Security teams are continuously challenged in monitoring and securing network infrastructures, connected endpoints, and appliances in order to protect complex and technologically evolving corporate environments. Taking advantage of this complexity, cyber criminals are upping their game by supplementing time-tested attack methods with automated attack tools.
Rapid detection and response is vital to preventing the escalation and spread of attacks, yet security teams are often hampered by limited network and endpoint visibility. This lack of visibility enables attackers to remain undetected in networks for days, weeks, and even months. Further, the success of lateral attacks is often aided by siloed and disjointed security systems that fail to integrate or provide the comprehensive threat intelligence that would empower security teams to take action.
To defend against attacks, organizations need a unified defense posture that supplements existing security investments with automated tools that improve network and endpoint visibility and deliver a synergistic security infrastructure that can share threat intelligence and rapidly identify and block attacker activity.
In response to the growing need for an intelligent and integrated security environment, the specialized threat analysis and protection (STAP) market has evolved to address the specialized, targeted malware that gives attackers the upper hand. A unified defense posture includes technology and process enablement across all three STAP submarkets:
- Boundary – monitors and analyzes files for malware or malicious indicators
- Endpoint – hardens and protects endpoints to make them less vulnerable to advanced attacks
- Internal network analysis – monitors network flow or other traffic to discover anomalies
By adopting a holistic approach to security that combines mobile and endpoint visibility and security with network visibility and analysis, organizations can more effectively and efficiently defend against sophisticated threats designed to defeat traditional defenses. The emerging security technologies that comprise the STAP market hold great promise in supporting the creation of a unified and cohesive security environment. In adopting these solutions, organizations are advised to analyze existing security investments before onboarding new technologies. Organizations that lack mature incident response processes and personnel may benefit from engaging with security solution providers that can provide incident response and forensics analysis services.
Fidelis Cybersecurity’s advanced threat defense approach bridges network, mobile, and endpoint to deliver a comprehensive Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) solution that enables customers to proactively face advanced threats and prevent data theft with immediate detection, monitoring, and response capabilities. Combined with a services portfolio that includes proactive assessments, incident response, and litigation support clearly differentiates Fidelis from competitor STAP solution providers.
For more in-depth information, download our IDC Technology Spotlight: Combined Endpoint and Network Visibility Vital to Combating Advanced Threats* Report here.
*IDC Technology Spotlight, sponsored by Fidelis Cybersecurity, Combined Endpoint and Network Visibility Vital to Combating Advanced Threats, August 2015.