Seculert has updated its Attack Detection Platform with an attack visibility dashboard that provides a dynamic view against persistent network threats.

Elizabeth Montalbano

October 12, 2015

2 Min Read
Seculert Provides Attack-Visibility Dashboards for CISOs

For chief information security officers (CISOs) tasked with defending the enterprise against potential attacks, it helps to identify them on the network before they happen, as well as understand their patterns and behaviors.

That’s the point of new technology from startup Seculert, which has updated its Attack Detection Platform with an attack visibility dashboard aimed at providing a dynamic view against persistent network threats, the company said.

Seculert’s platform analyzes log data created at every stage of an attack lifecycle to show security professionals where gateway security may have failed, according to the Santa Clara, California-based company. This includes data about how much malware has been detected on infected systems, how long it’s been active and how much data already has leaked.

The platform combines contextual attack intelligence with a supervised machine learning analytics engine, which means the cloud-based platform can scale across domains, geographies and operating environments, the company said. It can automatically identify compromised users and devices across the enterprise landscape without impacting existing on-premise security tools or requiring additional security resources, according to Seculert.

The new dashboard in the platform’s latest release allows CISOs to compare their incident-response times against similar companies as well as benchmark the performance of their gateway technologies against other secure Web gateway vendors, according to the company. This gives them information they can provide to their superiors about how the company is handling attacks compared to other companies, said Richard Greene, Seculert’s CEO, in a press release.

“Seculert’s new Executive Dashboard makes it easy for CISOs to explain to their boards the current attack trends within their company and how the company is performing relative to peers,” he said. “It is also a key vehicle for the CISO to establish accountability, visibility and driving funding discussions with the Board. CISOs need a clear and timely view into how security teams are performing remediating current generation attacks.”

Specifically, the dashboard provides a snapshot of the volume of the malware detected on infected systems, according to the company. This data includes how much malware has been allowed to communicate to command and control systems, the average length of time infections persist before they are contained, and how much data has been exfiltrated from the enterprise.

The Executive Dashboard also shows new and ongoing infections within a company over time by identifying the number of assets that attempt malicious communications each day, the company said. It also shows how many malware incidents are active, contained or blocked, according to Seculert.

The latest release of the platform with Executive Dashboard is available now.

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Elizabeth Montalbano

Elizabeth Montalbano is a freelance writer who has written about technology and culture for more than 15 years. She has lived and worked as a professional journalist in Phoenix, San Francisco, and New York City. In her free time she enjoys surfing, traveling, music, yoga, and cooking. She currently resides in a small village on the southwest coast of Portugal.

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