Network Anomaly Security Service

A Critical Part of your IT Security Arsenal

What is Network Anomaly Security Service?

Network Anomaly Security involves the continuous monitoring of a proprietary network for unusual events, usage, or trends. Network Security Services from Synoptek add a critical, layer of security to the cybersecurity protection you already have such as firewalls, antivirus software, and spyware-detection programs.  Network Security Services (NSS) provides a layer of protection these other traditional security services do not offer.

5 Reasons you need a Managed Network Security Services as part of your overall Cybersecurity Defense:

  1. Organizations are just now realizing that cybersecurity is not limited to network perimeters but must extend beyond them
  2. Malware has many ways to get inside an IT environment, and as sophisticated evasion techniques continually evolve, anomaly monitoring becomes more important
  3. Organizations face complex challenges in defending critical IT assets against network-based threats
  4. Organizations typically lack the budget or knowledgeable cybersecurity personnel to create an effective strategy that includes network anomaly detection
  5. A network of interconnected servers and users creates hiding places for malicious clients, and the best way to detect malicious clients is to monitor usage with network security detection programs

The benefit in using Synoptek’s Network Security Services is that it can provide protection both internally and externally and identify a number of different types of threats without having to define in advance exactly what the threat might be.

Don’t leave your organization vulnerable to “undefined” threats.

You Must Have “Visibility” to Network Traffic

So, how do you know if a malicious threat is accessing sensitive enterprise servers and files, corrupting or destroying data? By detecting network and user anomalies, IT administrators working with cybersecurity professionals will be able to recognize when a threat is inside their IT environment more quickly than through any other traditional defense methods.

Synoptek Network Security Services are built to track critical “behaviors” of networks, systems, and users and generate an alert if something happens outside the established baseline that might indicate the presence of a threat.

Synoptek Network Security Services also monitors the behavior of individual network subscribers. For an NSS program to track users, a baseline of user behavior and network access need to be set over a specified period. Once user parameters are defined as normal, any departure from “normal” usage can initiate alerts.  This is an essential element in assuring governance policies are maintained.

A Network Security Services program can identify:Synoptek Network Anomaly Detection Service

  • Unauthorized file and data transfer, internally or externally
  • Increased traffic volume
  • Bandwidth usage
  • Protocol use
  • Unauthorized access to servers and databases
  • Unauthorized use of credentials
  • Port-scanning of internal company servers
  • Ransomware infections
  • Malware infections
  • Analysis of “BYOD” devices and file access
  • Tracking of remote access devices
  • Domain generation algorithm
  • Peer-to-peer connection analysis

Network Security Services should be deployed in addition to traditional firewalls and other IT security applications for the detection of malware.

 

Managed Network Security Services Overview:

Synoptek utilizes Darktrace, a leading IT Security Company, to bring together all of the elements needed to implement a practical Network Services solution.Darktrace Logo

Darktrace contributes its unique “machine learning” algorithms to detect changes and allow meaning to be drawn from large datasets.

The fundamental technology underlying Darktrace is powered by advanced, unsupervised machine learning, which is capable of determining what is normal and what is abnormal inside a network on an evolving basis, without using training data or customized models.

Synoptek provides the managed IT infrastructure supervision needed to make sure all components and devices are identified, working, and monitored.  Additionally, the Synoptek Security team provides ongoing management of the Darktrace platform and all alerts.

Why Machine Learning Detection is the only way

Until recently, this method of tracking devices and usage over thousands of devices, distributed cloud deployments, and multiple networks was unmanageable.  IT Security staff would be required to look at massive amounts of data and determine various thresholds and usage patterns for each user and device.  The machine learning capability of Synoptek’s Network Security Service automatically sets and analyzes these usage patterns.  It can then isolate issues and correlates them to baseline profiles and if an item is found, can alert IT Security staff to the need for further investigation or prescriptive action.

