Threat detection and response solutions allow organizations to detect and remediate against cyber-threats within their network environment. They are designed to continuously monitor networks to find potential threats, analyze the potential risk that they pose, and then provide organizations with remediation steps to take.
These solutions are typically deployed to all endpoint devices within a network environment. They then connect to a centralized admin console, which provides real-time reporting, admin controls, and monitoring of endpoint devices. Admins should be able to configure alerts to let them know when threats are detected, and the solutions should integrate with other security tools to provide a more holistic approach to network security.
The benefit of threat detection and response solutions are that they can catch sophisticated cyber-threats that may not be caught by endpoint protection solutions or network firewalls. This is because they use advanced behavioral-based controls and sophisticated analytics to detect any abnormal activities, such as unauthorized network connections or suspicious behaviors.
They are different from endpoint detection and response solutions in that they do not provide threat protection; instead, they provide real time alerts and allow organizations to configure automated policies to provide instant remediation against harmful threats. For this reason, we recommend using these solutions with a strong incident response plan in place to tackle threats when they are found.
There is a subset of these solutions that are fully managed, acting as an outsourced SOC for your organization. We’ve put together a separate guide to these solutions, which you can read here.
Threat detection and response solutions can be seen as a last line of defense: if your firewalls and endpoint protection fail, threat detection and response solutions will alert you to a problem, even when the issue has never been seen before.
There are a broad range of tools available that provide this functionality. In this list, we’ll cover top ten threat detection and response solutions. We’ll compare key features including threat detection, continuous monitoring, automated responses, reporting and admin controls.