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Fortinet has announced FortiRecon, a comprehensive Digital Risk Protection Service (DRPS) offering that manages a company’s risk posture and advises meaningful action to protect its brand reputation, enterprise assets, and data using a powerful combination of machine learning, automation capabilities, and FortiGuard Labs cybersecurity experts. FortiRecon provides a unique triple offering of outside-in coverage across External Attack Surface Management (EASM), Brand Protection (BP), and Adversary-Centric Intelligence (ACI) to counter attacks during the reconnaissance phase — the first stage of a cyberattack — reducing the risk, time, and cost of later stage threat mitigation.
Organizations are Overwhelmed in the Fight to Protect their Network, Data, and Reputation and Mitigate Risk Early
A cybercriminal’s prime objective before attacking an organization is to obtain as much intelligence about their target as possible. This stage of early reconnaissance provides the adversary with all they need to evaluate whether and how they will exploit an organization. They will put a company’s defense and response tactics to the test, look for unpatched systems, use social media to learn more about its employees and their normal behavior, and even research business partners, recent acquisitions, and any other third-party affiliation that could lead to a successful compromise. Identifying and mitigating threats has become increasingly complex as enterprises digitally accelerate their businesses and employ hybrid IT infrastructures that broaden the attack surface. In response to the increasing velocity of threats, cybersecurity best practices have developed from one-time assessments to continuous monitoring, ongoing reviews, and constant improvements to an organization’s security posture.
Taking a Page Out of the Adversary Playbook to Mitigate Risk
With the introduction of FortiRecon, Fortinet provides enterprise organizations with a powerful tool for understanding how an adversary sees an organization from the outside in order to inform cybersecurity teams, the C-Level, and risk and compliance management on how to prioritize risk and improve the company’s overall security posture. FortiRecon offers companies consistent and comprehensive coverage across three areas:
* External Attack Surface Monitoring: Allows enterprises to assess their risk profile and mitigate threats as early as possible. Provides an outside-in view of an organization and its subsidiaries in order to discover exposed known and unknown enterprise assets and associated vulnerabilities, as well as prioritize essential issue remediation. EASM detects servers, credentials, public cloud service misconfigurations, and even third-party partner software code vulnerabilities that malicious actors could exploit.
* Brand Protection: Allows enterprises to safeguard their brand and identify customer hazards. Web-based typo-squatting, defacements, and phishing impersonations, as well as rogue mobile apps, password breaches, and brand impersonation on social media, are all detected by proprietary algorithms. Early detection of harmful activity enables teams to take immediate action (such as website or application takedown) to stop and prevent damage.
* Adversary-Centric Intelligence: Increases the security awareness of an organization’s SOC team with industry and geography specific coverage to better understand their attackers and protect assets. FortiGuard Labs cybersecurity experts assess the underground and imminent threat risks posed by active cybercriminals to an individual company by proactively monitoring public and private forums, open-source, dark web, and other cybercriminal domains. By engaging in human intelligence collection, FortiGuard Labs experts assess and curate custom threat intelligence, providing recommendations specific to the company, industry, and geography.
For partners, FortiRecon can be sold on top of the Fortinet Security Fabric or as a stand-alone, vendor-agnostic solution that delivers easily digestible reports and enables their customers to quickly understand the risks posed to their company, data, and brand reputation. FortiRecon also extends the categories of risk for which partners can provide insight to customers and increases the opportunity to land new customers that have only invested in more traditional security solutions.
Enhancing Fortinet’s Early Detection and Response Portfolio and Industry Leading Security Services
FortiRecon complements Fortinet’s robust portfolio of early detection and advanced response products, including FortiNDR, FortiXDR, FortiDeceptor, in-line sandboxing, as well as advanced automation with FortiAnalyzer, FortiSIEM and FortiSOAR.
Fortinet is firmly committed to the success of SOC teams and the protection of organizations and offers an extensive portfolio of outsourced services ranging from cybersecurity assessments and readiness, playbook development, tabletop training, Incident Response, MDR and SOC-as-a-service. This integrated offering, along with the many upgrades across the Fortinet Security Fabric and extended ecosystem, deliver simplification and automation to help SOC teams recover focus, control, and speed by reinforcing an organization’s SOC with FortiGuard Labs cybersecurity tools and experts.
Originally published at https://itvarnews.techplusmedia.com on June 14, 2022.