Posts tagged Endpoint Security

5 min Endpoint Security

Endpoint Agents Are Necessary for Today’s Modern Environment: Here’s Why (Part 1)

Endpoint agents can help you integrate your siloed vulnerability management and incident detection and response programs and implement SecOps practices.

4 min InsightIDR

Finding Evil: Why Managed Detection and Response Zeroes In On the Endpoint

This post was co-written with Wade Woolwine [/author/wade-woolwine], Rapid7 Director of Managed Services. What three categories do attackers exploit to get on your corporate network? Vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and credentials. Whether the attack starts by stealing cloud service credentials, or exploiting a vulnerability on a misconfigured, internet-facing asset, compromising an internal asset is a great milestone for an intruder. Once an endpoint is compromised, the attacker can: *

3 min InsightIDR

An Agent to Rule Them All: InsightIDR Monitors Win, Linux & Mac Endpoints

Today’s SIEM tools [https://www.rapid7.com/solutions/siem/] aren’t just for compliance and post-breach investigations. Advanced analytics, such as user behavior analytics [https://www.rapid7.com/solutions/user-behavior-analytics/], are now core to SIEM [/2017/10/16/siem-market-evolution-and-the-future-of-siem-tools/] to help teams find the needles in their ever-growing data stacks. That means in order for project success, the right data sources need to be connected: “If a log falls in a forest a

4 min Cloud Infrastructure

Announcing Microsoft Azure Asset Discovery in InsightVM

Almost every security or IT practitioner is familiar with the ascent and continued dominance [https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/02/aws-still-owns-the-cloud/] of Amazon Web Services (AWS). But you only need to peel back a layer or two to find Microsoft Azure growing its own market share [https://seekingalpha.com/article/4053217-microsoft-azure-growing-presence-cloud] and establishing its position as the most-used, most-likely-to-renew [https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2017/05/28/how-aws-

3 min Endpoint Security

Live Vulnerability Monitoring with Agents for Linux...and more

A few months ago, I shared news of the release of the macOS Insight Agent [/2016/12/29/macos-agent-in-nexpose-now]. Today, I'm pleased to announce the availability of the the Linux Agent within Rapid7's vulnerability management solutions [https://rapid7.com/solutions/vulnerability-management/]. The arrival of the Linux Agent completes the trilogy that Windows and macOS began in late 2016. For Rapid7 customers, all that really matters is you've got new capabilities to add to your kit. Introducin

2 min Endpoint Security

Addressing the issue of misguided security spending

It's the $64,000 question in security – both figuratively and literally: where do you spend your money? Some people vote, at least initially, for risk assessment. Some for technology acquisition. Others for ongoing operations. Smart security leaders will cover all the above and more. It's interesting though – according to a recent study titled the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report [http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/2017-thales-data-threat-report-security-spending-decisions-leave-sensitive-dat

3 min Haxmas

12 Days of HaXmas: The Gift of Endpoint Visibility and Log Analytics

Merry HaXmas to you! Each year we mark the 12 Days of HaXmas [/tag/haxmas/] with 12 blog posts on hacking-related topics and roundups from the year. This year, we're highlighting some of the “gifts” we want to give back to the community. And while these gifts may not come wrapped with a bow, we hope you enjoy them. Machine generated log data is probably the simplest and one of the most used data source for everyday use cases such as troubleshooting, monitoring, security investigations … the lis

4 min Nexpose

macOS Agent in Nexpose Now

As we look back on a super 2016, it would be easy to rest on one's laurels and wax poetic on the halcyon days of the past year. But at Rapid7 the winter holidays are no excuse for slowing down: The macOS Rapid7 Insight Agent is now available within Nexpose Now. Live Monitoring for macOS Earlier this year, we introduced Live Monitoring for Endpoints [/2016/09/28/live-monitoring-for-endpoints] with the release of a Windows agent for use with Nexpose Now. The feedback from the Community has been

4 min User Behavior Analytics

SIEM Tools Aren't Dead, They're Just Shedding Some Extra Pounds

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) [https://www.rapid7.com/fundamentals/siem/] is security's Schrödinger's cat. While half of today's organizations have purchased SIEM tools, it's unknown if the tech is useful to the security team… or if its heart is even beating or deployed. In response to this pain, people, mostly marketers, love to shout that SIEM is dead, and analysts are proposing new frameworks with SIEM 2.0/3.0, Security Analytics [https://www.forrester.com/report/Vendor-La

3 min InsightOps

Announcing InsightOps - Pioneering Endpoint Visibility and Log Analytics

Our mission at Rapid7 is to solve complex security and IT challenges with simple, innovative solutions. Late last year Logentries joined the Rapid7 family to help to drive this mission. The Logentries technology itself had been designed to reveal the power of log data to the world and had built a community of 50,000 users on the foundations of our real time, easy to use yet powerful log management and analytics engine. Today we are excited to announce InsightOps, the next generation of Logentri

2 min Nexpose

Live Monitoring with Endpoint Agents

At the beginning of summer, we announced some major enhancements [https://www.rapid7.com/products/nexpose/now.jsp] to Nexpose including Live Monitoring, Threat Exposure Analytics, and Liveboards, powered by the Insight Platform [https://www.rapid7.com/trust/]. These capabilities help organizations using our vulnerability management [https://www.rapid7.com/solutions/vulnerability-management.jsp?CS=blog] solution to spot changes as it happens and prioritize risks for remediation. We've also been

3 min User Behavior Analytics

[Q&A] User Behavior Analytics as Easy as ABC Webcast

Earlier this week, we had a great webcast all about User Behavior Analytics [https://www.rapid7.com/solutions/user-behavior-analytics.jsp?cs=blog] (UBA). If you'd like to learn why organizations are benefiting from UBA, including how it works, top use cases, and pitfalls to avoid, along with a demo of Rapid7 InsightIDR, check out on-demand: User Behavior Analytics: As Easy as ABC [https://information.rapid7.com/uba-as-easy-as-abc.html] or the UBA Buyer's Tool Kit [https://information.rapid7.com/

3 min SIEM

Detecting Stolen Credentials Requires Endpoint Monitoring

If you are serious about detecting advanced attackers using compromised credentials [https://www.rapid7.com/resources/compromised-credentials.jsp] on your network, there is one fact that you must come to terms with: you need to somehow collect data from your endpoints. There is no way around this fact. It is not only because the most likely way that these attackers will initially access your network is via an endpoint. Yes, that is true, but there are also behaviors, both simple and stealthy, th

4 min Incident Detection

Attackers Love When You Stop Watching Your Endpoints, Even For A Minute

One of the plagues of the incident detection space is the bias of functional fixedness. The accepted thought is that your monitoring is only effective for systems that are within the perimeter and communicating directly with the domain controller. And, the logic continues, when they are away from this trusted realm, your assets are protected only by the preventive software running on them. Given the continuous rise of remote workers (telecommuting rose 79 percent from 2005 to 2012), it's now tim

4 min Incident Detection

IDC: 70% of Successful Breaches Originate on the Endpoint

This is part 2 of a blog post series on a new IDC infographic covering new data on compromised credentials and incident detection [http://www.rapid7.com/resources/infographics/rapid7-efficient-incident-detection-investigation-saves-money.html] . Check out part 1 now [/2014/11/10/more-efficient-incident-detection-and-investigation-saves-400000-per-year-says-idc] if you missed it. Most organizations focus on their server infrastructure when thinking about security – a fact we often see in our Ne