It doesn’t ping all devices on the network, so an agent has to be deployed on database servers if customers want those that aren’t generating traffic to be discovered as well. The agent is needed to monitor traffic that is encrypted between the servers and applications. It is needed as well to monitor direct connections such as Telnet.
It has a natural language search capability that can, for instance, ask to see every transaction a particular machine has made with any database on the network or all transactions made in the last hour.
The company has sold its capabilities as a service in the Asia Pacific region starting in 2011 where customers are primarily interested in audit and compliance. It developed a software package for sale in the U.S. with a focus on security, which is of greater concern here. A month ago it took about two days to get the platform up and running, but that has been reduced to about 15 minutes for a single deployment.
The platform has an API that third parties could write to so the data gathered can be used by other platforms to enforce policies when violations are discovered. Part of the new funding will be used to develop partnerships with other security vendors to make their products compatible.
The software costs $29,000 to handle 10 million transactions per day, $75,000 to handle 250 million.
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