Interset 4 With Major Advancements Released at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

New User Behavior Analytics (UBA) Platform Features Adaptive Entity Analytics, Intelligent Cyber-Hunting and Incident-Response Capabilities

National Harbor, Md., June 13, 2016 – Advanced security behavior analytics leader Interset has released Interset 4, a new version of its User Behavior Analytics (UBA) Advanced Threat Detection Platform. The new version features Adaptive Entity Analytics for more accurate threat detection, a built-in, intelligent cyber hunting tool, as well as a host of new features and integrations for surfacing high-risk threats and stopping advanced cyber attacks. Interset separately announced today a partnership with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Commercial Cyber. The company announced last week a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the strategic investor that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

See Interset at the Gartner’s Security & Risk Summit 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., from June 13-16, booth #927.

Among the new features in Interset 4 are Adaptive Entity Analytics, a patented analytics engine core process in which multiple data sources containing millions to billions of events can be automatically correlated, analyzed, and prioritized through risk scoring and connected to the users, files, machines, and applications involved. These entity-level risk analytics focus results to achieve faster, more accurate threat detection and prioritization with a dramatic reduction in false positives and event noise.

To remove the guesswork associated with existing cyber hunting tools, Interset has integrated an intelligent cyber hunting capability that combines Interset’s artificial intelligence-powered, entity risk scoring with open source search and visualization technologies Elasticsearch and Kibana. This powerful combination delivers the ability to correlate, connect, and explore entities and events tied to high risk events across different data sets. Cyber hunters can start with a “targeted hypothesis” and be assisted as they explore and pivot views across users, machines, application, and files. As a result, cyber hunters have a much higher success rate in proactively uncovering early stage attacks. Interset 4 also adds analytic models for compromised account and endpoint threat detection.

“Successful threat detection means being able to proactively and automatically detect many different types of risks or threats in multiple places from multiple data sources, as they unfold, in the early stages,” said Interset CTO Stephan Jou. “With Interset 4, our goal is to take the guesswork out of threat detection and replace it with A.I.-powered, multidimensional views so investigators can quickly understand the severity and context of an incident and cyber-hunters can expand their investigations to look at associated users, machines, files and applications – each entity giving an entirely new view into potential threats and attack surfaces.”

Interset detects, surfaces and correlates attacks such as compromised account, insider attack, lateral movement, data staging, risky behavior, data exfiltration and more. The Interset 4 Threat Detection Platform features:

  • Adaptive Entity Analytics to decrease threat detection time and increase accuracy.
  • Intelligent Assist Cyber-Hunting to take the guess work out of traditional hunting by approaching and supporting the proactive discovery of early stage attacks.
  • Expanded Active Directory (AD) authentication and access models to speed detection and surfacing of compromised accounts.
  • Enhanced endpoint threat coverage for machine, application and file malware exploits
  • Improved incident validation and response, enabling analysts to quickly determine the type, context and severity of an attack to more effectively respond.
  • Connector for FireEye TAP, so internal threats detected by Interset are correlated with threat-intelligence feeds and perimeter threats discovered by FireEye
  • Integration with McAfee DXL/ESM which delivers inside threats with contextual forensics to make threat detection, investigation, and response seamless and effective
  • Interset Threat Analytics Cloud (I-TAC), the industry’s only big data, behavioral analytics, threat detection platform delivered as a cloud service.

About Interset
Interset provides highly intelligent, accurate insider and targeted outsider threat detection. Our solution unlocks the power of behavioral analytics, machine learning, and big data to provide the fastest, most flexible, and affordable way for IT teams of all sizes to operationalize a data-protection program. Utilizing agentless data collectors, lightweight endpoint sensors, advanced behavioral analytics, and an intuitive user interface, Interset provides unparalleled visibility into sensitive data. This enables early attack detection and actionable forensic intelligence with reduced false positives and noise. Interset solutions are deployed to protect critical data across the manufacturing, life sciences, high-tech, finance, government, intelligence communities, aerospace and defense, and securities brokerage industries. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @intersetca.

Betsy Kosheff