expected to contribute to multiple areas across RSA’s enterprise security portfolio.

Silver Tail Systems’ web session intelligence utilises a Big Data-driven approach to gather and analyse mass quantities of information in real time and at scale to deepen visibility into web sessions and mobile traffic.

In addition, the Big Data-driven approach to fight cybercrime will help accelerate RSA’s strategy to leverage data analytics and adaptive risk-based controls for consumer and enterprise security use cases.

The Web Fraud Detection technology complements RSA’s anti-fraud applications that help leading banks and retailers thwart sophisticated cybercrime attacks.

Silver Tail’s products will add a fraud-fighting technology designed to install and begin providing value days, lowering complexity and cost of ownership.

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The core transaction and behavioral analysis technology of Silver Tail will help further extend the security analytics capabilities across RSA’s enterprise security applications portfolio.

RSA executive chairman and executive vice president of EMC Art Coviello said customers need better intelligence, analytics, and the ability to respond in real time which is a capability that Silver Tail’s products do to help foil web-based attacks.

"Silver Tail offers proven anti-fraud solutions that complement RSA’s portfolio of risk-based and adaptive products and services,"Coviello said.

"Together RSA and Silver Tail can deliver compelling solutions that leverage session intelligence and Big Data analytics to help ourcustomers gain better visibility and control risk."

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