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Managed Network Anomaly Detection (NAD) is the continuous monitoring of a proprietary network for unusual events or trends. Network Anomaly Detection adds a critical, layer of security to the cyber security protection you already have such as firewalls, antivirus software, and spyware-detection programs. Network Anomaly Detection provides a layer of protection these other traditional security services do not provide.
5 Reasons you need a Managed Network Anomaly Detection Solution as part of your overall Cyber Security Defense:
The benefit in using Synoptek’s Network Anomaly Detection Service is that it can provide protection both internally and externally and identify a number of different types of threats without having to define in advance exactly what the threat might be.
Don’t leave your organization vulnerable to “undefined” threats.
So, how do you know if a malicious threat is accessing sensitive enterprise servers and files, corrupting or destroying data? By detecting network and user anomalies, IT administrators working with cyber security professionals will be able to recognize when a threat is inside their IT environment more quickly than through any other traditional defense methods.
Network Anomaly Detection programs are built to track critical “behaviors” of networks, systems, and users and generate an alert if something happens outside the baseline that might indicate the presence of a threat.
Managed Network Anomaly Detection can also monitor the behavior of individual network subscribers. For a NAD program to track users, a baseline of user behavior and network access need to be set over a specified period. Once user parameters are defined as normal, any departure from “normal” usage can initiate alerts. This is an essential element in assuring governance policies are maintained.
A Network Anomaly Detection program can identify:
A Network Anomaly Detection program can also monitor the behavior of individual network subscribers. For a NAD program to track users, a baseline of user behavior and network access needs to be established over a specified period. Once user parameters are defined as normal, any departure from “normal” usage can initiate alerts.
Network Anomaly Detection should be deployed in addition to traditional firewalls and other IT security applications for the detection of malware.
Synoptek utilizes Darktrace, a leading IT Security organization, to bring together all of the elements needed to implement an effective Network Anomaly Detection solution.
Darktrace contributes its unique “machine learning” algorithms to detect changes and allow meaning to be drawn from large data sets.
The fundamental technology underlying Darktrace is powered by advanced, unsupervised machine learning, which is capable of determining what is normal and what is abnormal inside a network on an evolving basis, without using training data or customized models.
Synoptek provides the managed IT infrastructure supervision needed to make sure all components and devices are identified, working, and monitored. Additionally, the Synoptek Security team provides ongoing management of the Darktrace platform and all alerts.
Until recently, this method of tracking devices and usage over thousands of devices, distributed cloud deployments, and multiple networks was unmanageable. IT Security staff would be required to look at massive amounts of data and determine various thresholds and usage patterns for each user and device. The machine learning capability of Synoptek’s Network Anomaly Detection Service automatically sets and analyzes these usage patterns. It can then isolate issues and correlates them to baseline profiles and if an item is found, can alert IT Security staff to the need for further investigation or prescriptive action.
The machine learning capability of Synoptek’s Network Anomaly Detection Service automatically analyzes these behavioral patterns without any predefined rules. It can then isolate issues and correlates them to baseline models. If an issue is found, can alert IT Security staff to the need for further investigation or prescriptive action.
Total visibility of all digital interactions and communications, not just a subset of them, is critical because it allows security professionals to make the best possible decisions, based on an understanding of the bigger picture. With visibility of the global trends and patterns that are happening on a day-to-day basis across the enterprise, these individuals are in a better position to configure security controls and the network environment, identify vulnerabilities or rogue employees, and indeed curb live cyber-threats. Seeing and understanding what is going on in real time is the first step to seeing what should not be happening – however subtle the deviation is.
Baseline Analysis and Configuration
The key to making this service useful is establishing a “baseline” for all devices, networks, and users. Synoptek’s IT Management capabilities ensure everything is working and communicating data to detection database. To accomplish this, we will go through a detailed onboarding process which will include:
To optimize the process in which Synoptek supports the client, Synoptek works in close collaboration with the client’s Security and IT Team to document acceptable processes such as data transfers, internal network scanners, updating & patching, and more.
Weekly Threat Analysis and Review Meetings
During weekly threat intelligence meetings Synoptek will walk through each incident and provide your team with guidance for ongoing threats, misconfigurations, IT operational issues, policy violations, and more.
These reports include:
An IT Security Professional Team
The IT Security Solutions Team at Synoptek has experience analyzing and protecting hundreds of clients with all types of IT Security needs and operating environments. Many of our security solutions are compatible with your existing security platforms. Our team has the following security credentials:
Skilled IT Security Professional team with the following certifications:
The fundamental flaw of risk management is that it requires sharing information about past attacks. It is “retrospective” and does not help organizations defend against tomorrow’s fresh attacks. It requires at least one organization to get burnt by each new attack vector in order to find it, limiting itself to telling you about previous attacks, in the assumption that the same attack might replicate itself. Typically, it takes months for a new attack vector or technique to manifest in threat intelligence feeds.
Cyber intelligence is not about identifying past threats and attack vectors but is focused on understanding what is happening within your organization, to a level of granularity that will expose even very subtle actions. Clever intelligence is about analyzing this detailed, real-time information in such a way as to correlate multiple weak indicators and form a picture of understanding from that data.
The cyber intelligence function is crucial to risk mitigation strategies that are being put in place to deal with tomorrow’s threats, providing organizations with actionable knowledge and evidence that they would not otherwise have access to, and allowing them to deal with the genesis of a compromise, at the point that the abnormality emerges.
Synoptek’s Network Anomaly Detection Service provides you the “cyber intelligence” capabilities you need.
You need to keep ahead of changing malware threats. You have two choices. Consistently use programs designed to detect malware and hope any new threats have been updated in your scans. OR let Synoptek Managed Services, in partnership with Darktrace, provide you a complete protection solution for all of the undefined threats.
Contact Us now and speak with one of our IT Security Team members to learn more.