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Stamus Networks Expands Security Platform’s Threat Hunting, Detection Capabilities

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Stamus Networks has launched a new version of its Stamus Security Platform (SSP) network threat detection and response offering, known as Update 39 (U39).

The company made the announcement at the International Cybersecurity Forum in Lille, France.

U39 Examined

SSP U39's enhancements extend across the following areas:

1. Evidence Collection

New conditional packet capture, protocol transaction and flow logging capabilities give end-users additional evidence without excessive storage, Stamus noted. Also, SSP logs additional DCERPC, HTTP header, and TLS cipher suite metadata with each alert and provides users with access to metadata evidence during incident investigations.

2. Threat Detection and Hunting

Users can access 21 guided threat hunting filters and threat intelligence sources, including two lateral movement rulesets and three suspicious domain lists, Stamus indicated. They can use SSP to detect activity from a match based on media type. In addition, they can ingest third-party threat intelligence feeds to trigger an alert based on a match from IP addresses and domain lists.

3. User Experience

SSP's threat hunting console lets users navigate from notifications to investigations without compromising their contextual data, Stamus said. The console also offers Expanded Host Insights, which allows users to view all activity associated with a given host.

Ultimately, SSP combines intrusion detection, network security monitoring and network detection and response into a single solution. In doing so, the platform helps security teams reduce tool sprawl and meet their governance, risk, compliance and operational security requirements.

Stamus Builds Leadership Team, European Presence

The U39 announcement comes after Stamus in January 2023 promoted Phil Owens to vice president of Customer Solutions. Owens is leading Stamus' technical customer engagements, the company indicated. He most recently served as Stamus' director of systems engineering and has more than 25 years of experience in systems engineering and product management roles at various technology organizations.

Previously, Stamus in October 2022 announced a partner agreement with Netmetrix, a network and security testing, visibility and analytics company. Netmetrix is marketing Stamus' solutions in France and helping the company extend its European market presence, the companies noted.

Stamus offers network-based threat detection and response solutions globally. The company offers a partner program for MSSPs and continues to explore cybersecurity and technology partnership opportunities.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.