"There is no comparable product on the market." - SPIE Switzerland Ltd. implements Active Cyber Defense (ACD) service
by Tina Siering
SPIE Switzerland Ltd. is one of the leading ICT (information communication services) service providers in Switzerland and offers a complete portfolio of integrated ICT services. In order to minimize the time-critical gap between "protection" and "response" after a successful compromise has actually occurred, the company was looking for a reliable solution for early attack detection - because once attackers have successfully penetrated a network, it still takes an average of six months before they are identified. In addition, SPIE also wanted to secure the numerous components within the IT network that could not be protected by agent-based security solutions - for example, IoT devices.
During their research, IT managers at SPIE quickly came across Allgeier secion's Active Cyber Defense (ACD) service. ACD is a "managed detection and response service" (MDR) that proactively and continuously analyzes networks for anomalies, detecting attackers' communications to their command and control servers (C&Cs). If a compromise occurs, Allgeier secion's security analysts inform the customer immediately if action is required. Incident response measures can thus be initiated in a targeted and timely manner - before any damage occurs.
ACD includes the monitoring of all systems in a network, regardless of their operating system, device type or logging capabilities. This also applies to IoT, ICS, OT, BYOD or third-party devices.