From AI Pioneer to Visionary: Securonix Charts the Course for the Cyber Ops of 2025


By Taylor Kain, Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way, from captivating science fiction novels of the early 20th century, to Alan Turing’s theoretical Enigma machine, to the self-driving cars, co-pilots and chatbot companions of today. In the realm of cybersecurity, AI has become a critical weapon in the fight against ever-evolving threats. But the narrative that AI is some new silver bullet in security misses the mark. At Securonix, we’ve been harnessing the power of AI for over a decade, quietly refining our approach and weaving it into the very fabric of our DNA as a company. Our AI mission is to arm the SOC of the future, what we call Cyber Ops, with the weapons and defenses they need to stave off the next generation of cyber attacks. 

Proven track record: Our longstanding commitment to AI

While others merely talk the talk, Securonix has walked the walk. Our User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) technology, a pioneer in the cyber field, has always been driven by machine learning algorithms and advanced mathematical models trained on large data sets since our inception in 2007. These algorithms, which fall under the large umbrella of artificial intelligence techniques, analyze user activity, device behavior, and network anomalies, baselining normal patterns and raising red flags when deviations occur. This allows us to detect insider threats, pinpoint compromised devices, and identify malicious actors long before they can inflict real damage.

Long before it became trendy, Securonix recognized the immense potential of machine learning and AI to revolutionize cybersecurity. We were early adopters and pioneers, pushing the boundaries of what was possible and earning recognition for our innovations. Our commitment to cutting-edge technology is substantiated by our six granted patents, some of which date as far back as 2015. Here is a quick summary of three patents that showcase our AI heritage:

Prediction explainer for ensemble learning (Patent #11468371)

This patent tackles the black box problem of AI, demystifying how our UEBA technology arrives at its predictions. By understanding the “why” behind the “what,” we empower security teams to make informed decisions and address threats with confidence.

Risk scoring for threat assessment (Patent #9800605): Gone are the days of siloed threat detection. This patent describes our sophisticated risk scoring system that connects the dots across diverse security domains, amplifying risks along the path of potential attacks and providing a holistic view of the threat landscape.

Anomaly detection using adaptive behavioral profiles (Patent #9544321): Every user and entity exhibits unique patterns. This patent details our innovative method of creating self-adjusting behavioral profiles that learn and adapt over time, allowing us to pinpoint anomalies indicative of malicious activity with exceptional accuracy and minimal false positives.

These patents are more than just intellectual property; they represent our unwavering dedication to innovation and leadership in the cybersecurity space. By harnessing the power of AI and UEBA, we empower organizations to stay ahead of evolving threats and build a future where they can operate with confidence and resilience.

Securonix Unified Defense SIEM: proven analytical protection

Forget about buzzwords and theoretical vaporware – our UEBA is the real deal. It’s a powerful tool that can help you identify and stop security threats in their tracks. Our proven UEBA is powered by a sophisticated stack of ever-learning AI models and it deciphers the intricate details of user behavior, device communications, and network anomalies. Unlike the static baselines of traditional tools, Securonix UEBA learns and adapts, building dynamic profiles of normal behavior for every user and entity within your network. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach; each profile is unique, capturing the nuances of an individual’s role, peer group, behavior, device preferences, and even geographical context. Securonix Unified Defense SIEM merges these powerful UEBA capabilities into SIEM for a broader coverage of cyber and insider threats.

Imagine a system that can:

  • Detect subtle deviations from established baselines, even the seemingly insignificant anomalies that traditional tools miss. A late-night login from an executive’s vacation spot in Lake Tahoe? A sudden spike in network traffic from a rarely used printer? UEBA flags these seemingly innocuous events, piecing together the puzzle of potential compromise before it’s too late.
  • Identify peer groups with shared behavior patterns, allowing for automated anomaly detection within these groups. This not only streamlines investigations but also uncovers hidden threats lurking within seemingly normal activity. Did an entire marketing team suddenly change their download patterns? UEBA raises the red flag, prompting swift action before sensitive data leaks occur.
  • Uncover insider threats with unparalleled accuracy, separating genuine human error from malicious intent. Did an employee access unauthorized files just before leaving for a competitor? Or did a poor performing employee just send large work files to a personal email address? UEBA analyzes the context, considering access history, file sensitivity, HR data and user behavior changes, providing investigators with a clear picture of potential insider activity.

This is the power of Securonix Unified Defense SIEM — a testament to our unwavering commitment to AI-driven security. 

Securonix Investigate – generative AI in action

But Securonix doesn’t stop at anomaly detection. Last August 2023 at Black Hat USA, we announced the launch of Securonix Investigate. This new tool brought the power of generative AI capabilities into the Securonix platform, via ChatGPT integration. With Securonix Investigate, users can:

  • Accelerate threat mitigation by dynamically enriching incidents under investigation with context and automatically gather updated details. 
  • Better understand threats by bringing key details to light by integrating Securonix Investigate with internal and external data sources, presented in the local language regardless of where they originated. 
  • Curate relevant information via AI by getting AI-generated information about technologies, entities, and other observations by simply asking any question within the Securonix Investigate window. 
  • Communicate knowledge across teams by annotating, documenting, and sharing observations across trusted groups within investigation workflows

Imagine a system that learns from each threat, constantly refining its understanding of normalcy and automatically suggesting investigative avenues. That’s the power of AI in action, a power Securonix has been wielding for years.

The future of AI in security: beyond detection, towards prediction

The AI landscape is evolving rapidly, with generative AI and large language models (LLMs) promising even greater leaps in sophistication. In cyber security, this translates to moving beyond mere detection and towards predictive analysis. Imagine a future where AI not only identifies suspicious activity that has happened in the past, but also anticipates potential attacks, providing defenders with actionable insights before threats even materialize. The futuristic 2002 film “Minority Report” no longer seems like a utopian concept, it is indeed becoming a reality.

Securonix is uniquely positioned to lead this charge. Our years of experience with UEBA, the robust capabilities of Securonix Investigate, and our dedicated in-house data science team give us a head start in the race to leverage next-gen AI for proactive security. We’re not just riding the hype wave; we’re laying the groundwork for a future where our AI-reinforced SIEM becomes the central nervous system of your security infrastructure, constantly vigilant and predictive, protecting your organization from the ever-evolving threat landscape.

The takeaway: Trust the proven leader in AI-reinforced SIEM

While others scramble to catch up, Securonix stands firmly at the forefront of AI-powered cyber security protection. We’ve built our reputation on years of innovation and practical application, not fleeting trend-chasing. When you choose our Securonix Unified Defense SIEM, you are getting the experience of a 4-time consecutive leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM and access to proven features like:

  • UEBA: Unparalleled accuracy and threat detection powered by sophisticated machine learning algorithms and dynamic baselines
  • Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR): streamlined investigation and response with embedded SOAR natively built into the SIEM
  • Securonix Investigate: Expedited investigation and response with on-demand context and analyst collaboration
  • Autonomous Threat Sweeper: Automatic rapid response for your Cyber Ops with current threat advisories and autonomous sweeps of your historical event data for emerging threats
  • Native Cloud Data Lake: Access to critical details before, during, and after a breach with 365 days of ‘HOT’ searchable data on Snowflake’s cloud built for machine speed

Trust Securonix Unified Defense SIEM to be your silent guardian, watching over your network and protecting your most valuable assets. Join us as we usher in a new era of proactive security, where Securonix becomes your early warning system, and our proven AI your most trusted security ally.

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