Learn more about advanced threat detection
Advanced threat detection is a method of monitoring infrastructure to identify attacks that bypass traditional security prevention techniques. It often relies on techniques including endpoint monitoring, signature- and behavior-based detection, malware sandboxing and user and entity behavior analytics.
The purpose of advanced threat detection is to detect and mitigate an advanced attack proactively before it escalates to a breach. The benefits include reducing the number and severity of compromises, thus providing a more secure environment. Advanced threat detection is critical to protecting data and should be integrated into an organization’s security program.
Some common strategies for advanced threat detection include creating a broad test repository, understanding the behavior of benign software and collecting data continuously to detect anomalies. Malware sandboxing is a way to isolate an application from other programs and networks so that it can execute without impacting other resources. Predictive analytics is another strategy for advanced threat detection that can help to identify malicious behavior. Signature and behavior based threat detection is also widely used to uncover potentially malicious payloads.