Cato managed detection and response | Enhance your security network

In the previous blog we focused on traditional versus modern SD-WAN solutions to optimize global network security. This important news is a logical continuation of that

Enhance your security network
with Cato managed detection and response

CATO managed detectionSecure company network with SASE SD-WAN

Corporate network security is becoming increasingly urgent. Ransomware attacks cause major damage by shutting down entire corporate networks. By using SASE (Security Access Service Edge), IPknowledge sets up business network with the help of SASE SD-WAN from Cato Networks, in such a way that the security of your network is guaranteed (Security by Design).

Usability for Zero trust network access

When securing your network, IPknowledge follows the Cato Networks philosophy: “Never trust, always check”. I’ts the standard principle for ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Access).

New Release of Cato Managed Detection and Response

Suppose you want to implement the ZTNA principle in your organization and you wonder how best to approach this. A transition to a SASE SD WAN architecture is certainly worth considering. Cato Networks recently released the second version of its Managed Detection and Response solution, built on its Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform.

Due to the sophisticated architecture, Cato Networks is much better able to discover anomalies in your network than other parties that focus on detecting these anomalies. These anomalies are often the first signal that your network has been hacked.

The problem with other Managed Detection and Response solutions is often that many false positives are reported, so that the forest is no longer seen for the trees. Cato MDR reports are therefore always analyzed by a Cato Networks security analyst before they are passed on to the customer. Cato thus prevents irrelevant signals from being reported. As a rule, you as an end customer only receive messages from your own security analyst, and no distracting automatic messaging.

Cato Networks MDR 2.0 tackles cybercrime

The CATO service package contains a completely new solution for Managed Detection and Response. It has a number of advantages compared to the competition, six of which we have described:

  • Instant and automatic detection; Cato’s MDR can be deployed immediately and security anomalies can provide immediate and automatic threat detection. Existing solutions often need to build a baseline first. This can take anywhere from a month to three months.
  • A solid backbone; Cato Networks has developed a simple yet massive data warehouse that stores the historical metadata for every IP address, session and stream that traverses the global Cato backbone. All this metadata about the internal and internet traffic, from thousands of companies and hundreds of thousands of external users, provides a lot of information about possible anomalies.
  • The Cato Threat Hunting System (CTHS); Cato trains multidimensional algorithms with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI). These algorithms learn to detect the difference between benign and malicious events. Precisely because Cato stores a lot of historical data and includes all customer traffic, Cato can better interpret the context of possible threats. A specific event can be benign on one customer’s network, but malicious on another. Cato MDR 2.0 sees the full context of each event.
  • Quickly available without extra worries; Cato Networks customers are already connected to the global Cato backbone. They just have to say: ‘I want MDR 2.0’ and then you have it. Cato Networks will then collect and investigate suspicious network flows. This search for additional insight continues continuously, without any involvement from customers. It is therefore a Zero Footprint Service. In contrast, many other systems require organizations to first install an ‘agent’ on endpoints, manage it, and then collect and analyze the data. This leads to a longer setup period, which is not the case with MDR 2.0.
  • Suitable for remotely working organizations; There is another advantage with COVID-inspired remote working. Many new systems and applications that are used remotely are not managed by the company’s security teams. They have little or no insight into it. If an attacker penetrates these remote systems, the attacker can easily shut down the security and potentially penetrate the corporate network from there. That cannot happen with Cato SD-WAN SASE because traffic from the remote device to the corporate network always goes through the Cato backbone, which detects and blocks potential security vulnerabilities. As a result, customers can not only see and stop the problem, but also understand it. As a result, security teams can now gain visibility into the remote endpoint and always guide their users to a solution.
  • An initial security scan based on best practices; Security automatically compares a customer’s security posture against best practices implemented by the best enterprises. This way you always have the correct configuration of network segmentation, firewall rules and security controls, such as IPS and anti-malware. Finally, everything is clearly available in one useful source.

Need more certainty about your Network Security?

Our advice is to contact us without obligation for a “ZTNA check”. It may just be that you think you are digitally safe, but will soon be attacked because there are too many holes in your defense.

If you want to know the 5 benefits of the Cato Threat Hunting System (CTHS) click here

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