Respond Software Introduces Respond Analyst™ 2.0
Dramatically improves Security Operations capacity and efficiency with Dynamic Scoping and Prioritization and IPS Signature Management
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – DECEMBER 18, 2017 - Respond Software, the industry leader in security expert systems announces enhanced capability for its’ Respond Analyst™. Respond Analyst 2.0 for Network Intrusion is the first software system that emulates the judgment and reasoning of experienced security analysts, adding capabilities and capacity at a dramatically lower cost than additional staffing or Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) outsourcing.
The 2.0 release expands the Respond Analysts capability with Dynamic Scoping & Prioritization that autonomously re-evaluates each incident and adjusts recommendations based on new security event data attributes, at a speed and scale that is unattainable by human analysts. The Respond Analyst 2.0 also adds IPS Signature Management, integration with Cyber Threat Intelligence platforms that support STIX/TAXII and improvements to case management integration.
“Respond Analyst is truly a practical expert system – tackling the diagnosis of malicious and actionable situations from high volume Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDS/IPS) alerts and a company’s contextual data. These new features further enable the Respond Analyst to supply incident response teams with well-vetted, actionable incidents.” Izak Mutlu, former CISO, Salesforce.com
The best security analysts are smart, aware and adapt to new information, feedback and environmental changes. The Respond Analyst combines those attributes into its’ Decision Engine and applies the same decision making logic and context to all security events – without tuning-down or filtering out potentially important event data. Scalable, consistent and transparent processing, prioritization and escalation of actionable security situations enables security teams to focus on response and remediation, eliminating hundreds of hours of monitoring individual events.
“By scoping and prioritizing a security incident dynamically, the Respond Analyst can react to changes in the nature of an attack immediately. This brings a new level of intelligence to the Respond Analyst monitoring capability.” Chris Calvert, VP Product Strategy, Respond Software.
With the expertise and context of a seasoned security analyst, the Respond Analyst escalates vetted security incidents – as opposed to simple alerts - to the security team, providing transparency into its decision process and evidence supporting the escalation. The security team receives the content needed to take action with no extra programming, extensive learning periods or additional data repositories required.
The Respond Analyst works in virtually any security environment; analyzing the events generated by important security data sources. Point the Respond Analyst to your existing infrastructure (such as IPS devices, Hadoop, Splunk, SIEM connectors) and it gathers the data that it needs to make informed decisions deriving far more value for those systems.
About Respond Software
Respond Software redefines Security Operations by enabling expert analyst capability and capacity at dramatically lower cost. The Respond Analyst, driven by its patent-pending Probabilistic Graphical Optimization (PGO)™ technology, emulates the decision-making of an expert security analyst, effectively becoming a SOC team member that specializes in high-volume, low signal use cases while it learns, adapts and maintains an organization’s tribal knowledge 24x7x365. Respond Software was founded in 2016 and is based in Silicon Valley. Its security and enterprise software veteran team, world-class investors, and customer base are building technology for the SOC of the future.