Cybersecurity is a constant battle. Attacks are endless, and adversaries are resourceful, creative, and persistent — a formidable combination. Preparing for battle requires a business is equally resourceful, creative, and persistent in its threat detection, threat coverage, and response capabilities. Otherwise, the risk of becoming a cyberattack victim intensifies.

The Three Dimensions of Cyberthreats

Since attack techniques vary, threat coverage must be broad and deep. At Fortra’s Alert Logic, our solution is not focused on just one particular environment, such as the data center, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, SaaS, or third-party security products. Instead, Alert Logic addresses three dimensions of threats.

Comprehensive environment

Most organizations are on a journey to the cloud. Some, like new startups, run their entire operation in the cloud. But most organizations today are hybrid and likely will remain so for a long time (if not forever).

This is why it’s important to ensure your cybersecurity is comprehensive coverage, the first dimension of threat coverage. You not only need to safeguard your data center infrastructure but also protect your AWS, Azure, and SaaS environments, including any third-party security products.


The second dimension of threat coverage is analytics. What types of analytics does Alert Logic use?

Rule/signature-based analytics

Some threats have been around for a long time and are easily recognized by their signatures. Alert Logic applies signature-based analytics to detect and respond to these types of threats based on their known behaviors.

Aggregate-based analytics

Data aggregation often uncovers potentially threatening conditions. For example, the same user trying to login from various locations or geographies at the same time can be a sign that something isn’t right. When this happens, Alert Logic applies aggregate-based analytics designed to flag these conditions and alert security personnel.

Machine learning/anomaly-based analytics

Machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies can help identify previously unknown types of cyberattacks. Alert Logic uses these technologies for pattern recognition and anomaly detection via user behavior-based analytics. Machine learning combined with human expertise allows Alert Logic to flag suspicious activity and inform security personnel for fast action.

Alert Logic employs several types of high-quality analytics to ensure your environment is protected. Because when it comes to analytics, quality is more important than quantity.

Threat coverage scenarios

Covering specific threat scenarios is the third dimension of threat coverage. For most CISOs today, certain types of threats are top of mind, as they are extremely pervasive and newsworthy.

Alert Logic has built-in mechanisms that help uncover common threat scenarios and prevent them from penetrating or lurking in your environment. These include the three most common types of attacks: ransomware, web application attacks, and authentication-based attacks.

In addition to these specific common threats, new threats continue to emerge. Alert Logic’s approach to threat coverage is not limited to certain scenarios as it protects against known threats as well as detects new ones as they surface.

Preparing for Battle

Alert Logic’s coverage is broad and encompasses various techniques to ensure you have the most comprehensive protection against threats across all your environments, including cloud, on-premises, and SaaS. To learn more about Alert Logic’s managed detection and response (MDR) solution, schedule a live demonstration.



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