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The Sixth Step to Forensic Readiness: System Monitoring

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Being agile in dealing with, and handling, digital evidence is of great use when an incident happens. However, applying system monitoring in your organizational network to achieve forensic readiness shows that an organization has the initiative and ability to manage risks effectively in real-time. 

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)

With increasing malicious activities, businesses need to protect their network by implementing high levels of security to ensure safe and trusted internal and external communication flow and information exchange. IDS monitors a network for malicious activity or policy violations. Any malicious activity or violation is typically reported or collected centrally using a SIEM system. 

Due to the evolving sophistication of cyber attacks, it is more important than ever to build protective walls and an IDS acts as an adaptable safeguard technology for system security after traditional technologies fail. It provides real-time monitoring of a certain set of incidents, which are often linked to a real-time response from the organization.

What is a real-time response from an organization?

As mentioned above any malicious activity or violation, detected by an IDS, is typically reported or collected centrally using a SIEM system. To ensure complete forensic readiness it is necessary at this stage to implement effective automated incident response solutions, so you can stay in control 24/7. The point is to set up the system and playbooks, create the right alerts, deploy a fast and powerful IR solution to your endpoints, and you have it all. 



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Proactive and systemic response

Automated incident response (IR) refers to the proactive and systemic response to a security breach. It makes it possible for your SOC team to respond to critical incidents in real-time and triage alerts more efficiently.

The guarantee that all steps are automatically taken correctly and nothing is missed provides peace of mind. To optimize the efficiency of your SOC team, and make their life easier at the same time, you need built-in out-of-the-box automated IR solutions, which will greatly improve your organization’s security posture and your SOC team’s agility. 

Finding the right solution for your organization

The right automated incident response solution can elevate your security processes across your organization, and help in minimizing the potential damage an incident can cause to your organization.

AIR is a powerful and automated IR solution that makes the entire incident response process faster and more efficient. Out-of-the-box, AIR delivers essential functionalities like:

  • 1-click Timeline creation

  • Automated trigger tasks from your SIEM/SOAR/EDR

  • Task scheduling on critical assets

  • Easy integration with any service via Webhooks

  • Isolation feature that lets you remotely isolate a machine from your network with a single click 

  • Network capture

  • Remote evidence acquisition (170+ evidence types)

  • Generating a comprehensive report in less than 10 minutes

And in addition, it is lightning fast and easy to use. Get immediate access to your automated incident response solution by visiting Also, you can watch the product demo where our CEO showcased all AIR features and capabilities. Enjoy.

In the next step, we will cover when to launch a full formal investigation.

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