All too often network security professionals are forced into an escalating workflow-an arms race remediating alerts (indicators of attacks) as they come in, instead of proactively hunting for the adversary-who is likely already in your network. Resource and time constraints, as well as a lack of visibility and the right tools, lead to a best effort security posture (doing everything you can to stay above the rising tide of incoming attacks).
Access to network memory-content-enriched metadata pertaining to the traffic flow, network protocols, applications, and content from sensitive points of presence in the network allows the reactionary defenders to become a proactive defense force. Pivoting from a detected malicious event directly into root cause analysis and then broadening the scope to find other possible infected machines allows the security team to become a truly productive lean forward security practice.
This white paper provides an overview of:
- Ways to accelerate your security team's incident response capability;
- How to reduce remediation time and cost;
- An automated application of threat intelligence.