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Overview

Enhance breach detection with a managed IDS service

Given the sophisticated and persistent nature of the latest cyber security threats, traditional preventative security is now ineffective at protecting your business. To avoid damage and disruption, being able to proactively detect attacks inside the network and quickly shut them down is now imperative.

Redscan’s Managed IDS service combines the latest intrusion detection technology and experienced cyber security experts to continuously monitor for breaches. Our security specialists eliminate the burden of IDS alert analysis, enabling your in-house team to focus on incident remediation rather than discovery.

Definition

What is an Intrusion Detection System?

An Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is a security technology that monitors network activity to identify suspicious patterns of behaviour.

Intrusion detection commonly encompasses network and host-based methods. Network-based IDS (NIDS) is used to log and analyse traffic flowing across a network to identify unauthorised or anomalous behaviour such as policy violations and malware. Host-based IDS (HIDS) includes file integrity monitoring, log monitoring and rootkit checking to analyse activity on individual endpoint devices.

NIDS and HIDS are passive in nature and for this reason are often deployed alongside intrusion prevention systems (IPS), such as firewalls, and SIEM, which enables IDS entries to be correlated with security events from other sources.

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Managed IDS

How can a managed IDS service from Redscan help?

A high degree of security knowledge is required to prioritise the alerts that intrusion detection systems generate, yet many organisations lack the security expertise required to get the most out of them. Redscan’s Managed Intrusion Detection service relieves this pressure by providing a team of Security Operations Centre (SOC) professionals to analyse and triage alerts plus provide actionable mitigation guidance to respond swiftly and effectively to them.

Features

Included as part of our service

Combining the best of machine intelligence and cyberoffensive expertise, our IDS service includes:

The latest IDS technology

An agnostic approach to technology means that we support a broad range of intrusion detection technologies and will work with you to deploy a system that’s best tailored to your organisation’s threat detection needs.

Experienced security experts

Our UK security operations centre (SOC) team of analysts, engineers and incident responders are responsible for the deployment, configuration and ongoing monitoring of your IDS solution. We’ll even host it for you in our datacentre.

CyberOps™ platform

CyberOps is the threat management platform our SOC experts use to notify your in-house security team of incidents and supply the actionable mitigation guidance they need to respond quickly and effectively.

Benefits

Key service benefits

Our Managed IDS service enhances your organisation’s security in a number of ways:

Accelerates threat detection and incident response

Redscan’s SOC analysts and engineers are experienced at using a range of IDS technologies and possess the skills and knowledge needed to best leverage them to detect and respond to current and emerging threats.

Reduces the load on in-house teams

By analysing and triaging the alerts generated by your IDS platform and only communicating those which genuinely require attention, Redscan’s SOC experts enable your in-house team to focus on other aspects of security management.

Maximises your IDS investment

Redscan’s experienced security engineers handle the installation and ongoing management of your intrusion detection system to ensure that it is tuned to identify the latest threats. Regular health checks, system maintenance and ongoing tuning are all included.

Meet compliance needs

Proactive security monitoring is a requirement of the GDPR, PCI DSS and other regulatory and industry standards. Compliance reporting helps you to measure improvements to your organisation’s security posture and communicate the value of the service to stakeholders.

Services

Discover our other managed services

Managed IDS is just one of a number of high-quality services that Redscan offers. Learn more about our other services below or get in touch to discuss the best solution for your needs.

About us

Why choose Redscan?

  • A leading UK-based MDR company
  • Red and blue team CREST CSOC expertise
  • High-quality intelligence and actionable outcomes
  • Quick and hassle-free service deployment
  • An agnostic approach to technology selection
  • Avg. 9/10 customer satisfaction, 95% retention rate

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