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Comprehensive Hybrid Directory Threat Monitoring.
Business applications on-premises and in the cloud rely on Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, making it a critical piece of your IT infrastructure. But securing Active Directory is difficult given its constant flux, sheer number of settings, and increasingly sophisticated threat landscape. Protecting a hybrid system brings additional challenges as many attacks start on-premises and move to the cloud. Semperis Directory Services Protector (DSP) continuously monitors Active Directory and Azure Active Directory for indicators of exposure and provides a single view of activities on-prem and in the cloud.
- Stop attackers from gaining access to AD and Azure AD
- Capture AD and Azure AD changes that bypass security logs
- Automatically remediate malicious changes
Take back the keys to your kingdom.
Active Directory was not built to stand up against today’s threats. And protecting both on-premises AD and Azure Active Directory in a hybrid environment is notoriously difficult because the security models are completely different. Plus, attackers often move from on-premises to cloud (or vice versa) in the constant pursuit of elevated privileges—as in the SolarWinds attack. In our mobile-first, cloud-first world, any connected device can expose the heart of your IT infrastructure. You should assume that attackers are already lurking inside your network and just waiting for the opportune moment to strike. Defenders must anticipate their adversaries’ advances and be able to thwart attacks at every stage of the cyber kill chain. Meet Semperis DSP.
- Minimize the Attack Surface
- Detect advanced attacks
- Accelerate Incident Response
Minimize the Attack SurfaceLearn more
Discover vulnerabilities and risky configurations in Active Directory and Azure Active Directory before attackers do. Get prioritized, action-oriented guidance from a community of security threat researchers. Reduce your attack surface and stay ahead of the ever-evolving threat landscape.
Detect advanced attacksLearn more
Shine a spotlight on attackers moving laterally through your network unchecked. Use multiple data sources, including the AD replication stream, to gain uninterrupted visibility into advanced attacks that bypass agent-based or log-based detection. Close backdoors for good.
Secure hybrid AD at scale with autonomous rollback of suspicious modifications that are too risky to wait for human intervention. Create custom triggers and alerts for critical system changes. Prevent intruders and rogue administrators from achieving their objectives.
Accelerate Incident ResponseLearn more
Speed up forensic analysis and get to the source of the attack. Translate unstructured AD and Azure AD change data into a human-readable format. Easily search, correlate, and undo changes at object and attribute levels. Drill down to any point in time to isolate compromised accounts and prevent future attacks.
Be in the know and in control.
Hybrid Active Directory is difficult to secure given its constant flux, sheer number of settings, and the proliferation of powerful hacking and discovery tools. Semperis DSP puts Active Directory and Azure Active Directory security on autopilot with continuous threat monitoring, real-time alerts, and autonomous remediation capabilities. DSP empowers you to respond more effectively to security incidents as well as everyday operational mistakes.
Continuously monitor for “indicators of exposure” that could result in security compromises to your AD. Leverage built-in threat intelligence from a community of security researchers.
Create audit notifications on changes to sensitive AD objects and attributes with the option to automatically undo select changes.
Capture changes even if security logging is turned off, logs are deleted, agents are disabled or stop working, or changes are injected directly into AD.
Instant Find and Fix
Use Semperis DSP’s online database to find and fix unwanted AD object and attribute changes in two minutes or less.
Revert changes to individual attributes, group members, objects, and containers – and to any point in time, not just to a previous backup.
Identify suspicious changes, isolate changes made by compromised accounts, and more. Use DSP data to support Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) operations to track down the sources and details of incidents.
Eliminate blind spots in your security incident and event management (SIEM) system with out-of-the-box integration.
Leverage robust Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and a rich web user interface to give administrators view and restore capabilities for their specific scope of control.
Gain insight into the operational, best practice, compliance, and security aspects of your AD using built-in reports created by AD experts. Create custom reports based on sophisticated LDAP and DSP database queries.
Be alerted through email notifications as operational and security related changes happen in AD.
Use the DSP PowerShell module to automate processes and integrate DSP operations and management into existing toolset.
Uncover weaknesses in AD before attackers do.Learn more
Track Azure AD Changes
Use near real-time change tracking in the DSP for Azure AD module to monitor changes to role assignments, group memberships, and user attributes.
Visualize Hybrid AD Security
With the DSP for Azure AD module, easily view changes that originated in Azure Active Directory and use the hybrid view to correlate changes between on-prem AD and Azure AD.
Backup and recover Azure AD
Use a built-in SaaS backup and recovery tool in the DSP for Azure AD module to back up Azure AD objects and restore user, group, or role objects and their attributes.
Restore sight to your SIEM.
Unlike tracking tools that solely rely on security logs and agents on every domain controller, Semperis DSP monitors multiple data sources including the AD replication stream. The AD replication stream is the only reliable method of catching every change no matter how an attacker might attempt to cover their tracks. Semperis DSP forwards suspicious changes to your SIEM system with meaningful context, drastically reducing the burden on security analysts.
