What is Network Insight?
You can’t stop something you can’t see. In today’s world, threats are evolving constantly and dangerous attackers continue to cause serious damage to organizations across industries. Threat detection solutions monitor your environment for malicious activity, uncovering and alerting security teams of risk. Core Network Insight focuses on advanced threat detection across the enterprise, finding infections in every type of device, including high end IoT.
Core Network Insight
Network Insight focuses on network traffic analysis, uncovering infections and advanced persistent threats (APTs). By observing network communications from endpoints within an organization’s environment going to and coming from the internet, Network Insight can identify when those communications are taking place with external systems that may be threat actors intent upon exploiting a network’s devices for criminal purposes.
How Network Insight Works: Following the Data Funnel
So how exactly does Network Insight determine what is malicious and what isn’t? By making use of every piece of data it observes. Let’s look at how Network Insight can transform data into critical security information.
Network Insight leverages both what it observes locally, as well as the data of Core CSP, which runs in telecom networks and in-service provider networks, observing billions of DNS requests a day, and thousands of malware samples. All of this information goes into a database in Hadoop, where there are also nearly 100 billion domain names being tracked. Since Network Insight has been around for 15 years, there’s over a decade of evidence that has been collected and analyzed from millions of devices observed worldwide.
Network insight analyzes the network traffic using communication and risk profilers to narrow down which devices on your networks are communicating with notorious malware families and prioritizes them based on risk, and then passes the evidence along for further analysis.
Once this evidence is initially assessed, it then moves to the Case Analyzer, which determines the certainty of the infection status. Security teams don’t hear from Network Insight until infection is confirmed, so they don’t have to pursue benign notifications or false leads. An alert is sounded for actual infected devices along with the threat actor it is communicating with.
Responders are given a definitive verdict on network threats, and provided with forensic evidence about infected devices. These compromised devices are prioritized based on their risk level. With this information you can tell exactly what devices need to be remediated and act immediately, in real-time, to stop data loss. Organizations may not be able to prevent a breach, but Network Insight’s alerts can be used to thwart an attack, preventing the destruction caused by threat actors that are able to lurk in a system unnoticed.
Insight Into IoT
What type of devices are being monitored? Network Insight is unlike other advanced threat detection solutions because it can deliver intelligence about known and unknown threats regardless of the infection’s source, entry vector, or OS of the device. This means that any device of any kind can be observed, including countless types of IoT devices—SCADA systems, HVAC, Point of Sale (POS) systems, even MRI and X-ray machines. These IoT devices often lack traditional preventative layers like antivirus, making them ideal attack vectors, so monitoring them for signs of infection is especially critical.
Network Insight And The Threat Landscape
It is no longer enough to focus on purely prevention. With so many successful attacks taking place everyday, organizations must also have solutions focused on threat detection. With Network Insight, you’ll not only have assurance that threats will be swiftly detected, you’ll also be able to holistically monitor in your entire environment, knowing that no matter how devices there are in your infrastructure, no threat will go unseen.
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