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Get intrusion detection for your network that enables you to inspect traffic between devices, not just at the edge. You can also correlate events from your existing IDS/IPS into a single console for complete network visibility while preserving your investments.
Catch threats targeting your vulnerable systems with signature-based anomaly detection and protocol analysis technologies. Identify the latest attacks, malware infections, system compromise techniques, policy violations, and other exposures.
Analyze system behavior and configuration status to track user access and activity. Detect potential security exposures such as system compromise, modification of critical configuration files (e.g. registry settings, /etc/passwd), common rootkits, and rogue processes.
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Integrated SIEM Correlation
More than 2,000 correlation directives (and growing) to alert you to the most important threats.
Automatically receive new IDS signatures and updated correlation directives for the latest threats.
Works with Other IDS
Forward IDS and IPS event logs from your existing devices to the USM Sensor for event correlation.
We utilize the Kill Chain Taxonomy to highlight the most important threats facing your network and the anomalies you should investigate. You can easily see the types of threats directed against your network and when known bad actors have triggered an alarm.
Attack Intent & Strategy
The Kill Chain Taxonomy breaks out threats into five categories, allowing you to understand the intent of the attacks and how they’re interacting with your network and assets:
External Known Bad Actors
Indicated by the OTX ‘Atomic’ logo, alarms and events associated with known Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) are highlighted throughout USM. This allows you to prioritize security events that contain data linked to malicious activity.
Correlating IDS/IPS data with multiple security tools reduces false positives and increases accuracy of alarms.
Set up email notifications and implement phone messaging services such as SMS.
Complete Threat Evidence
See attack type, number of events, duration, source and destination IP addresses, and more.
Create tickets from any alarm, delegate to users, or integrate with an external ticketing system.
Accelerate your response work by analyzing related threat details in one place.
See the directive event, the individual event(s) that triggered the directive event, and the correlation
level of the directive rule.
You can click on any event to examine details such as:
Get to the bottom of who and what’s targeting your assets and what systems are vulnerable.
Search SIEM Events
You have the flexibility to conduct your own analysis. For example, you may want to search the SIEM database for events that came from the same host as the offending traffic triggering an alarm.
Check Assets and Vulnerabilities
Search the built-in asset inventory for assets involved with an alarm. Integrated vulnerability assessment scans indicate whether an attack is relevant by identifying vulnerable operating systems, applications and services and more – all consolidated into a single view.
Inspect Packet Captures
Use integrated packet capture functionality to capture interesting traffic for offline analysis. Packets can be viewed in the integrated Tshark tool, or you can download the capture as a PCAP file.
Examine Raw Logs
Search for any raw logs that are related to activity reported by an alarm. For example, look for logs that are related to the source IP address that was reported in the alarm.
The network intrusion detection system (NIDS) component in AlienVault USM is enabled by default with interfaces and monitored networks configured during the Getting Started Wizard.
Some key benefits of NIDS are:
The host intrusion detection system (HIDS) component in AlienVault USM is simple to set up:
1. Add an agent in the AlienVault USM interface.
2. Deploy the HIDS agent to the target system, either automatically from AlienVault USM, or by manually downloading and installing it.
3. Change the configuration file on the agent to specify the files, folders, and registry keys that you would like monitored.
4. Verify HIDS operations by looking at the HIDS events.
Some key benefits of HIDS are: