HPE Acquires Niara to Enhance Its ClearPass Network Security Portfolio

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has acquired Niara Inc., a Sunnyvale, California-based provider of software for the user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) market segment.  Niara will operate within HPE Aruba to enhance the company's ClearPass network security portfolio for wired and wireless network infrastructure. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With over 20 billion IoT devices expected to be connected to networks by 2020, security is the number one concern for HPE customers, said Keerti Melkote, senior vice president and general manager, HPE Aruba.  Combining Niara's next-generation behavior analytics software with Aruba's ClearPass network security portfolio, he added, will enable a complete visibility and attack detection system.

UEBA security technology is designed to identify next-generation security threats that have penetrated traditional firewalls and other perimeter systems. According to HPE, the Niara behavioral analytics software automates the detection of attacks and risky behaviors inside an organization and helps reduce the time and skill needed for security teams to investigate and respond to security events.

Adding Niara to the HPE Aruba ClearPass portfolio, HPE says, will advance its Intelligent Edge strategy for transforming workplace and operational experiences within the wired and wireless network infrastructure market for traditional and IoT devices.

The Niara behavioral analytics solution integrates with the ClearPass network security platform, creating a visibility and attack detection system.

After an incident is discovered by Niara, a ClearPass network access policy can be automatically triggered to isolate or disconnect the user or device from the network to prevent access to sensitive information such as credit cards or other customer and corporate information.

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