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AlienVault Adds EDR Functionality to USM Anywhere

The security vendor's unified security management solution now combines threat detection, incident response, and compliance management in a single platform. By ChannelPro

Security vendor AlienVault has equipped its USM Anywhere unified security management solution with endpoint detection and response capabilities.

Powered by threat intelligence from San Mateo, Calif.-based AlienVault's security research team, USM Anywhere now combines threat detection, incident response, and compliance management in a single platform. According to AlienVault, the upshot for channel pros and their clients is enhanced ability to protect endpoints and networks in cloud and on-premises environments from new and evolving threats, especially those designed to evade detection by traditional perimeter security and signature-based identification techniques.

By intelligently correlating activities across the network, cloud, and endpoint, AlienVault says, USM Anywhere not only detects intrusions faster and with more accuracy now, but also provides detailed and automatically curated data that can help mitigate threats rapidly.

“As the threat landscape shifts, we continue to adapt and evolve USM Anywhere with new security capabilities, integrations, and intelligence,” said Russ Spitler, AlienVault’s senior vice president of product, in a press statement. “Endpoints are critical to a comprehensive security strategy, but many organizations struggle with the cost and complexity of EDR point solutions. Our approach to delivering EDR capabilities as part of a unified solution for threat detection, response and compliance enables companies of all sizes to detect and respond to threats quickly while eliminating the need to add more point solutions to their security stacks.”

Additional features in USM Anywhere include built-in file integrity monitoring to accelerate compliance efforts, proactive queries for risk mitigation, and log aggregation to simplify security operations.

“The new EDR capabilities in USM Anywhere allow my team of security analysts to simplify and cost-effectively provide 24/7 monitoring of all endpoint devices as part of our managed security services, giving our customers greater peace of mind,” said Jorge Colon, security operations technical lead for Tampa-based cybersecurity solutions specialist Abacode, in a press statement. “Not only does USM Anywhere help us to better track endpoints across different environments, but built-in threat intelligence automates threat detection so we can focus on rapid response."

AlienVault agreed to be acquired by AT&T last month.


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