User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) Tools
ActivTrak headquartered in Austin provides their workforce behavior and performance tracking analytics solution.
ADAudit Plus offers real-time monitoring, user and entity behaviour analytics, and change audit reports that helps users keep AD and IT infrastructure secure and compliant.Track all changes to Windows AD objects including users, groups, computers, GPOs, and OUs.Achieve hybrid AD…
Varonis offers their Data Security Platform, a modular suite of data acess and data security products providing sensitive data discovery, data access governance, unusual behavior detection, GDPR compliance support, as well as incident playbooks and cybersecurity forensic reporting.…
New York based Cynet offers their XDR platform Cynet 360, which monitors endpoints and networks, correlates and analyzes suspicious behavior, and provides automated remedial protection and manual remediation guidance to contain and eliminate cyber attackers.
Teramind helps organizations track user behaviors to detect insider threats and prevent data leaks. The software lets users monitor and record the activities of employees, remote users, external contractors both onsite and offsite in real-time. Teramind’s monitoring features can…
Exabeam headquartered in San Mateo, Exabeam Fusion, a SIEM + XDR. The vendor states the modular Exabeam platform allows analysts to collect unlimited log data, use behavioral analytics to detect attacks, and automate incident response. The Exabeam platform can be deployed on-premise…
Splunk supplies security analytics as a standalone solution or priced as an add-on for users of its popular SIEM products, to protect enterprises against unknown threats and malicious behavior, via the Splunk User Behavior Analytics (UBA) application.
Fortinet offers user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) technology via FortiInsight, the company's security analytics software.
The Symantec Information Centric Analytics solution (or Symantec ICA, based on the former Bay Dynamics Risk Fabric Platform acquired by Broadcom in December, 2019) is an enterprise software solution which provides high level security risk analytics, user behavior analysis, kill chain…
NetWitness Detect AI is a cloud-native SaaS offering that uses advanced behavior analytics and machine learning to quickly reveal unknown threats. It leverages network, endpoint and log data captured by NetWitness Platform to create a baseline of an organization’s behaviors and IT…
Securonix headquartered in Addison offers the Securonix User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) tool, the company's core security analytics application providing AI-based and machine learning funcitons for analyzing and providing context to security data.
Gurucul User & Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) uses machine learning models on open choice big data to detect unknown threats early in the kill chain. UEBA provides a realistic approach to comprehensively manage and monitor user and entity centric risks. UEBA identifies anomalous…
Log360 is a unified SIEM solution with integrated DLP and CASB capabilities that detects, prioritizes, investigates, and responds to security threats.
Interset, developed by the company of the same name in Ottawa which was acquired by Micro Focus in February 2019, is a security analytics platform bringing artificial intelligence and machine learning to insider threat detection or related behavior-related security policy violations…
Managed Open XDR solution combines the necessary technology and expertise to deliver managed threat protection across your entire IT ecosystem. It includes technology from the former EventTracker SIEM, acquired by Netsurion.
Insider Threat Intelligence (ITI) OverviewITI is a software application that provides organizations of any size the ability to mature their Insider Threat Program. It empowers insider risk analysts with automation and analytics to improve their ability to proactively identify high…
Dtex is a threat detection security product, that uses behavior intelligence to uncover both internal and external threats.
Forcepoint UEBA Behavior Analytics is a security analytics applications designed to provide additional advanced analytic functionality to enterprise security tools and context to SIEM data, from Forcepoint headquartered in Austin.
What are User and Entity Behavior Analytics tools?
User and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) tools focus on providing analytics on the behavior of people (commonly employees), devices, and applications. The goal of doing so is to identify abnormal behaviors and take action towards addressing them. It does this primarily by identifying behavioral patterns of users and machines and alerting stakeholders and leaders to suspicious behavior. UEBA can stop malicious behavior and protect sensitive information, both from external and internal threats.
These systems are capable of tracking actions such as which users are accessing certain files and what was done with the data afterwards. Some UEBA tools include incident response tools that allow them to restrict the access of suspicious users or entities to prevent further data loss. They contain integration capabilities with existing security systems that enforce current company policies. As such, some companies can use UEBA products as employee monitoring tools in addition to as a security tool.
From the security standpoint, UEBA is often used as an insider risk management software, along with or in place of Data-Centric Audit and Protection (DCAP), Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB). While each type of tool can provide valuable security features, the feature sets and use cases differ. For example, a company that doesn’t store its data in the cloud would not need to purchase a CASB. Beyond insider risk management, by monitoring entity behavior, UEBA tools can detect compromised user credentials and malware infections.
User and Entity Behavior Analytics Features
UEBA tools come equipped with some of the following features:
- Real-time alerts
- Hacker detection algorithm
- Malware Detection
- Incident Logs
- Process enormous user files & email activities
- Providing access to granular files
- Response automation
- Threat intelligence
- Data Collection
User and Entity Behavior Analytics Tools Comparison
- Security Concerns: Your company’s individual security concerns should be front of mind when selecting a UEBA tool. If you have a smaller company with a lot of devices, a UEBA tool with more advanced entity behavior tracking and malware detection may serve your needs better than a tool with more advanced user monitoring.
- Use Case: UEBA tools have a broad feature set with many applications. For example, UEBA can be used to monitor employee productivity, while also detecting security threats. Various vendors have developed specialized tools for different use cases, so ensure you’re selecting a tool that was built with the features you’re looking for. ActivTrak has UEBA features that can be used for security purposes, but is primarily an employee monitoring tool, while Capgemini ITI is a UEBA tool built specifically for insider risk management.
- UEBA vs DCAP: UEBA tools focus on monitoring the behavior of users and entities, while DCAP products monitor data movement. Purchasing both tools can be costly for a smaller business, even though they are both effective security tools. Some UEBA tools can be used for security and employee productivity purposes and may give smaller businesses more bang for their buck if they can be used in multiple applications. DCAP may be a better fit for privacy-conscious employers, since users are not monitored unless an alert flags that they initiated suspicious data activity.
Pricing for UEBA products is variable based on feature set as some products offer UEBA as a standalone capability, while others offer UEBA along with DCAP and/or DLP capabilities. Products with broader feature sets are typically more expensive. Pricing is generally customized based on individual needs, but you can expect to be charged by user or device. Most vendors will offer a free trial.