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NEC utilizes AI to reinforce cyber security

Tokyo, October 24, 2017NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the sales launch of a security risk management service to provide vulnerability management utilizing the company's security intelligence (vulnerability information), and a security anomaly detection service against unknown cyber attacks utilizing its original artificial intelligence (AI).

The new security risk management service includes the NEC Cyber Security Platform, a vulnerability management system adopted by approximately 180,000 PCs and servers throughout the NEC Group, as a cloud service. Since the management servers for the NEC Cyber Security Platform are provided over the cloud, it is possible to lower the deployment costs and accelerate the launching time for services.

The security anomaly detection service features Automated Security Intelligence (ASI), which was developed as part of NEC's most advanced AI technology series "NEC the WISE" at the company's R&D laboratories in North America, and provides it as a cloud service.

This service improves the identification of unknown cyber attacks in networked systems, visualizes the invasion routes, estimates the range of impact, and supports a fast response from specialized Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT). These capabilities reduce the time required for CSIRT operations by approximately 99% when compared to conventional manual analysis of logs.

Security Anomaly Detection Service

"Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated all the time, and their impact on society continues to grow, such as the extensive damage caused by ransomware. These attacks are expected to increase in the future, and our focus is placed on reinforcing cyber security in both the public and private sectors," said Yun Suhun, Deputy General Manager, Smart Networks Division, NEC Corporation. "On top of this, a lack of human resources in security poses a great challenge for businesses. This service will provide more efficiency for CSIRT operations by utilizing technologies, such as AI, and automating a range of operations."


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