HPE acquires Niara to strengthen security business

HPEHewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced the acquisition of Niara Inc., a provider of User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) for security market.

The Sunnyvale, California-based Niara will operate within HPE Aruba to enhance the company’s ClearPass network security for wired and wireless network infrastructure. Sriram Ramachandran is the CEO and co-founder of Niara.

“With this transaction, we are continuing to innovate at the Intelligent Edge with software-defined solutions to better protect our customers’ business and IoT data,” said Keerti Melkote, senior vice president and general manager of HPE Aruba.

Over 20 billion IoT devices are expected to be connected to networks by 2020.

HPE aims to combine Niara’s behavior analytics software with Aruba’s ClearPass network security to ensure complete visibility and attack detection system to its business technology clients.

UEBA security technology is designed to identify security threats that have penetrated traditional firewalls and other perimeter systems.

Gartner says User and Entity Behavior Analytics offers profiling and anomaly detection based on a range of analytics approaches, usually using a combination of basic analytics methods and advanced analytics.

Niara behavioral analytics software automates the detection of attacks and risky behaviors inside an organization and reduces the time and skill needed for security teams to investigate and respond to security events.