CB Defense with Live Response ....What a wonder
June 15, 2018

CB Defense with Live Response ....What a wonder

Brody Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cb Defense

Cb Defense has been deployed on all our endpoints. Its used to scan memory for process execution and used to for live response situations. We have a different policy setup for different departments, all depending on the business requirements.

With the introduction of 3.2.2, The live response has given new meaning to our deployment strategy. We now have the ability to quarantine the endpoint and perform live analysis on the system. To give you an idea, if a system has triggered an alarm, we can login to the Dashboard, and see all the process executions, and a history of the system. If we see something "out of the norm" we can quarantine the system, access it remotely, and dump the memory, and transfer tools such as sys internals, and volatility to perform deeper analysis.
  • History of Process Execution, really anything that happens in the system is easily seen within the Dashboard. I can determine if a bad actor has infected the system, be it malware, backdoor, rootkit, Trojan, then from that point, I can put the system into Quarantine.
  • Being able to quarantine the system from the Dashboard. With these type of tools, pulling the power and running a hard drive image is not needed. Put the system in quarantine, start the analysis. A year ago, the network engineer might move the system into a VLAN that has no access to anything, except the system performing the remote analysis... Now I do not have to rely on anyone to move a system, power it down, pull the drive, or image the drive. I can just start the analysis right from my workstation.
  • The Live Response, again goes hand in hand with the quarantine feature.
  • By now, I am sure you see a process. Its simple, and easy and all done from a cloud-based console, called the dashboard. .. deploy the agent, create the policy, and active live response, set up email alerts, and monitor your endpoints... you are now ready to perform a triage in the event of an infection. We have step 1, step 2, step 3... but, just remember, things do happen, nothing is perfect, but this product has its advantages.
  • I would like to see better integration with Alien Vault, other SIEM products such as Splunk has detailed instruction on the setup, but since we have 3 USM appliances within our organization, the integration would be key for us.
  • Some say that data leakage occurs from collecting information being sent to the cloud. The way the system works is it basically looks at a system and decide after time what is normal process execution, then uploads this data on port 443 to the cloud. I have read that this data can be seen by 3rd parties, but I haven't seen it myself.
  • ref: https://www.directdefense.com/harvesting-cb-response-data-leaks-fun-profit/
  • Sometimes I get some crazy alerts like Outlook has scraped memory due to Ransomware. Other times it's Word or Excel, even Chrome. I could go into the policy and start whitelisting, which by the way, whitelisting can be done within the alert, but who has time.
  • It actually stooped a memory scraper from stealing credit card data from our POS system. The casino was bought from awhile back, so coming into this place 4 years ago, we had a flat network. Not good with POS System. Well, a memory scraper was released (employee downloaded a game) and Cb Defense just killed it... This was before a live response, so we pulled the system from the network.
  • I can't really say anything negative, at least from an ROI point of view.
To be honest, it's the only one I have experience with... This was 4 years ago.
Well suited for live response.
Well suited for process and memory monitoring.

Less appropriate for smaller organizations.