Minimize the Impact of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities with Network Protection
Protecting your company against evolving threats should always be a major goal of any cybersecurity program. But zero-day threats are a challenge for even the best-prepared organizations.
A security threat that exploits a previously unknown vulnerability is known as a zero-day threat. Undetectable by signature-based cybersecurity solutions (signature recognition), zero-days can be exploited via a number of techniques (malware, targeted attack, etc.).
When zero-day vulnerabilities are discovered, it’s often too late. Attacks using the exploit are already underway. Technology providers with this vulnerability must act quickly and scramble to release security patches to limit the damage. Even when patches are released, they are not always fast enough to stop attacks. In fact, they are often not applied until weeks later. If a zero-day threat is not considered dangerous enough, patching may be delayed until the next scheduled software release, which can leave organizations exposed for long periods of time.
In some cases, the vulnerability may be exploited before an effective version of the patch is available. In these extreme cases, where no patch can be created, organizations must implement workarounds to prevent exploitation of the vulnerability.
How to prevent Zero-Day Threats?
Zero-day threats are often very damaging to organizations because they are difficult to detect and remediate. It’s understood that signature-based cybersecurity technologies can’t protect you adequately from zero-day cyberthreats. To be able to protect against zero-day threats effectively, you must use security technologies that can detect anomalies, abnormal or suspicious behavior in your network and then take action to block them. These technologies are generally based on AI. You need at least two (2) types of technologies capable of detecting anomalies in your network:
- An endpoint-level protection technology, such as antivirus or EDR
- A network-level protection technology (IDS/IPS/NDR) such as StreamScan CDS
In addition, of course, you need a good firewall to filter the types of communications coming in and out of your network.
Organizations also need the threat intelligence to identify a potential attack campaign, the tools to act on that intelligence, and a unified platform that supports a rapid and coordinated response to threats.
How can StreamScan help you?
Our innovative AI-based Cyber Threat Detection (CDS) technology is a perfect example of a network monitoring solution. It provides 360-degree visibility into your network, monitoring your entire network with no blind spots or exclusions. And the CDS is the backbone of our Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service, which we developed specifically to help small and medium-sized businesses access enterprise-grade cybersecurity protection.
In 2019, the Canadian federal government selected StreamScan's CDS as an innovative cybersecurity technology. Put StreamScan’s advanced protection against zero-day attacks to work for you!
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