Narus (company)

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Narus Inc.
TypeSubsidiary
IndustrySoftware
Founded1997
Defunct2014
Headquarters,
Number of locations
United States, India
ProductsOriginally a company focused on telecommunications billing and customer market intelligence. After 2001 the company pivoted towards providing network intelligence gathering software to governments around the world.

Narus Inc. was a software company and vendor of big data analytics for cybersecurity.

History[edit]

In 1997, Ori Cohen, Vice President of Business and Technology Development for VDONet, founded Narus with Stas Khirman in Israel.[1] Presently, they are employed with Deutsche Telekom AG and are not members of Narus' executive team.[2][3][4] In 2010, Narus became a subsidiary of Boeing, located in Sunnyvale, California.[5][6] In 2015, Narus was sold to Symantec.[7]

Management[edit]

In 2004, Narus employed former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, William Crowell as a director. From the Press Release announcing this:[8]

Crowell is an independent security consultant and holds several board positions with a variety of technology and technology-based security companies.
Since 11 September 2001, Crowell served on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Task Force on Terrorism and Deterrence, the National Research Council Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism, and the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age.

Narus software[edit]

Narus software primarily captures various computer network traffic in real-time and analyzes results.[9][10]

Before 9/11 Narus built carrier-grade tools to analyze IP network traffic for billing purposes, to prevent what Narus called "revenue leakage". Post-9/11 Narus added more "semantic monitoring abilities" for surveillance.

Mobile[edit]

Narus provided Telecom Egypt with deep packet inspection equipment, a content-filtering technology that allows network managers to inspect, track and target content from users of the Internet and mobile phones, as it passes through routers. The national telecommunications authorities of both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are global Narus customers.[11]

Controversies[edit]

AT&T wiretapping room[edit]

Narus supplied the software and hardware used at AT&T wiretapping rooms, according to whistleblowers Thomas Drake,[12] and Mark Klein.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ori Cohen: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 17 September 2011. He served as Vice President of Business and Technology Development for VDOnet and Chief Executive Officer for IntelliCom Ltd.
  2. ^ "Executive Team | Narus". Archived from the original on 2013-08-06. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
  3. ^ Fogel, Raphael (11 July 2006). "Ori Cohen, private eye". Haaretz. Retrieved 17 September 2011. It was founded in 1997 by Dr Ori Cohen, Stas Khirman and four other guys in Israel.
  4. ^ "Executive Team". Narus. Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Boeing buying cybersecurity firm Narus". Bloomberg Businessweek. St. Louis. Associated Press. 8 July 2010. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. Boeing announced its second acquisition in as many weeks, saying it will buy anti-cyber attack software company Narus.
  6. ^ "Boeing Completes Acquisition of Narus". benzinga.com. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2011. Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Narus.
  7. ^ "Symantec Acquires Boeing's Cybersecurity Unit in a Bid to Boost Big Data Capabilities". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-03-28.
  8. ^ "Narus Appoints Former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency To Its Board of Directors". Archived from the original on February 6, 2005. Retrieved 2017-09-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  9. ^ "Boeing: Narus". Boeing. Archived from the original on September 2, 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2011. A wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, Narus is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and supports a global base of government and commercial customers.
  10. ^ "Narus Networks Private Limited: Private Company Information". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 17 September 2011. Narus Networks Private Limited provides real-time network traffic and analytics software used to protect against cyber attacks and threats aimed at large Internet Protocol networks.
  11. ^ "One U.S. Corporation's Role in Egypt's Brutal Crackdown". HuffPost. 2011-01-28.
  12. ^ "Drake declaration in support of plaintiffs' motion". Electronic Frontier Foundation. 2012-07-02.
  13. ^ What was the Israeli involvement in collecting U.S. communications intel for NSA? The Marker, Haaretz, The Associated Press and Reuters, Jun. 8, 2013 at http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.528529 .retrieved on 7-18-13

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