Total visibility of all digital interactions and communications, not just a subset of them, is critical because it allows security professionals to make the best possible decisions, based on an understanding of the bigger picture. With visibility of the global trends and patterns that are happening on a day-to-day basis across the enterprise, these individuals are in a better position to configure security controls and the network environment, identify vulnerabilities or rogue employees, and indeed curb live cyber-threats. Seeing and understanding what is going on in real time is the first step to seeing what should not be happening – however subtle the deviation is.Contact Us -

 

What you Get with Synoptek’s Network Security Services

 

Baseline Analysis and Configuration

The key to making this service useful is establishing a “baseline” for all devices, networks, and users.  Synoptek’s IT Management capabilities ensure everything is working and communicating data to detection database.  To accomplish this, we will go through a detailed onboarding process which will include:

  • Subnets, VLANs, and the devices withinSynoptek Managed IT with Darktrace
  • List Key Stakeholders, Dept. Heads, Executives
  • Approved 3rd Party Providers- OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.
  • White-/Black- listed Websites
  • Anatomy of existing Security Policies
  • Current Asset Inventory List
  • Including assets of high organizational or strategic value
  • Setup includes items such as:
  • User Creation on Darktrace Appliance
  • Network Access to client’s Darktrace Appliance via VPN etc.
  • Escalation Workflow Creation
  • Document current Darktrace deployment & deployment roadmap

To optimize the process in which Synoptek supports the client, Synoptek works in close collaboration with the client’s Security and IT Team to document acceptable processes such as data transfers, internal network scanners, updating & patching, and more.

 

Weekly Threat Analysis and Review Meetings

During weekly threat intelligence meetings Synoptek will walk through each incident and provide your team with guidance for ongoing threats, misconfigurations, IT operational issues, policy violations, and more.

These reports include:

  • Executive Summary of the events that unfolded from the prior week as well as detailing the severity level associated with each event
  • Incident/breach details for both network and system engineers
  • Detailed remediation planning from Synoptek’s Analysts

 

An IT Security Professional Team

The IT Security Solutions Team at Synoptek has experience analyzing and protecting hundreds of clients with all types of IT Security needs and operating environments.  Many of our security solutions are compatible with your existing security platforms.  Our team has the following security credentials:

Skilled IT Security Professional team with the following certifications:

  • M.S.I.S.A- Masters of Science, Information Security, and Assurance
  • CISSP- Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • C|EH Certified Ethical Hacker
  • C|HFI Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator
  • CCNA- Cisco Certification- Certified Cisco Network Associate
  • CCNP- Cisco Certification – Certified Cisco Network Professional

 

Cyber Intelligence is Different than Threat Management

The fundamental flaw of risk management is that it requires sharing information about past attacks.  It is “retrospective” and does not help organizations defend against tomorrow’s fresh attacks. It requires at least one organization to get burnt by each new attack vector in order to find it, limiting itself to telling you about previous attacks, in the assumption that the same attack might replicate itself. Typically, it takes months for a new attack vector or technique to manifest in threat intelligence feeds.Synoptek Network Anomaly Detection 1

Cyber intelligence is not about identifying past threats and attack vectors but is focused on understanding what is happening within your organization, to a level of granularity that will expose even very subtle actions. Clever intelligence is about analyzing this detailed, real-time information in such a way as to correlate multiple weak indicators and form a picture of understanding from that data.

The cyber intelligence function is crucial to risk mitigation strategies that are being put in place to deal with tomorrow’s threats, providing organizations with actionable knowledge and evidence that they would not otherwise have access to, and allowing them to deal with the genesis of a compromise, at the point that the abnormality emerges.

Synoptek’s Network Security Service provides you the “cyber intelligence” capabilities you need.

 

Summary Takeaway Regarding Your IT Security

You need to keep ahead of changing malware threats.  You have two choices.  Consistently use programs designed to detect malware and hope Contact Us -any new threats have been updated in your scans.  OR let Synoptek Managed Services, in partnership with Darktrace, provide you a complete protection solution for all of the undefined threats.

Contact Us now and speak with one of our IT Security Team members to learn more.

 

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