Israeli enterprise identity-protection company Semperis announced the release on Tuesday of its latest Directory Services Protector (DSP), one of the industry's most comprehensive Active Directory threat detection and response platforms.
"Active Directory is foundational to everything you do and an attractive target for attackers," Darren Mar Elia, Vice President of Products at Semperis wrote on the company's blog.
Business applications on-premises and in the cloud depend on Active Directory, making it a critical piece of an enterprise’s IT infrastructure. However, securing AD is difficult given its constant flux, sheer number of settings, and increasingly sophisticated threat landscape.
Semperis's latest DSP version addresses the entire lifecycle of a directory cyberattack and is able to "detect dangerous vulnerabilities, intercept attacks in progress, and immediately close backdoors created by an attacker or rogue administrator."
“Over twenty years later, Active Directory is still the primary gatekeeper to sensitive credentials and data, which makes it an extremely lucrative target for attackers,” said Mar Elia.
"Since it wasn’t originally built with today’s threats in mind, Active Directory is riddled with inherent soft spots and risky configurations for attackers to take advantage of. The newest developments in DSP empower Semperis customers to be even more proactive about their Active Directory security by adding an extra layer of visibility and control in every stage of the cyber kill chain.”
Government agencies and Global 2000 enterprises already rely on Semperis DSP to defend against cyberattacks that routinely target Active Directory and increasingly circumvent security logging.
The significant enhancements to Semperis DSP come during a time of strong momentum for the company. It recently completed a $40 million growth funding round led by Insight Partners and announced six consecutive profitable quarters.