The majority of the Security Product Companies grapple with the need to build Collectors to collect data from varied Source systems. Their solutions are built on getting data from these Source systems & applying their secret sauce (aka. IP or next-generation solution) to solve customer security challenges.
Data Collection becomes the “necessary-evil”!
Source systems could store both structured and unstructured data. Further complexities are added in terms of the varied options offered by Source systems such as :
- Interfaces available to integrate ( REST API, SOAP, SFTP, Message Queue, SNMP, SDKs, etc.)
- Data types (JSON, Syslog, File system, XML, etc.)
- Authentication and Authorization options ( OAuth, API Token, Username/Password, OTP, MFA, SAML, etc.)
- Rate limit, Pagination, Latency, Concurrency
- Data volume
Security Product Companies end up writing customized, non-standardized Collectors for these Source systems. This leads not only to increased development and support cost but also less efficient Collectors in terms of performance, scalability, and extensibility.
Sacumen’s Data Collector as a Service ( DaaS) exactly addresses those challenges mentioned above!
DaaS is a Cloud-based containerized software solution that gives our customers an open, faster and more secure way to fetch data ( both Structured and Non-structured data) from varied Source systems and feed into their platform.
Each DaaS includes containerized middleware and common software services for development and management, on top of a common integration layer — designed to reduce development time for new Collectors up to 40 percent and operational expenses up to 60 percent.