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Anomaly Intrusion Detection
and Security at the Host Layer

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Anomaly-Based Host Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)

Host-based intrusion detection overcomes the limitations of network intrusion detection systems

Securing various workloads requires host-based intrusion detection systems capable of identifying insider attacks that otherwise wouldn’t be caught inside network traffic. Workload security also relies upon the ability to use available data to investigate an infected host or application.

  • Organizations need to strengthen their cloud security with an anomaly-based host intrusion detection system that operates at the host level. Lacework collects data at the host-level, empowering security teams to accurately and effectively detect insider attacks that would otherwise not be identified in network traffic
  • Instead of simply relying on the same signatures and rules that hackers are highly aware of and capable of evading, Lacework’s host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) identifies activity across all cloud workloads and accounts
  • Our host-based intrusion detection overcomes the limitations of network intrusion detection systems that are traditionally used in enterprise data centers and non-cloud-based infrastructures. These legacy approaches typically focus on ingress and egress traffic on an enterprise’s network. In order to address the constantly changing nature of cloud and containerized environments, a far more comprehensive solution is required. Using collected data, Lacework’s streamlined investigation provides users with the context needed to quickly understand how security incidents occurred and how applications became infected.

Get Actionable, Easy to Navigate Information About Every Incident

  • Visualize interactions and communications between cloud entities
  • Review incidents at any level of detail
  • Integrate information from third-party threat databases
  • Quickly find related events anywhere across the cloud

Take Advantage of Comprehensive Data Collection

  • Capture data continuously and automatically
  • Record available telemetry from every cloud process
  • Support compliance efforts with comprehensive metrics
  • Integrate Lacework data with technology partners like DataDog, New Relic, and Snowflake

Receive Accurate Alerts with Rich Context

  • Gain visibility and context into activities and events which are organized into behaviors
  • Minimize alert noise while improving fidelity with aggregation, risk scoring, and customization
  • Quickly investigate alerts within a few clicks with relevant links and additional context


FAQs About Lacework's Host-based Intrusion Detection System

Lacework’s host-based intrusion detection system monitors all incoming and outgoing network connections, along with all running processes. By utilizing machine learning behavioral modeling and threat feeds, Lacework excels at identifying intrusions on a host.

Yes, Lacework’s HIDS solution ingests threat feeds to identify malicious IPs communicating with your resources, as well as any of your resources communicating with bad IPs or domains. Additionally, Lacework takes hashes of your files to identify any known malicious files that exist within your environment.

Yes, Lacework uses machine learning to automatically build baselines off the normal activity within your cloud environment. As new activities occur, Lacework’s HIDS uses machine learning to identify and prioritize this new activity.

Lacework reviews how all of your processes are communicating to other processes over the network. Lacework will automatically alert you to anomalous behavior from activities such as one host communicating to another host, or even a container communicating with another container in your environment for the first time.

Lacework’s host-based intrusion detection system automatically correlates activity and critical information into an event dossier. This is a single pane of glass that correlates critical information for an incident response such as source, process data, and even command-line arguments. This helps IR teams by not needing to manually collect and correlate this information when responding to an incident.

Lacework’s HIDS supports the ability to send alerts through outbound integrations with common platforms. You can receive Lacework alerts without altering your current workflow as your team monitors your SIEM feed.

When working to meet compliance measures, a common requirement is an intrusion detection solution. Lacework’s host-based intrusion detection system for workloads operates at the host level. Using machine learning, Lacework detects anomalies and alerts on potential intrusions. This allows you to use Lacework as a control to meet intrusion detection system requirements.