Endpoint Security Analytics in the Federal Government

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 9.08.10 AM copyAs part of a complete security information and event management (SIEM) strategy, government chief information security officers (CISOs) and other security experts construct the best network defenses possible. But they’re hindered by the limitations of even the most robust security technologies, the majority of which are focused on network traffic. These tools detect known threats at the perimeter, but leave enterprise endpoints — laptops, desktops and servers — vulnerable to advanced breaches and unknown threats.

Lack of insight into unknown threats and end-user devices puts security professionals in the uncomfortable position of waiting for an attack to occur, turning them into security incident first responders. What they really need is to be able to leverage the endpoints as a source of security intelligence that can predict breaches to prevent them from happening in the first place.

The solution is endpoint security analytics. This issue brief will shed light on endpoint analytics, a technology that leverages an existing resource — massive amounts of information about network endpoint activity collected from enterprise-wide servers and devices — to provide intelligence and insight that can be used to predict and thwart undetected and unknown threats.

 

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