For the 2018 SC Conference (SC18, held in Dallas, TX), Gravwell provided our analytics platform to the Network Security team who was responsible for cyber security on a network consisting of:

  • $52 million in contributed hardware, software, and services,
  • 4.02 Terabits per second of external capacity.

This meant that not only did the SCinet Network Security team need to protect SCinet from the world, it needed to protect the world from SCinet. This was a challenging task but we were excited to give it a go and the results were spectacular.

Jason Zurawski, SCinet chair for SC18, observed “the SCinet is purposely designed to facilitate experimentation for new hardware, software, and services. We are pleased to support emerging companies, such as Gravwell, as they pioneer new products and learn from performance of our network and the experience of our volunteers."

And learn we did! We proved that Gravwell is capable of handling massive analytics on significant less hardware than previous years.

During the event, Gravwell ingested:

  • over 4.6 billion entries
  • comprising over 1TB of data from a variety of sources.


This report goes into detail about how Gravwell made sure the computing power at SC18 didn't end up in the wrong hands. Learn how we built automation to free up resources and follow along with a real-world hunt to discover and kill an attacker foothold on SCinet.


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