Fortscale’s Enriched Big Data Analytics Help Security Teams to Discover Advanced Cyber Threats caused by Rouge or Compromised Users and by Their Suspicious Access to Resources

NEW YORK & TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 24, 2013–

Fortscale, an Israeli-based Big Data cyber security analytics start-up, today announced that it is one of the big data startups that has been chosen to present its technology to thousands of attendees at the prestigious O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World 2013 conference to be held in New York on October 28-30, 2013. The finalists were chosen from dozens of start-ups by the O’Reilly “Startup Showcase” team, comprised of leading investors and industry analysts.

Fortscale’s ground-breaking solution enables enterprises to easily run big data analytics for cyber security, without the need for technological expertise. Combining dynamic machine learning algorithms, a user-friendly analyst’s toolbox and a scalable Hadoop environment, Fortscale’s advanced analytics are layered on top of the existing capabilities of Big Data platforms to provide timely intelligence that can be used by security analysts to discover, investigate and remediate security threats. Fortscale’s analytics are particularly effective in identifying suspicious user behavior and risky activity that cannot be discovered by rule-based security mechanisms.

“We are proud to have been chosen as a finalist for the Big Data Startup Showcase,” said Idan Tendler, Fortscale CEO and co-founder. “Strata + Hadoop World is a key event for the Big Data community, and provides us with a great opportunity to demonstrate the innovative ways we use big data analytics to solve the real-world cyber security challenges facing today’s enterprises.”

Fortscale’s beta product, known as Fortscale 1.0, was publicly unveiled last month at the annual worldwide Splunk user conference and has been running at several large global companies with outstanding results. The product is currently available for additional qualified private beta partners, with product launch planned for the end of 2013.

To support its beta installations and growing business activities in the US, which will be accelerated following the upcoming product release, Fortscale has recently opened a new office in New York.

The Startup Showcase is also part of the NYC Data Week, held from October 27 – November 2 in New York.

About Fortscale

Fortscale’s goal is to enable enterprises to easily run big data analytics for cyber security, regardless of their technical know-how. The company strives to improve cyber security teams’ effectiveness by delivering risk-prioritized analysis and visualization of user behavior and access activity. Fortscale’s private-beta product is installed and operational in leading organizations in Israel and the US, while commercial launch is planned for late 2013.

Fortscale was founded in 2012 by seasoned security entrepreneurs from Israel’s high-tech sector, many of whom served in the IDF’s Elite Intelligence and Cyber Unit. Its team includes specialists in Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning algorithms and Cyber Warfare experts. Fortscale is backed by top-tier investors and a strong advisory board comprising global organizations’ CISOs and world-renowned experts in machine learning algorithms and cyber security. To learn more, please visit

Idan Tendler, 1 212-519-9889


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