Lateral Security Design

Prevent attackers from moving around in your environment

When cyber criminals gain access to your organization’s environment, they use lateral movement to expand their access and control within your network. They typically accomplish this through the use of stolen credentials or by exploiting vulnerabilities within your infrastructure. Sentinel offers a number of security solutions and services designed to proactively protect against lateral movement within your network, reducing the amount of damage that can be caused by an attacker and making it much more difficult for them to achieve their objectives.

Proactive Monitoring and Threat Hunting

Your security technologies must be continuously monitored to ensure they are functioning properly and providing the maximum amount of protection to keep your organization safe. If a critical error occurs or a piece of your infrastructure suddenly stops working, you need to know immediately so you can address the issue and eliminate any vulnerabilities that may have been created as a result.

Our managed security brand Fortis by Sentinel can provide 24x7x365 proactive monitoring of your environment, alerting you to any changes in status or availability as well as remaining vigilant for potential performance issues or threats that could harm your operational integrity in the near future.

This advanced level of visibility is overseen by the certified experts from our Network Operations Center (NOC) and Security Operations Center (SOC), who are trained to identify risks and uncover threats so you can take action and prevent escalation.

Extended Detection and Response (XDR)

Fortis by Sentinel’s ActiveDefense Extended Detection and Response (XDR) leverages a single platform that can ingest endpoint agent data, network-level information, and device logs. This data is correlated through custom development work from the Fortis DevOps team, and detections can occur from one or many sources of telemetry.

A benefit of XDR is that it allows analysts to view correlated detections in a single pane of glass and take appropriate response actions. This enables faster response, recommendations, and guidance to help you arrive at a solution sooner, reducing both the probability and impact of a disruption to service.

Micro Segmentation

Micro segmentation creates specific zones across your cloud and/or data center environment in an effort to isolate and individually secure application workloads. It is one of the key elements in a zero-trust security framework, significantly reducing attack surfaces, strengthening regulatory compliance, simplifying policy management, and allowing for greater visibility and control.

Establishing and maintaining micro segmentation within your environment requires extensive attention to detail and technical knowledge to ensure optimal policies, workload divisions, and traffic flows are in place that strengthen your protection and meet your specific needs.

The security experts from Fortis by Sentinel have extensive experience working with organizations of all types on the development of micro segmentation. Our partnership-centric approach means we collaborate directly with your team to define, set, and enforce segmentation policies aimed at making it incredibly difficult for attackers to move laterally throughout your environment. The Fortis by Sentinel team can also help maintain your micro segmentation as part of our Managed Security offering, allowing your IT department to focus on other important tasks.

Deception and Decoys

Deception technology includes decoys and other security traps your organization can deploy that appear to be valuable assets such as domains, databases, files, applications, and user credentials. If an attacker manages to infiltrate your network undetected and moves laterally in an attempt to escalate access, they may engage with one of these decoys or traps, which then alerts IT administrators to take action. While the threat can automatically be contained and purged from your environment through deception technology, it can also be beneficial to study the behavior of these cyber criminals as they explore worthless faux assets and then use that intelligence against them.

There are numerous benefits to deception technology, including improved threat detection, expanded security coverage within your environment, a low false positive rate, and greater control over how you respond to an attack. Sentinel offers industry-best deception and decoy solutions that can easily be deployed across all types of environments. They operate using a “set it and forget it” approach, so you’re only notified when an alert gets triggered. Decoys can be run independently by your IT team, or managed as part of Fortis by Sentinel’s security portfolio. They integrate perfectly with any of our offerings, including Fortis ActiveDefenseTM SOC Monitoring as well as Extended Detection and Response (XDR) services.