Behavioral Monitoring

Preventative security measures are often unsuccessful, with new polymorphic malware, and zero day exploits. Therefore it’s important to be on the watch for intruders. Context is critical when evaluating system and network behavior. For example, an abundance of Skype traffic in the network used by your inside sales team is probably a normal part of operations. However, if the database server that houses your customer list suddenly shows a burst of Skype traffic something is likely wrong.

As soon as Zartek Global Unified Security Management™ (USM) is installed, the behavioral monitoring functionality starts gathering data to help you understand “normal” system and network activity. Using the built-in network behavior monitoring you can simplify the incident response when investigating an operational issue or potential security incident. And because Zartek Global USM™ combines network behavioral analysis with service availability monitoring, you’ll have a full picture of system, service, and network anomalies.

 

Network Behavioral Analysis

Behavioral monitoring for your network & systems is essential for spotting unknown threats. It’s also useful in investigating suspicious behavior and policy violations

When it comes to identifying threats in your environment, the best approach is a multi-layered one. Intrusion detection systems (network and host IDS) identify known threats, and network behavior analysis can help you identify anomalies and other patterns that signal new, and unknown threats.

With Zartek Global’s USM platform, you can achieve complete and multi-layered security. Zartek Global USM provides the fusion of essential security capabilities required for reliable intrusion detection – fueling your incident response program and helping you meet various compliance requirements. By using a single unified console, the security analyst can break down security silos for a more seamless workflow.

Specifically, the behavioral monitoring capabilities built into Zartek Global USM provide this core functionality with the following techniques:

 

Service & Infrastructure Monitoring

provides continuous monitoring of services run by particular systems. On a periodic basis, or on demand, the device is probed to confirm that the service is still running and available. This lightweight, continuous monitoring will detect unexpected service outages throughout your critical infrastructure.

 

NetFlow Analysis

performs network behavior analysis without needing the storage capacity required for full packet capture. NetFlow analysis provides the high-level trends related to what protocols are used, which hosts use the protocol, and the bandwidth usage. This information can then be accessed in the same interface as the asset inventory and alarm data to simplify incident response.

 

Network Protocol Analysis / Packet Capture

allows security analysts to perform full protocol analysis on network traffic enabling a full replay of the events that occurred during a potential breach. This level of network monitoring can be used to pinpoint the exploit method used or to determine what specific data was exfiltrated.

Zartek Global USM Delivers User Activity Monitoring to Assist with the Detection of Suspicious or Malicious Activity

User activity monitoring should be an important aspect of your overall network security approach. This is because high profile breaches are occurring with increasing frequency, often with attackers leveraging stolen credentials to gain corporate access. Many other high profile breaches involve company insiders who have access to sensitive data or inappropriately escalate privileges to access systems and data in a malicious or suspicious manner.

User activity monitoring solutions deliver comprehensive tracking of user actions to identify anomalous behavior and help uncover potential system compromise and abuse. These solutions are critical to round out your organization’s network defenses and improve your compliance capabilities.

You need a security solution that:

  • Monitors user activity and alerts on anomalous activity
  • Uncovers system misuse
  • Ensures audit trails for compliance
  • Integrates with other security tools

 

Zartek Global Unified Security Management (USM) is the comprehensive security solution which includes critical user activity monitoring functionality for threat detection and compliance. USM delivers five essential security capabilities in one platform, giving you everything you need to detect threats, prioritize response, and manage compliance. And with built-in Threat Intelligence delivered by the Zartek Global Labs team, USM enables you to detect the latest threats, with Zartek Global Labs acting as an extension of your IT team.

Zartek Global USM delivers user activity monitoring and secures your organization with these essential capabilities:

User Activity Monitoring

  • Monitor user activity
  • Identify anomalous behaviour
  • Uncover system compromise

 

Comprehensive Compliance Capabilities

  • Collection of user activity from applications, systems, and devices
  • User tracking, log retention, management, and analysis for PCI, HIPAA, and GLBA compliance
  • Flexible reporting & dashboard

 

Integrated Threat Intelligence

  • Regular threat intelligence updates accelerate your ability to spot the latest threats
  • Pre-built, customizable correlation rules eliminate the need for you to create your own
  • Focus on responding to threats instead of learning how to detect the threats

 

User Activity Monitoring for Threat Detection

Organizations are increasingly concerned about breaches involving company insiders who have access to sensitive corporate data or inappropriately escalate privileges to access systems in a suspicious manner. Organizations also need to defend against breaches from malicious attackers leveraging stolen credentials to gain access and steal sensitive data.

User activity monitoring solutions deliver comprehensive tracking of user actions and can alert you to suspicious activity in your network. These user monitoring solutions are critical for effective threat detection and compliance. But adding one more security solution into your security program can seem daunting, especially for under-resourced teams.

Zartek Global Unified Security Management (USM) delivers critical user activity monitoring functionality as part of its comprehensive threat detection platform. USM delivers five essential security capabilities in one platform, giving you everything you need to detect threats, prioritize response, and manage compliance. And with built-in Threat Intelligence delivered by the Zartek Global Labs team, USM enables you to detect the latest threats, with Zartek Global Labs acting as an extension of your IT team.

 

Comprehensive Compliance Capabilities

User activity monitoring is a component of many compliance requirements and industry best practices, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, and GLBA. To meet these regulatory requirements, you need to be able to track user activity, maintain the logs, and record the activity for audit trail purposes.

Zartek Global USM delivers all of the essential security capabilities in a single platform to help you achieve compliance. Zartek Global’s Host Intrusion Detection gives you the visibility you need into the user activity through built-in file integrity monitoring, registry monitoring, root kit detection, service monitoring, and log collection on critical systems to detect malicious activity and demonstrate adherence to relevant compliance requirements.

USM also offers hundreds of built-in compliance reports for managing your HIPAA, PCI, GLBA, or other programs. These reports are automatically updated as asset and vulnerability assessment data changes, and you can quickly customize them based on your own compliance priorities.

 

Integrated Threat Intelligence

Threat intelligence is an essential component to any effective security program. And very often, it is too resource intensive and too costly for organizations to invest in effective threat intelligence. That’s where the threat intelligence produced by Zartek Global Labs and the Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX™) steps in. Zartek Global Threat Intelligence is information about malicious actors, their tools, infrastructure and methods. The Zartek Global Labs team is constantly performing advanced research on current threats and developing updates to Zartek Global USM’s Threat Intelligence. The Labs team incorporates this expertise into the extensive library of customizable correlation rules that are included with the Zartek Global USM platform.

Zartek Global eliminates the need for you to conduct your own research and to write your own correlation rules. The constant updates from Zartek Global Labs enable the USM platform to analyze the mountain of event data from all of your data sources and tell you exactly what are the most important threats facing your environment right now, and what you need to do about them.