This tool, provided for on-premise deployment, is a one-stop shop for detecting most types of online fraud. We have watched this product evolve and it seems as if it always has some new anti-fraud trick that keeps it on our Emerging Products list. The variety of fraud types it addresses is prodigious - ranging from account takeover, DDoS and bots to wire transfer, credit card and random deposit fraud. Almost every type of anomalous behavior common in today's online fraud attempts is covered.
This offering - formerly known as Silver Tail - has one strong point in its favor: it detects in real time. The key to the tool's success, besides speed, lies in a combination of sophisticated analytics and understanding user behavior. Legitimate users behave differently than fraudsters, and detecting those subtle patterns and deviations in real time is the best way to interdict fraud attempts, especially when the attempts are automated.
One of the things we liked was the different views available to investigators. The main UI is targeted at fraud departments. It focuses on fraud activities rather than the deep technical details that underlie them. However, a deeper dive is just a few clicks away and user accounts can be managed right from the desktop.
The rules engine is comprehensive and adding new rules is straightforward. Scoring occurs in real time and the results are displayed immediately. Overall, this is an elegant, well-presented tool with user interfaces and dashboards that simplify a traditionally difficult and deeply technical task for fraud investigators who are not deeply technical.
At a glance
Product RSA Web Threat Detection
Company RSA, the security division of EMC
Price Starts at $150,000.
What it does Detects anomalous behavior on websites.
What we liked The elegance of how this product monitors the entire click stream in real time and the sophisticated dashboard and drill-down scheme.