As the name suggests, Advanced Threat Detection (ADT), identifies attacks including malware, Zero-Day and Insider Threats.
Data breaches are damaging to any organisation, and most go undetected for months waiting for the right opportunity. These attacks come in many forms and are becoming more advanced.
Why do we need it?
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.
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.