Navigating the Downside of a Dramatically-increased Network Traffic

Secureworks®, a global leader in cybersecurity, has officially announced the launch of its Secureworks Taegis™ NDR, which is designed to stop nefarious threat actors from traversing the network. To understand the significance of such a development, we must start by acknowledging how the rise in cloud applications and remote working has created an enormous influx of network traffic, marking a 20% increase between 2023 and 2024 alone. Given the crowded picture, threat actors are now, more easily, able to stay dormant within networks and attack as soon as they spot a weakling, leading to unprecedented events of cyberattacks. In response, Taegis TDR has been prepared in a manner where it will leverage AI to integrate threat prevention, detection, and response for the purpose of identifying and thwarting any malicious activity which might be present across the network. Talk about the whole value proposition on a slightly deeper level, we begin from the flexibility it brings in the context of enabling the user to inspect all network traffic and block the emerging attacks right away. Next up, we must get into the solution’s ability to deliver protection around the clock, something which it does by relying upon global real-world threat intelligence and expertly tuned countermeasures from Secureworks Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU™).

“Network connected devices represent an opportunity for cyber criminals, as few organizations have the central governance, and strong policies, to ensure 100% up-to-date coverage at the endpoint. Threat actors continue to develop stealthy and evasive techniques to enter networks, that if not detected, inflict serious operational and financial damage on an organization,” said Kyle Falkenhagen, Chief Product Officer at Secureworks. “Companies need a layered cybersecurity defense, but many lack the resources and expertise to execute on this strategy. Taegis NDR solves this challenge, optimally delivering reliable network protection.”

Further allowing for anomalous application and port usage detection powered through an AI-powered engine, the solution in question also facilitates full device management. More on the latter would reveal how it eliminates the burden on in-house teams, the burden of having to handle all updates, patches, as well as hardware and software refreshes. Hold on, there is more, considering we still haven’t acknowledged that Taegis TDR is even well-equipped to present you with detailed reports on changes which, on their part, are to reflect daily management of countermeasures applied for securing the network. This will specifically help organizations stay in compliance with audit requirements. Another audit-themed detail is rooted in the daily audit of NDR detections and emergency detection updates for urgent situations. There is also a capability to be deployed both physically and virtually based on customer needs and budget.

Complimenting the entire assortment of features is a fact that Taegis NDR is updated continuously with curated countermeasures to make sure customers are always protected from the latest of attack measures. In case this wasn’t enough, then we must mention how the solution can also work alongside Taegis XDR platform to correlate telemetry across different threat vectors, and therefore, detect adversarial behavior that would otherwise be analyzed in silos.

Already through its initial testing phase, the stated solution has displayed a clear knowhow to block upto 99% of malicious activity identified on the network.

“Taegis NDR empowers us to proactively mitigate cyber risks to our business,” said Steve Hey, Senior Vice President of Information Technology, Infrastructure, and Operations at National 9/11 Memorial & Museum. “It adds an extra layer of intelligence that fortifies our cyber defenses. When Taegis NDR sends us an alert, I know there’s an issue so I can quickly assign my resources to tackle it and protect our business.”

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