Bricata Delivers Improved Threat Hunting with Enhanced Network Metadata Resolution, Scalability, and View Customization

Security Teams Can Fine Tune Metadata Granularity to Meet Their Unique Needs and Gain Greater Insight into the True Nature of Network Activity

October 31, 2018 – Columbia, Md. – Bricata, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive network protection, today released the latest version of its solution. The new update provides security teams with greater flexibility to control the breadth and depth of the network metadata they want to capture – and to customize the ways they want to view it. This greatly expands how security analysts inspect, investigate and hunt for threats in network metadata, which accelerates incident resolution.

“This is another enhancement to Bricata’s advanced network threat hunting capabilities that makes it accessible to experts and novices alike,” said Bricata CEO John Trauth. “We’ve greatly expanded the scope of the rich network metadata to provide more granular detail without sacrificing the scalability, flexibility and ease-of-use our customers have come to expect in our solution.”

The improvements to data collection tunability and scalability are coupled with improvements to the user interface. For example, the new version of the solution comes with usability enhancements that let users define unique views of the metadata that perfectly suits their purposes. In other words, the Bricata views self-adjust in alignment with the metadata the team has configured for collection.

“It’s really tailoring the experience to let the analyst do threat hunting the way they want to,” added Trauth. “This is part of our overall goal to deliver a modern network security tool that both scales for the largest enterprises but flexes to meet the specific needs and requirements of users and their environments.”

One of the many things that sets Bricata apart from other cybersecurity tools is that it employs multiple threat detection technologies on its platform. This includes signature detection, stateful anomaly detection, and artificial intelligence to screen for zero-day malware. The improved metadata supports user-defined stateful anomaly detection scripts and will serve as a foundation for future Bricata threat detection methods.

Today’s announcement marks the fourth significant product enhancement Bricata has delivered to customers in 2018 alone. Earlier capabilities released this year have included support for the cloud; a new dashboard for better alert triage; and smart packet capture (PCAP) with backtesting, which scans previously captured PCAPs against new global threat intelligence signatures to detect threats that slipped by at the time of capture before a threat signature was available.

Bricata has earned steady praise from industry insiders. Twice in the last three years, a reputable technology analyst firm has named Bricata as a “vendor to watch.” In 2017, SDxCentral described it as one of “10 Security Startups to Watch” in late 2017. Finally, CSO Online named Bricata to its list of best security software based on an independent review of the product it conducted in 2018.

About Bricata
Bricata is the leader in comprehensive network protection. The Bricata flagship solution provides unparalleled network visibility, full-spectrum threat detection, true threat hunting, and threat resolution capabilities in an intuitive, tightly-integrated and self-managing system. Its automated detection, productive GUIs, and expert system workflows make it easy-to-use for novices; while granular control of its engines, access to rich network metadata and PCAPs, and true threat hunting capabilities give experts the power and control they demand. Bricata has been proven to speed incident resolution by eight times by reliably detecting threats and providing the context necessary to get to the truth quickly and act. For more information visit

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