The rapid pace of NTT DATA’s transformation and growth strategy has included many company acquisitions and the inheritance of legacy technology platforms. The confluence of these disparate systems raised concern by executives for cybersecurity and compliance. “Our customers have very high expectations of us, especially in Japan, which means any security issue can cause serious damage with global effect,” says Hiroshi Honjo, head of Cyber Security and Governance at NTT DATA.
The business challenge for NTT DATA security was managing multiple legacy security and information event management (SIEM) platforms left over from its business acquisitions. Legacy capabilities were unable to analyze all the operational and security data, which had increased by orders of magnitude over the past five years and was growing rapidly. In addition, legacy SIEM pricing models based on log volume were cost prohibitive for the company’s massive global operations.
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