Attackers often use dictionaries of previously breached passwords or knowledge of well-known passwords to compromise accounts. The newly introduced StealthINTERCEPT Enterprise Password Enforcer proactively prevents the usage of these weak and compromised passwords from being used – regardless of whether or not they meet complexity requirements – further enforcing password hygiene and reducing the opportunity for attackers to crack or guess passwords in automated or manual fashions.
STEALTHbits LSASS Guardian is a new security feature designed to detect and prevent unauthorized code injection into the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) of Active Directory Domain Controllers.
Because Advanced Active Directory attacks like Skeleton Key malware allow an attacker to inject malicious code into the LSASS process, attackers now have the ability to authenticate as any user with a password of their choosing. LSASS Guardian effectively prevents unauthorized injection of code into the LSASS process, protecting Active Directory from total compromise.
Attackers are increasingly improving their techniques to fly below the radar. Mimikatz DCSync, for example, allows an attacker to impersonate a Domain Controller to pull current and previous password hashes from a DC over the network without requiring interactive logons or gaining direct access to Active Directory’s database – the NTDS.dit file.
This enhancement to StealthINTERCEPT allows users to detect, prevent, and alert on malicious requests to a Domain Controller, allowing organizations to mitigate the threat of credential compromise using this method of attack.
Graphical and visual reporting elements help to make report data more visually appealing and to enhance usability. StealthINTERCEPT now provides visual reporting of all analytic data as it occurs over time, with interactive point-and-click data exploration. These graphical reports allow for easy and smooth navigation throughout the information.
The speed and ease in which patches can be deployed are often critical factors in security and operational response exercises. With the ability to now easily determine if updates are available via in-product messaging, and subsequently upgrade agents quickly when desired, StealthINTERCEPT users can expedite and streamline their StealthINTERCEPT patching processes.