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Observable Networks: Using End-Point Modeling to Deliver Security in an Encrypted World

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

The evolution and adoption of end-point encryption over the last several years has caused a major challenge when it comes to security. Most edge security approaches rely on deep-packet inspection — something that is no longer possible when those packets are encrypted.

At the same time, the proliferation of IoT and smart devices has resulted in an exponential growth in edge connections, significantly expanding the vulnerability footprint. This growth has led to increased security needs and information overload, leaving most organizations scrambling to respond.

Observable Networks uses an approach they call ‘end-point modeling’ to help organizations cut through the noise of alert storms and identify anomalous behavior regardless of packet encryption. Collecting the metadata that defines the communication between end-points, they develop a model of each device’s normal network activity.

Because they don’t rely on agents, they can apply their modeling technique to every edge device in your environment. Delivered as a software appliance and as a subscription service, organizations can begin realizing value and finding clarity very quickly. According to Observable Networks, their customers presently rate 90% of the alerts their system provides as ‘helpful’ — proof, they say, that their device modeling approach eliminates alert noise at the source.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).