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The latest stories on Cybersecurity, AI, and everything in between from MixMode

Updated for 2022: What is Network Traffic Analysis? A Beginner’s Guide

By Christian Wiens | August 31, 2022

87 percent of organizations use network traffic analysis (NTA) tools for threat detection and response according to ESG, an IT strategy firm. In their 2020 study, 43 percent of organizations surveyed said NTA is a “first line of defense” for detecting and responding to threats.

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Updated for 2022: What is Network Detection and Response (NDR)? A Beginner’s Guide

By Christian Wiens | August 3, 2022

Network detection and response, or NDR, has been established as a key tool for companies seeking to improve their threat response. It has become a network security strategy which developed in response to perceived shortcomings in existing network security systems.

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5 Critical Factors That Impact an Organization’s Cybersecurity Efficacy

By Christian Wiens | January 19, 2022

It’s no surprise that organizations are pouring resources into their security approaches, from investments into hardware and software and significant increases in Cybersecurity professional hiring. In fact, industry watchers expect organizations globally to contribute to $1.75 trillion in cumulative spending on Cybersecurity between 2021 and 2025.

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Protecting Your Enterprise from Ransomware with MixMode

By Christian Wiens | November 23, 2021

Monthly reports that lack relevant details about an organization’s true risk level are insufficient and not representative of the further steps an organization should take to protect itself. This approach leaves organizations feeling secure against the threat of ransomware while they are actually left exposed to potentially expensive, wide-scale damage.

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MixMode Featured In Latest Gartner Report on Emerging Trends in Network Detection and Response

By Christian Wiens | August 17, 2021

MixMode announced today their inclusion in the 2021 Gartner report, ‘Emerging Trends: Top Use Cases for Network Detection and Response.’ The report, available only to Gartner users, provides in depth analysis on the top four use cases driving the NDR market including detection, hunting, forensics and response, as well as NDR development recommendations for product leaders.

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New Video: MixMode Cyber Anomaly Detection Platform

By Christian Wiens | May 19, 2021

We recently released a new video to better explain how MixMode’s next-generation cybersecurity anomaly detection platform combines the functionality of SIEM, NDR, NTA and UEBA for advanced threat detection, zero day attack identification, false positive alert reduction, forensic investigation and more.

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The Top 5 Considerations That Should Guide Your SOC Strategy in 2021 and Beyond

By Christian Wiens | May 11, 2021

It’s evident that while organizations are spending more and more on legacy cybersecurity solutions, these platforms are not holding up their end of the deal and are not able to proactively defend in a modern, non-signature attack threatscape.

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SIEM Cannot Detect (and Ignores) Zero-Day Attacks

By Christian Wiens | April 29, 2021

Organizations are exclusively depending on selective information forwarded to the SIEM. The information that inevitably exists outside the system of record — information relevant for zero-day attacks — is ignored.

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How Self-Supervised AI Tackles Ambiguity in Network Security

By Geoffrey Coulehan, Head of Sales | March 16, 2021

Cybersecurity vendors promise the moon when it comes to AI. As the recent TechRepublic article, “Why cybersecurity tools fail when it comes to ambiguity,” makes clear, often, these promises fail short in real world network environments.

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Our Top 2020 Cybersecurity Insights

By Christian Wiens | December 22, 2020

The transition from office to remote environments was abrupt and one of the most defining moments that the cybersecurity industry and professionals faced in 2020. We wrote about the top issues CISOs were facing throughout the year but also doubled down on sharing insights about the evolution of next-generation SOCs, the failure of SIEM platforms as organizations are experiencing them today, and how self-supervised AI fits into the equation.

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About MixMode

MixMode is the first to bring a third-wave, context-aware AI approach that automatically learns and adapts to dynamically changing environments. MixMode’s monitoring platform, PacketSled, better understands network behavior as it adapts to baseline changes and enables both misuse detection and anomaly detection, as well as predictive maintenance. Used by enterprises and MSSPs for real-time network analysis, threat hunting and incident response, the platform leverages continuous stream monitoring and retrospection to provide network forensics and security analytics. Security teams can integrate PacketSled into their orchestration engine, SIEM, or use PacketSled independently to dramatically reduce false positive alerts and the resources required to respond to persistent threats, malware, insider attacks and nation state espionage efforts.

The company has been named an innovator in leading publications and by security analysts, including SC Magazine, earning a finalist award in 2018 and 2019 for "Best Computer Forensic Solution.” Based in Santa Barbara, with offices in San Diego, the company is backed by Keshif Ventures and Blu Venture Investors. For case studies, continuous product updates and industry news, please visit us at www.mixmode.ai.