What is correlation engine? - Definition from WhatIs.com

Definition

correlation engine

Part of the Network administration glossary:

A correlation engine is a software application that programmatically understands relationships. Correlation engines are used in systems management tools to aggregate, normalize and analyze event log data, using predictive analytics and fuzzy logic to alert the systems administrator when there is a problem. 

This was last updated in August 2012
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • attack surface

    - An attack surface is the total sum of the vulnerabilities in a given computing device or network that are accessible to a hacker. Anyone trying to break into a system generally starts by scanning ... (WhatIs.com)

  • latency

    - Latency means delay. In networking, it's an expression of how long it takes for a packet to get from one designated point to another. In a computer system, latency usually refers to any delay or wa... (WhatIs.com)

  • log (log file)

    - A log, in a computing context, is the automatically produced and time-stamped documentation of events relevant to a particular system. Virtually all software applications and systems produce log fi... (WhatIs.com)

Glossaries

  • Network administration

    - Terms related to managing computer networks, including definitions about LANS or WANS and words and phrases about network design, troubleshooting, security and backups.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About correlation enginePowered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.