Malware Alert Triage for EDR

Enrich EDR/XDR alerts with dynamic threat intelligence on unknown or “suspicious” alerts.

 

Turn down the noise created by false positives.

Overcoming the challenge of EDR & XDR false positives

EDRs and XDR solutions collect and analyze telemetry from endpoints related to security threats. However, plagued with high numbers of false positives, their impact significantly reduces SOC response times to critical incidents.

Advanced Threats Become More Difficult to Detect

For traditional security stack deployments, zero-day, evasive malware, Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), and targeted phishing can be especially difficult to detect and analyze.

The SOC resource sinkhole: manual alert validation

Security practitioners must manually verify that each suspicious malware alert is either genuine malicious activity or a potential false positive, taking time and precious skilled resources.

False Positives Negatively Affect Service Performance

Some EDR solutions generate a backlog of hundreds or thousands of unwanted false positives in high volume environments – such as an MSSP / MDR SOC – impacting detection and response times to incidents.

Alert Fatigue Causes Delayed Responses

With high volumes of alerts to triage, security practitioners can quickly experience alert fatigue, missing critical events with the potential to exceed client’s SLA’s.

The VMRay Solution
EDR Alert Enrichment and Validation

Swimming in a Sea of Malware Alerts?

A constantly high-volume of alerts causes desensitization when manually responding to potential threats, leading to alerts being missed or ignored, or delayed responses to critical incidents. VMRay can help keep your Analyst’s heads above water.

Definitive verdicts of malicious or benign

By automating EDR malware alert triage, VMRay can provide a definitive verdict to facilitate the automation of accurate blacklisting or whitelisting of true and false positives to identify legitimate threats.

Continuous, 24/7
EDR / XDR alert enrichment

VMRay’s malware alert triage enriches EDR / XDR data with accurate, collated reporting and increased operational threat intelligence in the form of prioritized IOCs to assist in threat hunting, detection engineering, and threat mitigation tasks.

Reduce attacker dwell time on the network

When integrated as part of EDR/XDR deployment, automated actions such as quarantining systems, remediation or forensic snapshots can be tasked with confidence to ensure malicious activity is stopped before an attacker gains a foothold.

The benefits of validating EDR alerts with VMRay

Quickly reduce MTTD and MTTR to incidents

 

VMRay’s accuracy and speed of analysis, in addition to high volume alert throughput – makes it the best choice for Large Enterprise and MSSP/MDR SOC environments.

Take Quick,
Decisive Action

Automated alert triage with fast verdicts allows SOC teams to take quick decisive action, and in turn, set up automated mitigation processes to significantly reduce the reliance on manual analysis.

Reduce The Stress of Repetitive Manual Tasks

Automated alert validation significantly reduces the risk of Analyst burnout, freeing them from the more mundane tactical triage tasks to focus on more strategic business goals.

Automate Responses to Reduce Attacker Dwell Time

Based on the verdict of malicious or benign, automated EDR/XDR actions can confidently make remedial actions to include quarantining systems involved in an attack or preventing write access to vulnerable resources.

Seamless
API Integration

The VMRay API connector automates the process of pulling file packages from EDR endpoints and submits them directly to the VMRay platform.

Integrate seamlessly

Start automating
alert investigations for EDR.

Further resources
on security automation

5 reasons to augment your EDR

Automating alert triage to reduce EDR false positives

Finding the right approach to security automation