Network Traffic Analysis

Find Attackers Fast with Network Traffic Analysis (NTA)


Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) technologies analyze network traffic, endpoint processes and log data to profile user and device behaviors. By understanding the roles and the usage patterns of different users on the network, they can more accurately detect anomalies indicative of attack. NTA technologies can also incorporate IP or domain-based threat intelligence and endpoint process analysis to improve accuracy and streamline investigation processes.

This is important because while many organizations have deployed multiple layers of preventative security at their network perimeter, they have largely ignored threats within their network. However, no preventative controls is infallible; attackers can use evasion techniques, zero-day threats, visibility blind spots, and more to circumvent the best defenses.

Organizations need to balance out their security strategy and incorporate both attack detection and prevention measures to ensure that they can detect and stop attackers early. Prevention technologies can help block as many attacks as possible, while detection solutions can identify and stop the attackers that get past the preventative controls.

Network Traffic Analysis products are designed to detect the type of actions that malicious actors perform once they have compromised a machine and are attempting to expand their footprint and steal data. This is because the way that attackers operate once they are in the network differs from the techniques they use to infiltrate a network. So, instead of looking solely for malware and for vulnerability exploits, NTA technologies also detect reconnaissance, lateral movement, and data exfiltration.

As a result, Network Traffic Analysis can find attackers quickly, and reduce the chance that an cyberattack turns into a costly, large-scale data breach.

Here are a few resources focused on how Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) from LightCyber works to improve security:

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