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Profile Analyzer: Protect websites from cyber attacks

Posted on 15 March 2012.

imageSilver Tail Systems announced Profile Analyzer, which provides real-time analysis of both individual user behavior and crowd behavior on websites to identify malicious activity online.

The pace of innovation delivered by websites has expanded the capabilities and value delivered by financial services and ecommerce companies to their customer base. However, it has also prompted cybercriminals to look for new ways to exploit web functionality to commit fraud and other ...


attacks.

Profile Analyzer builds upon Silver Tail Systems’ ability to identify anomalous web session behavior by enabling individual user behaviors to be modeled against their own past usage history on the website to determine if their activity is legitimate or suspicious.

This approach combines the baseline established by the entire crowd’s website history with the context of specific users, increasing accuracy and response times to online threats.

In a recent Forrester report, Chenxi Wang, Vice President and Principal Analyst, writes that “Business analytics have changed the way that companies do business and approach decision-making. Security event data and logs are already approaching pervasive. But to derive accurate intelligence that you can act on, security analytics must be contextual.”

Parameter Injection detection is also included with Profile Analyzer. Parameter Injection detection utilizes analytics to identify users being targeted by malware that modifies legitimate website content in the browser to request sensitive information such as social security numbers, debit card numbers, pin numbers and more without the users’ knowledge.

“Our mission is to provide fans a safe, convenient place to get tickets to events they want to see, and an easy way to sell their tickets when they can't go. Maintaining integrity with our users’ marketplace is paramount,” said Robert Capps, Senior Manager of Trust and Safety at StubHub. “With Profile Analyzer we can monitor behavior on our platform and arm ourselves with the intelligence we need to identify fraudsters and protect our customers.”


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