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Built with BigQuery: How Exabeam delivers a petabyte-scale cybersecurity solution

June 30, 2022
Dr. Ali Arsanjani

Director, AI/ML Partner Engineering, Google Cloud

Sanjay Chaudhary

VP, Product Management, Exabeam

Editor’s note: The post is part of a series highlighting our awesome partners, and their solutions, that are Built with BigQuery.

Exabeam, a leader in SIEM and XDR, provides security operations teams with end-to-end Threat Detection, Investigation, and Response (TDIR) by leveraging a combination of user and entity behavioral analytics (UEBA) and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) to allow organizations to quickly resolve cybersecurity threats. As the company looked to take its cybersecurity solution to the next level, Exabeam partnered with Google Cloud to unlock its ability to scale for storage, ingestion, and analysis of security data.

Harnessing the power of Google Cloud products including BigQuery, Dataflow, Looker, Spanner and Bigtable, the company is now able to ingest data from more than 500 security vendors, convert unstructured data into security events, and create a common platform to store them in a cost-effective way. The scale and power of Google Cloud enables Exabeam customers to search multi-year data and detect threats in seconds


Google Cloud provides Exabeam with three critical benefits.  

  • Global scale security platform. Exabeam leveraged serverless Google Cloud data products to speed up platform development. The Exabeam platform supports horizontal scale with built-in resiliency (backed by 99.99% reliability) and data backups in three other zones per region. Also, multi-tenancy with tenant data separation, data masking, and encryption in transit and at rest are backed up in the data cloud products Exabeam uses from Google Cloud.

  • Scale data ingestion and processing. By leveraging Google’s compute capabilities, Exabeam can differentiate itself from other security vendors that are still struggling to process large volumes of data. With Google Cloud, Exabeam can provide a path to scale data processing pipelines. This allows Exabeam to offer robust processing to model threat scenarios with data from more than 500 security and IT vendors in near-real time. 

  • Search and detection in seconds. Traditionally, security solutions break down data into silos to offer efficient and cost-effective search. Thanks to the speed and capacity of BigQuery, Security Operations teams can search across different tiers of data in near real time. The ability to search data more than a year old in seconds, for example, can help security teams hunt for threats simultaneously across recent and historical data. 

Exabeam joins more than 700 tech companies powering their products and businesses using data cloud products from Google, such as BigQuery, Looker, Spanner, and Vertex AI. Google Cloud announced the Built with BigQuery initiative at the Google Data Cloud Summit in April, which helps Independent Software Vendors like Exabeam build applications using data and machine learning products. By providing dedicated access to technology, expertise, and go-to-market programs, this initiative can help tech companies accelerate, optimize, and amplify their success. 

Google’s data cloud provides a complete platform for building data-driven applications like those from Exabeam — from simplified data ingestion, processing, and storage to powerful analytics, AI, ML, and data sharing capabilities — all integrated with the open, secure, and sustainable Google Cloud platform. With a diverse partner ecosystem and support for multi-cloud, open-source tools, and APIs, Google Cloud can help provide technology companies the portability and the extensibility they need to avoid data lock-in.   

To learn more about Exabeam on Google Cloud, visit www.exabeam.com. Click here to learn more about Google Cloud’s Built with BigQuery initiative. 

We thank the many Google Cloud team members who contributed to this ongoing security collaboration and review, including Tom Cannon and Ashish Verma in Partner Engineering.

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