Out-of-the-box SIEM Integrations
The ability to search and compare changes in real-time saves us critical downtime.Rafi Dabush IT Manager at EL AL Airlines
Active Directory is the ‘Achilles’ heel’ for enterprise security programs. Semperis is offering a timely solution considering that AD has been at the center of many widespread and business-crippling attacks in recent years.Christina Richmond Program Vice President, Security Services at IDC
Semperis is a mission-driven company uniquely positioned to not only help organizations prevent costly downtime, but also to curb the funding of evil. When organizations can say ‘no’ to blackmail and ransom demands, we’re all safer.Edward Amoroso Founder and CEO at TAG Cyber
Semperis delivers security and business wins.
Better by design
Leverages multiple data sources and a powerful database to overcome the fundamental shortcomings of traditional event-based change tracking and backup-based granular restore.
Easy to deploy and operate
Comprehensive monitoring, vulnerability assessment, and remediation of the hybrid AD environment in a single console and from a holistic platform that scales to the very largest environments.
Specifically architected to “play well” with Active Directory and Azure Active Directory. Uses a unique approach to capture changes without compromising stability.
How can Semperis help me?
A malicious actor gains privileged access and disables native security logs. You discover the breach within 15 minutes and disable the hijacked account. You can’t see what was changed or potentially changed, so to be safe you restore Active Directory from backup. As a result, you lose several hours or even a day’s worth of legitimate changes, and users are locked out until those changes are redone.
With Semperis DSP, you can see what was changed during those 15 minutes and immediately undo any suspicious changes – eliminating the downtime and rework associated with a backup restore.
You perform an annual risk assessment looking for Active Directory vulnerabilities in hopes of stopping an attack. However, vulnerability assessment must be an ongoing, continuous process since AD is constantly changing and attackers fully understand how to exploit these vulnerabilities.
Semperis DSP continuously scans AD for risky configurations to identify weak links in your AD deployment. Based on this assessment, Semperis DSP provides a prioritized list of vulnerabilities and trends, as well as suggested corrective actions to reduce your AD attack surface.
A user is added to a critical application group by something other than your user provisioning account. Semperis DSP allows you to define notification rules to automatically undo unexpected changes to users, groups, computers, containers, and OUs.
A service desk operator resets the wrong user’s password and changes the CEO’s password by mistake.
An operator with delegated restore permissions in Semperis DSP can immediately undo the password reset so the CEO can keep their password (without having to share it with the service desk) and doesn’t have to update their password on all the devices they use to access email, files, dashboards, etc.
A script adds the wrong users to 100+ groups. With Semperis DSP, you can quickly isolate the mistaken additions and immediately undo them all with a few mouse clicks.
You delete an OU with 1,000 users across 10 sub-OUs. With Semperis DSP, you can restore an individual object or an entire hierarchy of 1,000+ objects with a single right-click operation.
An administrator accidentally deletes a DNS zone, rendering an entire division non-functional. With Semperis DSP, you can undo changes to deleted or modified AD-integrated DNS zones as easily as user and computer objects.
A newly deployed Group Policy Object (GPO) or a GPO that was tampered with by an attacker breaks all production servers. With Semperis DSP you can track and compare changes and immediately roll back the GPO to the prior version.
Tracking malicious changes in a hybrid identity system is challenging. Attackers often gain entry to the on-premises Active Directory, then move to Azure Active Directory (or vice versa) before dropping malware. Without a single view of changes across the environment, detecting adversaries is difficult.
Semperis DSP provides a unified dashboard that shows malicious changes in your on-prem Active Directory and Azure Active Directory so you can close security gaps before attackers strike.
During an in-progress attack, you have no time to waste in finding and closing open security backdoors. Combing through log files is inefficient when attackers are on the move.
Semperis DSP provides powerful search functionality to accelerate forensics during and after an attack.
Established security frameworks can ensure good security hygiene but can be cumbersome to work with. DSP maps indicators of exposure and compromise to established MITRE ATT&CK and French ANSSI frameworks.
With the addition of DSP Intelligence, Semperis further establishes DSP as the industry’s most comprehensive AD threat detection and response platform.
The continuous security assessment capabilities now available in DSP Intelligence address the skyrocketing proliferation of cyberattacks—including the infamous SolarWinds supply-chain attack and the Hafnium attack on Microsoft Exchange—that target identity systems, especially AD.
Directory Services Protector
The industry’s most comprehensive Active Directory and Azure Active Directory threat detection and response platform.
AD change tracking and rollback
Autonomous threat protection and response
Security validation and breach protection
Detect changes even if attacker foils security logging
Revert changes to individual objects
Roll back unwanted changes and deletions immediately
Enable delegation of routine administrative tasks
Generate operational, best-practice AD and Azure AD security reports
Facilitate Single Sign-On (SSO) and use of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) solutions
Send alert notifications as sensitive changes occur
Undo suspicious changes without user intervention
Surface alerts, trends, and indicators of compromise (IOCs)
Quickly isolate changes made by a compromised account
Proactively address vulnerabilities in your AD and Azure AD configuration
Integrate with your corporate SIEM system
Build customized report templates
Automated monitoring to combat security posture regression
Advanced AD and Azure AD security assessment
Tracks indicators of exposure or compromise in Azure AD
Backs up Azure AD objects and restores user, group, or role objects and their attributes (available in DSP for Azure AD module)
Shows changes between on-prem AD and Azure AD (available in DSP for Azure AD module)
We help our customers be heroes.
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