Last updated at Sun, 11 Feb 2024 22:52:45 GMT

Throughout the year, we’ve provided roundups of what’s new in InsightIDR, our cloud-based SIEM tool (see the H1 recap post, and our most recent Q3 2020 recap post). As we near the end of 2020, we wanted to offer a closer look at some of the recent updates and releases in InsightIDR from Q4 2020.

Complete endpoint visibility with enhanced endpoint telemetry (EET)

With the addition of the enhanced endpoint telemetry (EET) add-on module, InsightIDR customers now have the ability to access all process start activity data (aka any events captured when an application, service, or other process starts on an endpoint) in InsightIDR’s log search. This data provides a full picture of endpoint activity, enabling customers to create custom detections, see the full scope of an attack, and effectively detect and respond to incidents. Read more about this new add-on in our blog here, and see our on-demand demo below.

Network Traffic Analysis: Insight Network Sensor for AWS now in general availability

In our last quarterly recap, we introduced our early access period for the Insight Network Sensor for AWS, and today we’re excited to announce its general availability. Now, all InsightIDR customers can deploy a network sensor on their AWS Virtual Private Cloud and configure it to communicate with InsightIDR. This new sensor generates the same data outputs as the existing Insight Network Sensor, and its ability to deploy in AWS cloud environments opens up a whole new way for customers to gain insight into what is happening within their cloud estates. For more details, check out the requirements here.

Network Traffic Analysis for AWS environments in Rapid7 InsightIDR.

New Attacker Behavior Analytics (ABA) threats

Our threat intelligence and detection engineering (TIDE) team and SOC experts are constantly updating our detections as they discover new threats. Most recently, our team added 86 new Attacker Behavior Analytics (ABA) threats within InsightIDR. Each of these threats is a collection of three rules looking for one of 38,535 specific Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) known to be associated with a malicious actor’s various aliases.  

In total, we have 258 new rules, or three for each type of threat. The new rule types for each threat are as follows:

  • Suspicious DNS Request - <Malicious Actor Name> Related Domain Observed
  • Suspicious Web Request - <Malicious Actor Name> Related Domain Observed
  • Suspicious Process - <Malicious Actor Name> Related Binary Executed
New InsightIDR detections for activity related to recent SolarWinds Orion attack: The Rapid7 Threat Detection & Response team has compared publicly available indicators against our existing detections, deployed new detections, and updated our existing detection rules as needed. We also published in-product queries so that customers can quickly determine whether activity related to the breaches has occurred within their environment. Rapid7 is closely monitoring the situation, and will continue to update our detections and guidance as more information becomes available. See our recent blog post for additional details.

Custom Parser editing

InsightIDR customers leveraging our Custom Parsing Tool can now edit fields in their pre-existing parsers. With this new addition, you can update the parser name, extract additional fields, and edit existing extracted fields. For detailed information on our Custom Parsing Tool capabilities, check out our help documentation here.

Managing custom parsing rules in Rapid7 InsightIDR

Record user-driven and automated activity with Audit Logging

Available to all InsightIDR customers, our new Audit Logging service is now in Open Preview. Audit logging enables you to track user driven and automated activity in InsightIDR and across Rapid7’s Insight Platform, so you can investigate who did what, when. Audit Logging will also help you fulfill compliance requirements if these details are requested by an external auditor. Learn more about the Audit Logging Open Preview in our help docs here, and see step-by-step instructions for how to turn it on here.

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New event source integrations: Cybereason, Sophos Intercept X, and DivvyCloud by Rapid7

With our recent event source integrations with Cybereason and Sophos Intercept X, InsightIDR customers can spend less time jumping in and out of multiple endpoint protection tools and more time focusing on investigating and remediating attacks within InsightIDR.

  • Cybereason: Cybereason’s Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) platform detects events that signal malicious operations (Malops), which can now be fed as an event source to InsightIDR. With this new integration, every time an alert fires in Cybereason, it will get relayed to InsightIDR. Read more in our recent blog post here.
  • Sophos Intercept X: Sophos Intercept X is an endpoint protection tool used to detect malware and viruses in your environment. InsightIDR features a Sophos Intercept X event source that you can configure to parse alert types as Virus Alert events. Check out our help documentation here.
  • DivvyCloud: This past spring, Rapid7 acquired DivvyCloud, a leader in Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) that provides real-time analysis and automated remediation for cloud and container technologies. Now, we’re excited to announce a custom log integration where cloud events from DivvyCloud can be sent to InsightIDR for analysis, investigations, reporting, and more. Check out our help documentation here.

Stay tuned for more!

As always, we’re continuing to work on exciting product enhancements and releases throughout the year. Keep an eye on our blog and release notes as we continue to highlight the latest in detection and response at Rapid7.