CounterTack Endpoint Threat: EDR Product Overview and Insight

Thursday Jun 22nd 2017 by Drew Robb
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We review CounterTack's Endpoint Threat Platform, an EDR solution that can perform billions of scans per second and uses behavioral analysis, machine learning and reputational techniques to counter threats.

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Company description: CounterTack is a private EDR startup that has more than 250 customers globally. It recently raised $20 million in Series D funding, which came from Singtel Innov8 (venture capital arm of The Singtel Group), along with SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2). The company was founded in 2011.

Product description: CounterTack's Endpoint Threat Platform (ETP) delivers endpoint security, including EDR capabilities, leveraging behavior analysis and machine learning to neutralize threats at scale.

Markets and use cases: The company targets enterprise, federal and SMB markets.

Agents: The platform uses a hyper-converged sensor to detect and kill advanced threats. This reduces the need for multiple security agents.

Applicable metrics: With HANA being able to use up to 80 CPUs, 2 terabytes of DRAM, 5 terabytes of SSD, it can complete 3.5 billion scans/sec/core and 12.5 to 15 million aggregations.

Security qualifications: FIPS 140-2 certified cryptography

Intelligence: Via a strategic partnership with SAP NS2, it harnesses the HANA in-memory analytics platform and applies a unique combination of behavioral analysis, machine learning and reputational techniques to counter threats to enterprise security. HANA includes smart data streaming, machine learning and predictive analysis, natural language processing (NLP) and graph features to strengthen CounterTack's capabilities.

Delivery: The ETP sensor is embedded within the endpoint OS, capturing all host behavior, including process and memory interactions, file manipulations, registry modifications and network activity. Alternatively, with the help of Trustwave, CounterTack delivers a cloud-based managed security service featuring continuous protection and automated, proactive threat hunting for endpoint attacks and infiltrations.

Pricing: $14,000 per perpetual seat; $7,500 annual subscription seat.

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