Intrusion Detection System (IDS)

Accelerate Your Threat Detection and Response with a Complete Set of Security Technologies

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Intrusion Detection Systems for Any Environment

Get intrusion detection for your network that enables you to inspect traffic between devices, not just at the edge. You can also correlate events from your existing IDS/IPS into a single console for complete network visibility while preserving your investments.

Intrusion Detection for Any EnvironmentNetwork Intrusion Detection System (NIDS)

Catch threats targeting your vulnerable systems with signature-based anomaly detection and protocol analysis technologies. Identify the latest attacks, malware infections, system compromise techniques, policy violations, and other exposures.

Host-based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS) and File Integrity Monitoring (FIM)

Analyze system behavior and configuration status to track user access and activity. Detect potential security exposures such as system compromise, modification of critical configuration files (e.g. registry settings, /etc/passwd), common rootkits, and rogue processes.

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Integrated SIEM Correlation

More than 2,000 correlation directives (and growing) to alert you to the most important threats.

Always Vigilant

Automatically receive new IDS signatures and updated correlation directives for the latest threats.

Works with Other IDS

Forward IDS and IPS event logs from your existing devices to the USM Sensor for event correlation.

Quickly View Threats
in the Dashboard

We utilize the Kill Chain Taxonomy to highlight the most important threats facing your network and the anomalies you should investigate. You can easily see the types of threats directed against your network and when known bad actors have triggered an alarm.

Attack Intent & Strategy

The Kill Chain Taxonomy breaks out threats into five categories, allowing you to understand the intent of the attacks and how they’re interacting with your network and assets:

  • System Compromise – Behavior indicating a compromised system.
  • Exploitation & Installation – Behavior indicating a successful exploit of a vulnerability or backdoor/RAT being installed on a system.
  • Delivery & Attack – Behavior indicating an attempted delivery of an exploit.
  • Reconnaissance & Probing – Behavior indicating an actor attempt to discover information about your network.
  • Environmental Awareness – Behavior indicating policy violations, vulnerable software, or suspicious communications.

External Known Bad Actors

Indicated by the OTX ‘Atomic’ logo, alarms and events associated with known Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) are highlighted throughout USM. This allows you to prioritize security events that contain data linked to malicious activity.

Reduced Noise

Correlating IDS/IPS data with multiple security tools reduces false positives and increases accuracy of alarms.

Automatic Notifications

Set up email notifications and implement phone messaging services such as SMS.

Complete Threat Evidence

See attack type, number of events, duration, source and destination IP addresses, and more.

Workflow Management

Create tickets from any alarm, delegate to users, or integrate with an external ticketing system.

Analyze Consolidated Threat Details Faster

Accelerate your response work by analyzing related threat details in one place.

Event Details

See the directive event, the individual event(s) that triggered the directive event, and the correlation
level of the directive rule.

You can click on any event to examine details such as:

  • Normalized event
  • SIEM information
  • Reputation of source and destination IP addresses
  • Knowledge base about the event
  • Payload of the packet triggering the event
Analyze Consolidated Threat Details Faster

Powerful Analytics Uncover Threat and
Vulnerability Details – All in One Console

Get to the bottom of who and what’s targeting your assets and what systems are vulnerable.

Search SIEM Events

You have the flexibility to conduct your own analysis. For example, you may want to search the SIEM database for events that came from the same host as the offending traffic triggering an alarm.

  • Displays events stored in the database
  • Filters help you find more granular data
  • Sort by event name, IP address, and more

Check Assets and Vulnerabilities

Search the built-in asset inventory for assets involved with an alarm. Integrated vulnerability assessment scans indicate whether an attack is relevant by identifying vulnerable operating systems, applications and services and more – all consolidated into a single view.

  • See all reported alarms and events by asset
  • Modify your mitigation / remediation strategy based on presence of threats targeting vulnerable systems
  • Correlate reported vulnerabilities with malicious traffic

Inspect Packet Captures

Use integrated packet capture functionality to capture interesting traffic for offline analysis. Packets can be viewed in the integrated Tshark tool, or you can download the capture as a PCAP file.

  • Set capture timeout
  • Select number of packets to capture
  • Choose source and destination IP addresses to capture

Examine Raw Logs

Search for any raw logs that are related to activity reported by an alarm. For example, look for logs that are related to the source IP address that was reported in the alarm.

  • Raw logs are digitally signed for evidentiary purposes
  • Filter by time range and search pattern
  • Export raw logs as a text file

Getting Started with AlienVault USM for Intrusion Detection

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