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Cisco Goes Open-Source for Big Data Security Analytics

Dec 03, 2014, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

OpenSOC at first glance might appear to be a SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) system but according to Annie Ballew, Solutions Architect in the Cisco Security Business Group, it isn't a SIEM technology in the traditional sense. Rather Ballew said that OpenSOC should be considered as a big data technology for security analytics.

"Our goal is to push the technology forward for overall security incident investigation and visibility by leveraging advanced big data techniques," Ballew said.

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