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Gurucul UEBA Wins 2021 Fortress Cyber Security Award for Most Advanced Analytics

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The Business Intelligence Group today announced Gurucul User & Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) as the winner of the 2021 Fortress Cyber Security Awards in the Analytics category. The industry awards program sought to identify and reward the world’s leading companies and products that are working to keep our data and electronic assets safe among a growing threat from hackers.

Gurucul UEBA ingests and analyzes massive volumes of data generated by user and entity activity from virtually any data source, including the network, IT systems, cloud platforms, applications, IoT, endpoints, etc. It then links hundreds and thousands of discrete events from multiple datasets to identify relationships that span time, place, and actions. Once the contextual baselines are created, it applies advanced AI and algorithms from the industry’s largest machine learning library of security content to analyze these disparate, obscure, and highly complex behavioral relationships and derive risk prioritized alerts for early detection, prediction, and prevention. Gurucul’s analytics library provides 83% coverage for the MITRE ATT&CK framework. Gurucul UEBA reduces the MTTD and MTTR and enables risk-based automated security controls and remediation.

Gurucul UEBA solves the challenges organizations face with legacy SIEM, where context for alerts is siloed and there is no linkage between user identities, their accounts, access, and activities, and behavior patterns in applications over time. Gurucul’s ML analytics-based security content helps organizations find unknown unknowns with no manual threat hunting, no configuration, no queries or complex SIEM correlation rules.

Gurucul’s analytics library protects against a wide range of threats, including malicious insiders, fraud, account compromise, ransomware, and APT/stealth attacks that lay dormant between stages of a cyberattack. Gurucul even predicts the departure of disgruntled employees, while preventing them from exfiltrating data, committing fraud or sabotaging systems. Unique to Gurucul, the machine learning models can be tuned by customers based upon business needs and/or Data Scientist requirements, and customers can create their own data analytical models using Gurucul STUDIO™.

“Winning the Fortress Cyber Security Award for best security analytics technology is further recognition of our deep investment in data science, commitment to innovation, and focus on building the largest and most diverse ML-based security content library over the past decade,” said Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul. “Unique to this industry award program, winners are selected by a panel of business executives that evaluate companies based on their ability to take proactive steps to thwart attacks and take preventative measures to remain one-step ahead so responses can be quick and efficient. Predictive anomaly detection, data-science driven advanced threat protection, and risk-based security automation is in our DNA.”

“We are so proud to name Gurucul as a winner in the 2021 Fortress Cyber Security Awards program,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “As our society continues to evolve and become more reliant on networks and data, companies like Gurucul are critical at providing the protection and trust consumers demand.”

For information about Gurucul User & Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) please visit For information about the annual Fortress Cyber Security Awards, please visit

About Gurucul

Gurucul is a global cyber security company that is changing the way organizations protect their most valuable assets, data and information from insider and external threats both on-premises and in the cloud. Gurucul’s real-time Unified Security and Risk Analytics Platform provides XDR, Analytics-Driven SIEM, UEBA, and Identity Analytics. It combines machine learning and behavior profiling with predictive risk-scoring algorithms to predict, prevent and detect breaches. Gurucul technology is used by Global 1000 companies and government agencies to fight cybercrimes, IP theft, insider threat and account compromise. Enterprises also leverage it for log aggregation, compliance and risk based security orchestration and automation for real-time extended detection and response. The company is based in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.