As the name suggests, Advanced Threat Detection (ATD), identifies attacks including malware, Trojans, Zero-Day, fileless, worms and Insider Threats.
Data breaches are damaging to any organisation, and most go undetected for months waiting for the right opportunity. Trojans can log activity such as keystrokes and use these to break into computers, giving access to your systems in order to steal data or gaining remote access to your networks and even encrypting your data.
Attacks are becoming more advanced making it near impossible to keep uptodate with the latest attack vectors. Scanning for vulnerabilities and weaknesses within your network will assist in identifying anomalies whether they are from external or internal unusal behaviour patterns.
Why do we need Advanced Threat Detection (ATD)?
As the threat landscape has evolved the usual methods of protection such as anti-virus, firewalls and network security solutions are no longer enough to prevent today’s malware attacks including, fileless attacks, worms and data breaches, standard layers of security controls are ineffective against some of the more advanced attacks. Without regular scanning of devices and your network, how will you know when a dormant malware program kicks into action? Seemingly legitimate-looking software can lay dormant for months.
What are the benefits?
Identifying attacks and breaches should be a priority to any network security professional, however, network monitoring can be resource intensive and difficult to manage. Companies often rely on a Security Event Information Management (SEIM) platform to alert on any unusual events, but this still requires intervention, which means the attack continues. The new technologies in Threat Detection move beyond SEIM by not only alerting but stopping attacks in their tracks.
Having a single solution with multiple core defences including endpoint detection, protection and incident response, network analytics, deception and user behaviour analytics to identify and raise alerts massively reduces the threat landscape and potential risks associated with a network or data breach.
Areas often covered with Advanced Threat Detection & Vulnerability scanning