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Understanding SentinelOne EDR: 7 Key Capabilities

August 28, 2023
Last Updated: November 14, 2023
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What Is SentinelOne EDR (Active EDR)?

SentinelOne EDR (Active EDR) is an Endpoint Detection and Response solution that employs artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect, prevent, and respond to cyber threats. It provides real-time visibility, threat hunting capabilities, and automated response actions for endpoints, including PCs, servers, and IoT devices. 

Active EDR improves security posture, reduces incident response time, and minimizes damage from sophisticated attacks, such as ransomware and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

This is part of a series of articles about endpoint security.

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7 Key Capabilities of SentinelOne Active EDR

1. EDR Customization with STAR (SentinelOne Threat Analysis Response)

The STAR module enables users to customize EDR settings and policies. With STAR, security teams can create custom detection rules, configure response actions, and manage exceptions. This allows organizations to meet specific security requirements while minimizing the risk of false positives.

2. Proactive Threat Hunting

SentinelOne Active EDR allows security analysts to proactively hunt for threats in their environment, identifying and mitigating threats before they can cause significant damage. 

SentinelOne’s advanced search capabilities, combined with its comprehensive visibility into endpoint data, enable analysts to quickly uncover indicators of compromise (IOCs) and perform detailed forensic investigations.

3. High-Velocity Threat Detection with Storyline

SentinelOne Active EDR employs Storyline technology to provide rapid  threat detection. Storyline connects events from various sources to create a narrative of an attack, making it easier for security analysts to understand the full scope of a threat. 

By automating the correlation of events, Storyline can accelerate threat detection, reduces the time spent on manual analysis, and enables faster response to incidents.

4. Fast Investigations

SentinelOne Active EDR is designed to facilitate rapid investigation and response to security incidents. It provides information about each detected threat, including process details, network connections, and file modifications. 

This data enables security analysts to quickly assess the severity of a threat, identify affected systems, and determine the appropriate response. Additionally, the solution’s search capabilities make it easy to perform targeted investigations, allowing analysts to focus on specific areas of interest.

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5. End-to-End Attack Remediation

SentinelOne Active EDR provides AI-driven technology that can automatically contain and remediate threats. SentinelOne’s remediation capabilities include quarantining infected files, blocking malicious network connections, and rolling back systems to a pre-attack state.

6. Cloud Upload with Binary Vault

SentinelOne Active EDR integrates with Binary Vault, a secure cloud repository for storing and analyzing suspicious files. Security teams can upload files to Binary Vault, where they are stored for a 30-day period. This is useful for implementing automatic threat analysis in a cloud environment to determine the risk level of executables. 

This feature helps organizations to proactively identify potential threats and gain valuable intelligence about emerging attack techniques. Furthermore, the auto-analysis functionality makes the process of evaluating and prioritizing threats more efficient.

7. Local Telemetry Streaming with Cloud Funnel

The Cloud Funnel feature allows organizations to stream local telemetry data directly to SentinelOne’s cloud platform for analysis. This capability ensures that security teams always have access to the most up-to-date information, even when dealing with remote or disconnected endpoints. 

By analyzing telemetry data in real-time, SentinelOne Active EDR can detect and respond to emerging threats.

What Is the SentinelOne Singularity Platform?

The SentinelOne Singularity Platform is a cybersecurity solution designed to provide protection across an organization’s digital infrastructure. By integrating multiple security technologies into a single platform, Singularity offers visibility and control over endpoints, cloud workloads, and user identities. 

The platform consists of several key components, each addressing specific security needs:

  • Singularity Endpoint: Focuses on endpoint protection, leveraging SentinelOne’s AI-driven technology to detect, prevent, and remediate threats on devices such as PCs, servers, and IoT devices. It offers advanced threat hunting capabilities and real-time visibility into endpoint activities, including protection against ransomware and advanced persistent threats (APTs).
  • Singularity Cloud Workload Security: Provides security for cloud-based workloads, ensuring that both public and private cloud environments are protected from cyber threats. It offers features like automated security policy enforcement, vulnerability assessment, and compliance management.
  • Singularity Identity: Focuses on identity security, providing protection against credential theft, user impersonation, and other identity-based attacks. By monitoring user behavior and leveraging machine learning, Singularity Identity can detect and respond to suspicious activities, minimizing the risk of unauthorized access.
  • Vigilance Respond: A managed detection and response (MDR) service offered by SentinelOne’s team of cybersecurity experts. Vigilance Respond provides 24/7 monitoring, threat hunting, and incident response, helping organizations to rapidly detect and remediate security incidents.

WatchTower: A centralized security operations center (SOC) that consolidates threat intelligence, alerts, and incident data from the Singularity Platform. WatchTower provides a unified view of an organization’s security posture, enabling security teams to identify trends, prioritize risks, and make informed decisions about their cybersecurity strategy.

Cynet 360: Ultimate SentinelOne Alternative

Cynet 360 is a holistic security solution that protects against threats to endpoint security and across your network. Cynet provides tools you can use to centrally manage endpoint security across the enterprise.

Cynet’s intelligent technologies can help you detect attacks by correlating information from endpoints, network analytics and behavioral analytics with almost no false positives. 

With Cynet, you can proactively monitor entire internal environments, including endpoints, network, files, and hosts. This can help you reduce attack surfaces and the likelihood of multiple attacks. 

Cynet 360

Cynet 360 provides cutting edge EDR capabilities:

  • Advanced endpoint threat detection—full visibility and predicts how an attacker might operate, based on continuous monitoring of endpoints and behavioral analysis.
  • Investigation and validation—search and review historic or current incident data on endpoints, investigate threats, and validate alerts. This allows you to confirm the threat before responding to it, reducing dwell-time and performing faster remediation.
  • Rapid deployment and response—deploy across thousands of endpoints within two hours. You can then use it to perform automatic or manual remediation of threats on the endpoints, disrupt malicious activity and minimize damage caused by attacks.

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In addition, Cynet 360 provides the following endpoint protection capabilities:

  • NGAV—providing automated prevention and termination of malware, exploits, Macros, LOLBins, and malicious scripts with machine learning based analysis.
  • User Behavioral Analytics (UBA)—detecting and preventing attacks using compromised credentials through the use of behavioral baselines and signatures.
  • Deception technology—planting fake credentials, files and connections to lure and trap attackers, mitigating damage and providing the opportunity to learn from attacker activity.
  • Monitoring and control—providing asset management, vulnerability assessments and application control with continuous monitoring and log collection.
  • Response orchestration—providing manual and automated remediation for files, users, hosts and networks customized with user-created scripts.

Learn more about the Cynet 360 security platform.

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