Tackling rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats has become one of the biggest challenges for the corporate world. Today, every organization is equally vulnerable to all sorts of cyber threats regardless of their business niche. The radius of cybercrimes even extends to include other sectors like healthcare, education, and the military.
As such, there’s a need for vigilant, robust, and multi-dimensional security measures to facilitate adequate cybersecurity wherever deployed. That’s where NDR (Network Detection and Response) tools come into play. LiveAction’s ThreatEye is an inclusive solution, offering prompt threat detection and remediation.
How NDR Tools Facilitate Threat Detection
Threat Detection and Response (TDR) can be a tedious activity for most organizations. The evolving security challenges, ranging from DDoS attacks to unique ransomware infections and espionage, have made it difficult for firms to devise a comprehensive security plan.
According to an ESG study that surveyed 371 IT and cybersecurity professionals, 45% of the organizations admit that the TDR workload has increased. 37% of the firms attribute rising TDR challenges to threat sophistication, and 40% mention the rise in cloud services.
Different organizations have various IT areas to blame for TDR challenges. All of them eventually need an inclusive detection and threat prevention solution for their networks. That’s where NDR tools can assist today.
Network Detection and Response (NDR) tools leverage the precision of advanced machine learning and behavioral analytics to detect threats and generate prompt alerts for the relevant response. These sophisticated tools save organizations time and effort for network monitoring by introducing automation and real-time monitoring. NDR tools then identify irregular network traffic patterns to detect malware, malicious traffic, insider abuse, and other threats.
These advantages have made the use of NDR widespread in the business world. Even the ESG research shows that the security teams in numerous organizations rely on NDR given its high fidelity (53%), ease of use (48%), broad visibility (45%), and better resistance against attacks (41%).
NDR Compliments Other Security Solutions
While NDR offers various advantages, these tools, like other security technologies, cannot function in a vacuum. It should be seen as a complimentary technology that solves specific security challenges.
For example, NDR typically focuses on analyzing network traffic (even encrypted traffic), which leaves endpoint monitoring to other solutions such as EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response). It is also not a SIEM, so it doesn’t collect broad data sets from multiple sources, such as cloud data (but the data from an NDR can be shared with a SIEM), and correlate that data to detect complex and broad attacks.
However, NDR is designed to identify anomalous behavior and threats that may slip by these other defenses and make it onto the network (whether they come from endpoint, cloud, IoT, etc.). And one of the key benefits of NDR is the ability to see into encrypted traffic without decrypting it, eliminating encryption blindness. Given most malware hides in encrypted traffic, this is a crucial capability that not only identifies threats, but eliminates the performance bottlenecks associated with decrypting network traffic.
How LiveAction’s AI-Powered ThreatEye Offers Improved Security
LiveAction’s ThreatEye is an advanced NDR tool helping organizations in proactive threat detection and monitoring.
LiveAction launched ThreatEye as a dedicated, standalone, AI-powered tool that performs data collection and behavioral analysis and provides increased network visibility, including into encrypted traffic. With these features, ThreatEye facilitates security teams with rapid threat detection and remediation across multiple domains and platforms.
In addition to the conventional NDR features, ThreatEye offers Deep Packet Dynamics (DPD), which eliminates the need for payload inspection. The platform analyzes more than 150 packet traits and behaviors across multi-vendor, multi-domain and multi-cloud network environments, rapidly detecting anomalous behaviors, including malware, phishing attempts, remote connections, lateral movements, and even data exfiltration.
Furthermore, ThreatEye’s offers full and continuous packet capture, which is crucial to threat investigations. However, when payloads are encrypted and cannot be decrypted, maintaining the full payloads in packet capture can stretch resources. To solve this problem, ThreatEye offers Intelligent Packet Capture, which allows organizations to drop encrypted packet payloads while keeping all other header and metadata information.
The platform also addresses the issue of console switching by providing Security Operation Center (SOC) teams with a smooth UI. This dedicated UI, developed by SOC analysts, correlates disparate data sources, and offers integrated packet analysis insights.
Besides addressing the existing NDR weaknesses, ThreatEye also eases security detection with other key features, including Predictive Threat Intelligence (revealing suspected IP addresses and domains even before activation), Intelligent Retention (ensuring longer retention with reduced rack space requirements), and more.
Given its unique and robust features, LiveAction ThreatEye has disrupted the cybersecurity niche, attracting numerous large-scale businesses and industries. The providers also offer a free trial for interested organizations to test the tools feasibility for their network security monitoring.