6 Ways Modern Threat Detection Keeps the Enterprise Ahead of Cybersecurity Trends

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Cybersecurity has long been likened to a game of cat and mouse: the enterprise puts up a defense and threat actors find a way to evade detection.

Security is dynamic because adversaries are dynamic, and enterprises naturally need to adjust to new threats. This is a theme that runs through our new eBook – 7 Security Trends Shaping Today’s Threat Detection Technology. In it we point out enterprises cannot rely on security technologies built on a single method of detection to protect their networks.

Similarly, security vendors must also embrace data integration and enable tools to allow the security team to import or export data from one tool to another as they see fit. Finally, the security infrastructure must be designed with the flexibility to enable the enterprise to hunt for new or emerging threats.

While 90% of the eBook is agnostic and focuses on cybersecurity trends, we believe it’s important for the market to understand how these ideas influence our technology. Below are ways the Bricata platform keeps the enterprise ahead of these trends.

1) Total network visibility.

While some threats are common to everyone, specific threats are unique to organizations. The definition of a threat on your network is anything that you don’t want there, but first, you need to clearly see what is on your network so that you can intelligently decide on what you don’t.

That’s where the network visibility Bricata provides comes into play. It combines packet capture for network truth with the generation of rich network metadata for granular insight and correlation with other cyber data.

2) High detection rates with low false positives.

Bricata employs a range of different threat detection methods and technologies on the same appliance to maximize detection rates, accurately prioritize alerts, and to alleviate the fatigue of investigating false positives. The multiple detection methods include: optimized signature, network stateful behavioral anomaly, and artificial intelligence for zero-day malware.

3) Defends against laterally-moving malware.

The Bricata appliance can be deployed both at your perimeter, to protect against malware ingress and data egress, and on your internal network, to protect against laterally-spreading malware.

4) Not just a tool, a defense that’s part of your network.

The network perimeter is becoming less-defined daily as trends like cloud, BYOD and IoT, widen the surface area. To that end, Bricata isn’t just a tool on the network – it becomes an active part of your network, continuously evaluating everything that transpires on it. It works across premise, cloud and hybrid environments.

5) A straightforward path to threat hunting.

The rich network metadata Bricata collects is centralized and indexed to create a powerful threat hunting environment with intuitive user interfaces, expert system workflows, and visualization capabilities. This on-demand webinar offers a hype-free explanation of threat hunting: Introduction to Network Threat Hunting. Readers might also be interested in this CSO Online Insider Review: Bricata adds threat hunting to traditional IPS/IDS.

6) Interoperability and data integration.

Bricata adheres to open standards and supports open APIs. The product readily shares the data it collects and generates with other cybersecurity tools. It also accepts rules, scripts, and signatures from third threat intelligence sources, which is very useful when a new vulnerability is announced but the patch is tied up in the change management process. Generally, it’s faster to write a detection rule, then it is to patch a vulnerability.

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The full eBook is freely available for download with registration.

In addition, if you’d like to see our product and the capabilities it offers, please contact us for a live demonstration.

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Bricata Included as a Representative Vendor in the Inaugural Market Guide for Network Traffic Analysis by Gartner, Inc.
“Applying behavioral analysis to network traffic is helping enterprises detect suspicious traffic that other security tools are missing,” wrote Gartner analysts.
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