Anomaly-based Host Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)

Anomaly Detection and Security at the Host Layer

Lacework enables organizations to strengthen their cloud security with an anomaly-based intrusion detection system that operates at the host-level. Because data is collected at the host level, security teams can more accurately and effectively detect insider attacks that others wouldn’t be identified in network traffic. Instead of using the same signatures and rules that hackers already know about, host intrusion detection (HIDS) operates far beyond the limitations of a network-based system to identify all activity happening across all workloads and accounts.

Security of your workloads depends on how well your HIDS solution can detect insider attacks that otherwise won’t be caught in the network traffic, and how well you can investigate an infected host or application based on the data that has been collected.

Host intrusion detection overcomes the limitations of network intrusion detection systems that are traditionally used in an enterprise data center or non-cloud based infrastructure. Intrusion detection originally looked only at ingress and egress traffic on an enterprise’s network. But to address the constantly changing nature of cloud and containerized environments, a new, agile, and far more comprehensive solution was required.

Actionable, Easy to Navigate Information About Every Incident

  • Visualize interactions and communications between cloud entities
  • Review incidents at any level of detail
  • Integrated information from third-party threat databases
  • Global search finds related events anywhere they occur across your cloud

Comprehensive Data Collection

  • Continuous and automatic
  • Telemetry available from every cloud process
  • Deeply integrated with available cloud services and compliance metrics

Accurate Alerts

  • Summarized alerts provide visibility and context
  • Aggregation, risk scoring and customization minimizes alert “noise”
  • Links and additional information make it easy to get to the bottom of each alert