New Strategies for Breach Detection and Security in the Modern Data Center

A Multi-Method Approach for Rapid Threat Detection and Response

Today’s Hybrid Cloud Environments Present New Breach Detection Challenges

“The modern data center is a distributed mix of bare metal and virtualized resources residing in public and private clouds. Because it is a treasure trove of proprietary, sensitive information and represents major capital value for a company, the data center becomes “big game.” It’s a tempting target for attack, whatever the arena: financial, manufacturing, healthcare, utilities, governmental, education, service provider, or others.

The steady migration of applications and workloads into modern data centers make them a challenge to protect. Exploding amounts of “east-west” (server-to-server) traffic, with hundreds and even thousands of sprawling virtual machines (VMs) inside data center and cloud environments — makes the scale of the challenge enormous. Furthermore, applications running on virtual servers are subject to the same manner of threats as those running on dedicated servers, but decreased visibility in virtualized and cloud environments raises the risk of intrusion substantially.”

Guardicore’s Multi-Method Approach Speeds Detection and Response

Guardicore employs a combination of three distinct detection methods, centrally managed and distributed throughout the data center, to catch breaches more quickly – virtually in real time as they occur. Dynamic deception snares attackers and engages them in an isolated, high-interaction deception environment, keeping them away from sensitive assets while recording their techniques for further analysis. Policy-based detection alerts security teams when pre-defined policies have been violated. Reputation analysis identifies threats based on suspicious domain names, IP addresses, and files hashes associated with known malicious activity. Used together, these techniques can dramatically accelerate time to detection and give you the rich contextual information you need to respond quickly and effectively.

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Dynamic Deception

Engage attackers with a high-interaction deception engine to redirect threats into quarantine areas for investigation.

Policy-Based Detection

Implement proactive policies that enable instant recognition of unauthorized network and process-level communications.

Reputation Analysis

Detect activity originaning from suspicious domain names, IP addresses, and file hashes associated with known malicious activity.