Verizon Adds Early Threat Detection to Managed Security Service

Verizon is giving customers access to advanced monitoring and new abilities to drill down into their own log data via a customer portal to get a clearer picture of potential problems.

November 18, 2014

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NEW YORK -- To help enterprise organizations keep up with the constant onslaught of cybersecurity threats, Verizon is enhancing its Managed Security Services portfolio with a new advanced monitoring service and next-generation web-based portal.

Verizon found that one of the greatest challenges for companies that want to prevent security incidents is the lack of visibility into early attack indicators and signs of misconfiguration or non-compliance with security policies.

Verizon is rolling out its new NetFlow Monitoring service that is focused on analysis of client Netflow data samples from the Verizon IP backbone network. By using automated analysis of suspicious IP communications, the cloud-based service helps clients discover the risk to their organizations by monitoring and analyzing indicators of compromise in Netflow traffic.

The client-specific data source is correlated with findings from the Verizon Cyber Intelligence Center (VCIC) which serves as the hub for all threat analytics and intelligence gathering, enabling a 360 degree view of the global threat landscape.

Intelligence feeds include data from Verizon’s:

  • Global Security Monitoring and Management Service with 24x7 operations around the world

    • Incident response work

    • Forensics findings

    • Malware analysis and fraud trend analysis

    • Data Breach Investigations Report database Through these feeds, Verizon can identify types of behaviors and indicators of specific attackers, with the goal of breaking the attack chain and identifying attacks before the cybercriminal does lasting damage or steals sensitive information.

      Netflow Monitoring Service findings are available to clients via the Security and Compliance Dashboard which was recently enhanced to provide better visualization and interaction; a better analytics engine; and better log storage technology.

      With these enhancements, clients can more easily see a visualization of an attack as well as all of the associated events and logs. The newly updated portal supplies an incident summary, with efficient drill down to raw log data for investigation plus additional sorting, filtering and customization capabilities. It also includes event status for customized data modeling to provide answers to specific administrator queries.

      Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

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