Cybersecurity: Know Thy Opponents’ Modus Operandi with Microsoft ATA
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Digital transformation is undoubtedly transforming the way modern businesses do business! It has not only extended the reach of your organization or improved management decisions but also accelerated the development of new products and services. It is fast-tracking the herald of a hyper-connected world wherein everyone and everything will perhaps be connected to the internet and to each other. Alas! It too has its share of drawbacks like every other thing. The more we depend on the internet, the more we become prone to the potential threats prevailing online. Cyberthreats translating itself into an impact is a common occurrence these days. Research reveals that the estimated cost of cyber crime to the global economy is almost 500 billion dollars. Also, the average time a cyber attacker resides within your network without getting detected, gathering classified information and waiting for the right time to strike is over 140 days. Microsoft’s Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) is an on-premises product that detects security breaches and threats using behavioural analysis. It also provides a clear and actionable report on a simple attack timeline.
Benefits of Advanced Threat Analytics
Before you adopt ATA to address the cyber security issues within your organizational network, you must get accustomed with the benefits of this Microsoft security tool:
Identify threats fast with behavioral analytics
ATA works round the clock and enables you to identify suspicious activities in your system by profiling and understanding what to look for specifically. It uses deep-packet inspection technology in order to analyze Active Directory (AD) traffic. Furthermore, it also collects relevant events from SIEM (security information and event management) to identify advanced attacks in near real time.
Keeps up pace with malicious users
ATA utilizes its self-learning technology to build an Organizational Security Graph which is a map of entity interactions that shows the context and activities of users, devices and resources. This in turn is leveraged for adapting to the changes in your rapidly evolving enterprise and respond to tactics of malicious hackers. It also leverages years of world-class security research to detect persistent threats and security issues occurring regionally and globally.
Effectively filters false positives
Unlike the constant reporting of traditional security tools, ATA doesn’t make you to sift through irrelevant alerts to locate the important and relevant alerts. On the other hand, it provides you with a clear, functional, and actionable attack timeline which like a social media feed surfaces the events in a very easy to understand way. It also reduces the number of false positives thus making you free to focus on the real threats. Advanced Threat Analytics is a part of Microsoft Mobility and Security Suite (E3), if you want to give it a try, have any queries regarding this or any other Microsoft technologies then please feel free to reach out to us. We are a Dot Net Development Company adept at delivering professional and cost-effective solutions for more than a decade.