Network Detection & Response (NDR)

Protect your business with hybrid network detection, response and security compliance.

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Network Detection and Response (NDR) is a technology solution which uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and behavioural analytics to monitor network traffics. This provides a baseline of activity which can be used to track any malicious or anomalous activity and identify potential threats. This continuous analysis evolves with the network, ensuring that it is always up to date.

What does NDR do?

Previously, Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) was the established method of monitoring company’s networks, however, as cyber-criminals became more advanced, there came a need for a more innovative solution. NDR technology builds on the capabilities of NTA by adding behavioural analysis and threat response. Gartner renamed the solution ‘NDR’ in 2020 as a more relevant description of what NDR does.

The type of cybersecurity risks NDR searches for include unknown malware, targeted attacks, insider attacks, and risky behaviour.

Why do you need NDR?

Traditional threat detection tools operate by looking for unique Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) and signatures. They can identify these from the line of code, file hash, or size of the malware variant. This information is updated in databases and means that threats can be detected by scanning for the presence of these signatures in network traffic.

However, this is very limiting. These tools cannot detect new or unknown malware or threats because they can only identify threats that they already know. They are detection-focused, which is no longer effective against modern cyber security threats. In contrast, NDR solutions are dynamic, so they can actively hunt for threats. This makes them essential to maintaining a healthy network security. Even when a threat is unknown, NDR technology can identify it and alert the security team, so protecting the entire network. NDR solutions provide incident response automation and tools, alerting SOC teams to potential malicious activity and running an automated incident response to optimise threat investigations and minimise impact. Overall, these systems ensure increased visibility across the network.

NDR provides security teams with broad attack visibility and knowledge of potential threats, which means that false negatives are largely avoided. As well as this, it provides additional analytical data, which lead to increased accuracy in threat detection. By using technology such as behavioural analytics and AI, NDR provides more precise and accurate threat hunting, as well as out-of-the-box detection.

NDR is more efficient than alternative solutions. Threats are detected early on which mitigates attacks before damage is done to the network. Cloud-delivered analytics also has increased access for remote workers which is very important for workers today.

The SOC triad

Having an NDR solution complements the ‘SOC visibility triad’ (Network Detection and Response (NDR), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)) which ensures a completely protected security portfolio as security teams are provided with all the necessary tools to hunt threats.

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Our NDR managed service supports your IT team by protecting your hybrid infrastructure from cyber attacks, ransomware and internal threats.

Stop attacks

We detect and stop attacks that target your infrastructure. We’ll also monitor your VPNs, directories and cloud platforms and respond when needed. Our service can be deployed quickly and easily to keep pace with your growing infrastructure.

Identify threats

Breaches don’t just come from cyber criminals. Accidental or malicious internal actions can be just as damaging. We look for anomalous activity, unsanctioned devices, missed software patches, unprotected ports, and other things that can leave you vulnerable to attack.

Show compliance

Let us track SLAs and show your Cyber Essentials adherence. We can also tailor reports as and when you need them. Need to demonstrate compliance with international standards like NIST and CMCC? We’ve got you covered.

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Our service complements our Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) service, supporting your IT team by protecting your infrastructure from cyber-attacks, ransomware, and internal threats.

We provide comprehensive network detection, response, and compliance across your network infrastructure, protecting you from attacks that can bypass Anti-Virus and EDR solutions, which rely heavily on signature and threat intelligence updates to be effective. Full network visibility requires both NDR and EDR.

NDR leverages innovative artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology and a cloud-native architecture, taking NetFlow for traffic analytics with log data from cloud providers, Active Directory logs, as well as application events from Office365 and G-Suite, correlating them against a variety of AI models to achieve maximum coverage. Using AI/ML, NDR can detect threats and associate them down to devices and user accounts. Our service reduces high volume network traffic into prioritised alerts, remediation activities, and threat & compliance reports.

NDR monitors the network continuously giving you network visibility across your infrastructure, providing a real-time asset inventory, able to detect abnormal network activity, rogue and unprotected devices, threats to IoT devices, unprotected ports, with compliance reporting covering NIST, Cyber Essentials, FFIEC, NIAC, CMMC, and more.

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Whether you want us to provide and set up your NDR solution or manage it for you on a day-to day-basis, we have your needs covered.

This service is ideal for organisations that want to manage their own NDR solution, but with the confidence that they have a team of experts available to help with the setup and ongoing support. Working with you, we will:

Help to set up your NDR solution, including:

  • Initial setup
  • Integrations
  • Security zones
  • Objectives and goals
  • Policies
  • Alerting
  • Dashboards
  • Compliance reports
  • Service and security reports
  • Provide ongoing NDR support.

Everything you get with Supported as a Managed Service, plus:

  • Review and prioritisation of actionable insights, investigating details to determine the type and severity of a threat to determine the action that needs to be taken.
  • Management of policies to ensure your NDR solution setup is tailored to your organisation.
  • Incident response tailored to your organisation.
  • Daily checks to ensure your NDR instance is configured and functioning correctly.
  • Weekly in-depth reviews and fine tuning of your NDR instance to improve your security posture.

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