Category: Deception

Modern deception technologies have evolved significantly over the old honey pot approaches. New systems now cause adversaries to reveal things about themselves that enable defenders to thwart their attacks. We review the best of them here.

Fidelis Cybersecurity: A Platform To Detect, Investigate and Stop Advanced Cyberattacks

Fidelis is the leader in automated detection and response. The Fidelis Elevate platform dramatically improves the effectiveness and efficiency of security operations by delivering comprehensive network visibility, intelligent deception, alert validation, and automated response across networks and endpoints. 

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Attivo Networks: Advanced deception technology

Attivo provides dynamic deception that not only degrades the effectiveness of an adversary and alerts defenders but causes adversaries to reveal things about themselves that can enable automated defenses and stop their advances.

Attivo may well be the best deception solution on the market today.

The military has embraced deception as part of an active defense for decades. Early detection is an important part of the equation, however to outmaneuver attackers an organization must also be able to understand the adversary, and apply countermeasures to deter and stop attacks. Attivo brings not only the ability to detect an attack early, but also an environment to extract threat intelligence from attacker engagement in order to reduce time to remediation and to fortify defenses.

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Acalvio: Advanced threat defense to detect, contain, remediate attacks

Acalvio's advanced threat defense platform detects, contains and remediates attackers through a unique combination of deception and data science. 

We like Acalvio because they realize the fact that adversaries will always find a way to surprise. They also realize that adversaries are not invincible and can be beat with intelligence. They couple deception with data science and automation to help mitigate the attacks of adversaries in very dynamic ways. 

From their website: 

Acalvio provides Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) solutions to detect, engage and respond to malicious activity inside the perimeter. The solutions are anchored on patented innovations in Deception and Data Science. This enables a DevOps approach to ATD, enabling ease of deployment, monitoring and management. Acalvio enriches its threat and intelligence by data obtained from internal and partner ecosystems, enabling customers to benefit from defense in depth, reduce false positives, and derive actionable intelligence for remediation.

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