An award-winning leader in cyber deception and attacker lateral movement threat detection, Attivo Networks was identified as a Sample Vendor in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Security Operations, 2020 (Gartner subscription required). It was rewarded in the Deception Platforms category.

According to the report, “Deception platforms offer high-fidelity artifacts (e.g., decoys, lures, or honeytokens) that look real and useful but are fake and created only for attackers to touch and engage with. These artifacts should not be interacted with — hence almost zero false positives — but attackers are statistically bound to trigger one as they perform the lateral movement in organizations.”

Sample vendors are those with a solution that exemplifies the innovation highlighted in the Hype Cycle report.

Pete Shoard, Gartner’s Senior Director and Analyst, wrote in the report, “Security and risk management leaders who want to develop a threat detection initiative can invest in deception platforms as a low-cost and high-impact complement (or more rarely as a replacement) for SIEM, EDR, and NDR tools offering high-fidelity sensors. Forward-leaning and mature clients can also benefit from the added value from deception platforms. These benefits include generation of decoys that will increase an attacker’s dwell time or generation of local indicators of compromise (IOCs) and other threat intelligence (TI), which can give feedback into their TI efforts.”

As organizations are searching for creative ways to reduce security risk, Attivo Networks has gradually extended its portfolio of detection technologies to help business clients tackle increased destructiveness of attacks and extended surfaces of attacks.

The organization’s ThreatDefend Platform detects threats early in the process of attack by covering specific data and properties and misdirecting the attacker using lures, decoys, and other tactics.

The scalable portfolio of network, endpoint, and active directory protection solutions are responsible for providing organizations with reduced dwell times, enhanced attack prevention, and accelerated incident response.

Tushar Kothari, Chief Executive Officer of Attivo Networks, says, “Attivo Networks brings a unique set of capabilities to defenders and directly addresses their challenges related to detecting attacker lateral movement, targeted attacks on Active Directory, and other APT style tactics that sophisticated attackers are now using.”

He added, “We appreciate Attivo Networks’ inclusion in the Gartner report. We believe this recognition validates the continued market demand for deception technology as a critical security control for the enterprise.”

Attivo Networks was also recognized in the Gartner Solution Comparison for Six Deception Platforms. “This Solution Comparison is based on vendor briefings and demos, customer interviews, and inquiry data.”

Attivo Networks earned the highest number of “high” scores for 14 assessment metrics in the report relative to the other threat deception vendors.