As part of my Job with the Emerging Business Team I get to work with cool innovative start-ups. Oakley Networks is a very interesting company based in Salt Lake City, UT working on keeping an eye on insider misbehavior.
“According to Gartner, 70% of security incidents that incur actual losses are inside jobs, making the insider threat arguably the most critical threat facing the enterprise.”
Oakley’s roots were in information web-site behavior patterns & analysis, and recent past three years assurance solution provider to the Department of Defense. Oakley is now focused on securing extremely large enterprises (many of them more than 30,000 desktops) against the leakage of vital data before it leaves the company network. As you can imagine this type of technology is prefect for SOX, HIPPA, GLB, IP, HR compliance, vendor collusion, insider trading and profanity filtering utilizing a customable rules base engine tailored to your commercial enterprise policies.
The simplest way to understand what this product does is; capture all keystrokes and text input into ‘any’ application and the ability to scan those strokes against the ‘corporate policy’ rules based engine. When a policy is violated, an alert is sent to SureView™ monitor for TiVo like playback – no matter the application form. Additionally, it captures the editing aspects of authoring; like the insertion & deletion of text; I.e. composition of web-based e-mail messages containing intellectual property and then subsequently deleting content upon reflection of better judgment. No matter, Oakley has already captured the before and after intentions, busted! – Pretty cool stuff.
This innovative patent-pending technology enables companies to secure and sift vast volumes of communications without being overwhelmed with data while introducing and enforcing enterprise wide security policies. Again, whether inadvertent misuse, well-intentioned abuse or malicious exploit only, SureView alerts security personnel upon the violation of those policies, replays a unique pre-encryption or post-encryption video replay of the violation for investigation.
Oakley Networks is a leader in the “Insider Threat Management” space serving the commercial and government sector. Additionally, the company is growing at a fantastic rate with over 130 employees, reaching sales to over $30M in 2004, and looking even better in 2005.
Keep your eye on these guys…