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SecurityScorecard taps Confluent to cost-effectively power real-time security prevention at scale

  • $1M+

    in TCO savings for managing their data streaming infra

It’s amazing how much more we can get done when we don’t have to worry about exactly how to do things. We can trust Confluent to offer a secure and rock-solid Kafka platform with a myriad of value-add capabilities like security, connectors, and stream governance on top.

Jared Smith | Senior Director, Threat Intelligence
SecurityScorecard

Challenge

Escalating costs and burden of managing Kafka on their own, while relying on Kafka services that lacked a complete platform for all their streaming needs.

Solution

Used a combination of Confluent Cloud and Confluent Platform to build streaming data pipelines and scale faster, govern data better, and ultimately lower TCO by offloading the management of their data streaming infrastructure to Confluent.

Results

  • $1M+ in TCO savings for their data streaming infra compared to managing in-house
  • The ability to seamlessly scale data 10 to 100x, a game changer for the company
  • Moving from Amazon MSK to Confluent Cloud enabled a 48.3% reduction in projected annual operating costs.
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SecurityScorecard can track many potential weaknesses with certainty: exposed servers, suspicious IP addresses, breached employee accounts, malware-infected devices, out-of-date endpoints, and much more. The number of potential cyber risks today is enormous and growing, and SecurityScorecard analyzes over 200 issue types.

Accurate, up-to-date data is the lifeblood of their business, and it needs to come from a myriad of sources across the internet. “Our platform relies on data collection and processing being done extremely accurately, in real-time and at scale,” says Jared Smith, Senior Director, Threat Intelligence, SecurityScorecard. This is what led the company’s engineering teams to adopt data streaming and how they ended up using a novel combination of Confluent Cloud and Confluent Platform to build streaming data pipelines and scale faster, govern data better, and ultimately lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) by offloading the management of this key piece of infrastructure to Confluent.

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