Whenever a security incident occurs, security operations teams want to be able to instantly and accurately answer four critical questions: What data is compromised, by whom, using what device, and from where? The team at HoloNet Security has made answering these questions as simple as replaying a captured video, by ingeniously converting bits and bytes into a visual format that is meaningful to the human mind. This stunning technological innovation may sound like a simple task, but it is definitely not. Let us explain why…
Until now, in order to identify who has moved a digital asset, multiple, disparate products and highly-trained security experts were required to manually correlate data movement with the actual users, their applications and devices using a complicated process. Mapping out the data movement in this way is a time-consuming, expensive, and reactive exercise with obvious inherent limitations.
Visually recording activities in the physical world is straightforward – the camera just records what the human can see. But cyberspace is filled with bits and bytes, which humans cannot visibly perceive. Simply recording all the packets traversing your network wouldn’t work. Not only would it not be understandable to humans, it would consume massive amounts of data storage.
To function as a cybersecurity camera, we needed to (1) re-assemble the packets into their original file formats (e.g. Excel), and (2) link each file to the actual user, the device involved, and the application where the data is uploaded to or downloaded from… none of which are obviously visible. To accomplish this remarkable task, we amalgamated multiple technologies into a single platform.
Firstly, to identify real digital assets like sensitive and valuable business data, we needed deep content inspection technology (a core function of DLP) to scan the contents of each file as it flies through the network. Secondly, since digital assets reside anywhere – such as internal servers or in cloud services like Google Drive or Salesforce – we needed to embed CASB technology into the platform. Lastly, to detect “abnormal” movement or behavior the same way a surveillance camera does, we brought UEBA technology into the platform.
By combining CASB, UEBA, and DLP technologies into a powerful unified solution, we can provide you with an unmatched multi-dimensional, holistic view of the movements of your digital assets across your network and accurately identify anomalies automatically, in real time, without any manual effort by technical experts.
There are multiple benefits associated with HoloNet’s unique approach for security operations teams…
Operational Simplicity - Security teams don’t need to hire a highly-paid expert to use a surveillance camera to protect physical assets. The same is true with HoloNet’s cyberspace surveillance camera – it’s simple and straightforward to use with its consumer-grade UI. You can go back to any given time to see what had happened – what data was touched, by whom, using what device, and from where. At the touch of a finger, you can immediately view the “suspects”, just like instant replay with a physical surveillance camera.
Empowerment to Do More with Less - HoloNet integrates the best of UEBA, CASB and DLP technologies into a single, comprehensive Data-Centric Audit and Protection (DCAP) platform. Through our patent-pending Network Hologram technology, we offer a powerful solution that closes the gap between the real-time-based network world and offline-based analytics world for the first time. We liberate your highly skilled experts from tedious manual work, and empower your IT and security teams to do more with less.
Better Results, Cost Savings - By eliminating complicated manual processes and automatically correlating moving data with the actual users in real-time, OnFire not only shortens the lengthy post-incident investigation time, but does away with the need for costly technical specialists. Our relationship-based profiling offers much more precise anomaly detection than standalone UEBA or network event-based products. As a result, HoloNet virtually eliminates the usual avalanche of false positives that waste your valuable time and resources.
Just as you can continuously monitor and secure your physical assets with a surveillance camera, the HoloNet OnFire™ “cybersecurity camera” uniquely provides you with unmatched holographic visibility of your valuable digital assets moving across your entire network, along with continuous anomaly detection.
This blog reflects the contributions of the HoloNet team and guest bloggers who are data security experts. HoloNet Security is led by a team of seasoned security industry professionals with a proven record of success creating innovative security products and services.