Duo adds machine learning threat detection to security offering

ANN ARBOR — The adoption of cloud-based business applications, “bring your own device” policies, and an increasingly mobile workforce means more opportunity for attackers to steal user credentials.

Duo Security, the Ann Arbor-based cybersecurity provider, says it is adding machine learning-driven User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) to its flagship security platform, Duo Beyond, to help counter the threat.

Company officials said the enhancement will be available through a beta program open to existing Duo customers on an opt-in basis.

Credential theft and account takeover are more prevalent than ever, as highlighted in the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report that identified stolen credentials and phishing as two of the top three most common means of breach.

Duo Beyond delivers a zero-trust security platform that enables organizations to help prevent security breaches caused by compromised credentials by basing application access decisions on the trust established in user identities and the trustworthiness of their devices, as well as the context surrounding each access attempt.

Enhanced by the advanced UEBA capabilities, Duo Beyond uses machine learning algorithms to analyze usage data to detect anomalous and potentially malicious access behaviors, enabling organizations to mount a rapid response. This capability will also deliver a far more scalable, automated, and dynamic solution as compared to traditional, strictly rules-based alerting systems that require IT admins to manually identify, investigate, and research thousands of potentially malicious logins per day.

For more information, visit duo.com or contact your account representative.

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