Attivo Extends AD Assessment to Azure AD to Cover Hybrid & Cloud
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Attivo Extends AD Assessment to Azure AD to Cover Hybrid & Cloud

American Security Today

Attivo Networks®, the expert in identity security and lateral movement attack prevention, and a Multi-Award Winner in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, has expanded its identity infrastructure assessment technology for Azure Active Directory (AD).

These new capabilities add hybrid environment support for continuous exposure visibility and provide remediation guidance for on-premises, in the cloud, and managed AD environments.

Nearly 80 percent of attacks are caused by threat actors leveraging identity security gaps to gain privileged access and move laterally throughout the network to execute their attack plans.

This new enhancement adds to the Attivo Networks’s existing identity security portfolio, which provides over 200 checks for exposures that adversaries use to gain privileges, install backdoors, and proliferate malware.

Attivo has also added 15 additional automated Azure AD risk health checks and remediation guidance.

“The Attivo ADAssessor solution continues to provide essential identity exposure visibility across on-premises and cloud deployments, now including Azure AD,” explains Srikant Vissamsetti, SVP of engineering at Attivo Networks.

Enterprises can now reduce risk by finding, fixing, and remediating exposures within AD.”

“Our technology limits the attacker’s ability to identify sensitive targets, compromise misconfigurations, move laterally, and gain persistence across hybrid environments.”

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading industry analyst and consulting firm dedicated to the IT and data management market, recently analyzed the rapid increase of Active Directory exploits and identity-based attacks, as well as the industry’s response to this growing threat.

Over 70% of organizations reported that they had accepted AD exposures due to operational concerns, and only 33% stated they believed they could defend against AD attacks in real-time. Over half of organizations surveyed plan to prioritize securing Active Directory further to defend themselves against identity-based attacks.

With this enhanced new offering, organizations can easily boost their protection of Active Directory in Azure and on-premises, to gain continuous visibility with actionable insight into exposures, and misconfiguration for domains, users, and devices.

ADAssessor is the gold standard for easy, scalable use, deploying without elevated privileges to a single standard workstation within the AD forest.

The solution includes a management console for analysis and management.

Attivo Networks®which has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by SentinelOne, are the experts in Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR), protecting against identity compromise, privilege escalation, and lateral movement attacks.

Through cyber visibility programs, deception, and conditional access tactics, the Attivo ThreatDefend® Platform offers a customer-proven, scalable solution for denying, detecting, and derailing attackers and reducing attack surfaces without relying on signatures.

The portfolio provides patented innovative defenses at critical points of attack, including at endpoints, in Active Directory, in the cloud, and across the entire network by preventing and misdirecting attack activity.

Forensics, automated attack analysis, and third-party integrations streamline incident response.

Deception as a defense strategy continues to grow and is an integral part of NIST Special Publications and MITRE® Shield, and its capabilities tightly align to the MITRE Engage™ Framework.

Attivo has won over 180 awards for its technology innovation and leadership.

In addition to the Platinum Award, Attivo Networks also won a much-coveted 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Extraordinary Leadership & Innovation Award, in recognition of their best-in-class cybersecurity and identity security platform in the global marketplace.

Read the original article by Tammy Wait on American Security Today.

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