Grey Memory

Grey Memory is the part of the Deflect Labs system that spots changes in the patterns of traffic arriving from website visitors and decides whether they are significant. It can either observe live data or work on historical logs. The module carves up time into fixed-length segments and then, based on the traffic it has seen in previous segments, tries to predict what the data in the next segment should look like. If the data is significantly different from its prediction, Grey Memory notes this as an anomaly, and when the rate of anomalies exceeds a certain threshold, it flags the event for analysis by BotHound.