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In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, staying ahead of threats requires a comprehensive approach. Network Detection and Response (NDR) has emerged as a key player, and Vectra’s industry-leading NDR platform is at the forefront of this technological evolution. Let’s delve into the relevance of NDR, the unique advantages offered by Vectra, and the seamless integration with your security ecosystem that Jarviss provides with its Managed eXtended Detection and Response (MXDR) services.

The Significance of Vectra’s NDR Platform

Vectra’s NDR platform stands out by providing comprehensive network-based threat detection through the utilization of advanced Machine Learning and AI technology. This innovative solution complements traditional Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) deployments, offering a robust threat detection mechanism for unmanaged network devices, including Internet of Things (IoT) and Operational Technology (OT) devices that may not support agents.

Key Benefits of Vectra’s NDR:

  1. Advanced Machine Learning and AI:
    • Contextual Analysis: Vectra’s platform excels in contextual analysis, offering a deeper understanding of network activities.
    • Actionable Alerts: The integration of Machine Learning and AI results in highly actionable alerts with a notably reduced false positive rate.
  2. Real-Time Monitoring and Anomaly Detection:
    • Holistic View: Vectra’s NDR platform provides real-time monitoring and anomaly detection, offering a holistic view of network-based attacks without relying on signatures.
  3. Insider Threat Detection:
    • User Behaviour Analysis: By scrutinizing user behaviour, Vectra’s NDR aids in identifying anomalous activities that may indicate insider threats or compromised accounts.
  4. Efficient Network Traffic Management:
    • Protocol Parsing and Log Collection: Vectra takes charge of network traffic monitoring, protocol parsing, and normalized log collection in its dedicated datalake. This proves particularly valuable in scenarios where SIEM logging costs soar, certain log sources are unavailable, or when dealing with challenging protocols like SMB, RDP, and Kerberos.

Seamless Integration: Elevating Defense Capabilities

The power of NDR is amplified when seamlessly integrated into your security ecosystem. Vectra’s NDR solution, when combined with EDR solutions such as SentinelOne, Palo Alto Cortex, and others, extends its reach beyond the network, providing insights into host activities.

Additional Integration Benefits:

  1. Asset Management Integration:
    • Contextual Insights: Integrating with asset management solutions like Armis enhances contextual understanding. When investigating suspicious activity, understanding the source – whether it’s a managed device, server, or critical asset – becomes crucial.
  2. Cloud Security
    • Vectra NDR seamlessly extends its platform to include cloud environments. By continuously monitoring and analysing network traffic patterns, user behaviours, and application activities in cloud infrastructures, Vectra NDR ensures comprehensive threat visibility and detection.
    • With the ability to detect and respond to threats in real-time, Vectra NDR plays a crucial role in mitigating risks associated with cloud deployments, offering a scalable and adaptive solution to secure the dynamic and ever-expanding cloud landscape.

MXDR by Jarviss: Enrichment and Automation

At Jarviss, we take NDR integration to the next level with our Managed eXtended Detection and Response (MXDR) services. Enhancing the capabilities of Vectra’s NDR, our MXDR service not only provides holistic enrichment but also introduces automated actions for swift threat mitigation



MXDR Automated Response Actions:

  1. Holistic Enrichment:
    • Active Directory Enrichment: MXDR enriches NDR alerts automatically with data from Active Directory (or Entra-ID), Firewalls, Asset Management, EDR, and Threat Intelligence.
  2. Automated Threat Mitigation:
    • One-Click Actions: MXDR allows customers to mitigate threats with a single click, ranging from disconnecting a machine from the network, disabling a user in AD, dynamically blocking a user or host on the firewall to enforcing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
  3. Reducing False Positives:
    • Context-Rich Alerts: By delivering highly enriched alerts with all necessary context, MXDR reduces false positives, enabling faster and more accurate responses.

Conclusion: Empowering Cybersecurity with Vectra and Jarviss

In a world where cyber threats are relentless, Vectra’s NDR platform, coupled with Jarviss’s MXDR services, empowers cybersecurity professionals with advanced tools for detection, response, and mitigation. To explore more about Vectra, click here. For a deeper dive into Jarviss MXDR, click here.

Written by Luk Schoonaert, Strategic Advisor Manager Security Services, Jarviss.

Embrace the future of cybersecurity, where proactive defense meets seamless integration and automated response actions. Stay secure, stay vigilant!