Incident response

Get insights into SSH connections related to an incident without decryption

Investigate a suspicious SSH connection and see evidence of file transfers and human keystroke activity via insights from Corelight’s Encrypted Traffic Collection.

Assess the scope of a malware attack

Pivot off a malware hash in Corelight’s files.log to immediately see all hosts that have downloaded the malicious file and then prioritize additional response work such as agent deployment.

Automate repetitive manual investigations

Turn manual data aggregation tasks into automated investigative playbooks in your SIEM. One SOC built a SOAR playbook around Corelight’s dns.log and reduced their average incident response times by 75%. Download case study

Locate PCAP files needed for an investigation

Pivot from the logs of a Corelight-parsed connection directly into the related packets in using precise timestamps and Zeek Community ID appended to Corelight’s conn.log. Read how in this blog post.

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Threat hunting

Identify the early stages of a ransomware attack

Use Corelight's rich evidence and detections around RDP, SSH, and SMB traffic to find early warning signs of ransomware, before encryption occurs. Download paper

Fingerprint encrypted connections

Fingerprint SSL or SSH connections via the JA3/HASSH packages so analysts can identify and track attacker movements across encrypted channels

Assessing the scope of a malware attack

Pivot off a malware hash in Zeek's files.log to immediately see all other hosts in an environment that have downloaded the malicious file and then prioritize additional incident response work such as agent deployment. Learn more.

Locating PCAP files needed for an investigation

Pivot from the logs of a Zeek-parsed connection directly into connection packets in Moloch using the shared Community ID appended to the Zeek conn.log. Learn more.

Verifying containment and remediation

Use Zeek's network logs for conducting post-breach monitoring to look for the recurrence of malware beaconing.

Improving defensibility

Use Zeek's continuous logging across protocols to establish the "ground truth" of what happened historically, minimizing both legal expenses and the scope of disclosure

Get insights into SSH connections related to an incident without decryption

Investigate a suspicious SSH connection and see evidence of file transfers and human keystroke activity via insights from Corelight’s Encrypted Traffic Collection.

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Threat detection

Detecting SSH client bruteforce attacks

Discover when a client attempts to authenticate beyond a pre-configured threshold and then successfully authenticates. Learn more.

Detecting hidden C2 server communications

Uncover live C2 communications via Zeek’s dpd.log when an attacker attempts to disguise their C2 traffic in a purported SSL connection. Watch video.

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Lateral movement detection

Detect lateral movement in MITRE ATT&CK related to SMB and DCE-RPC traffic, such as indicators targeting Windows Admin Shares and Remote File Copy or stream Zeek logs to the Real Intelligence Threat Analytics (RITA) tool to create a daily report of potential beaconing activity. Watch Video.

Detecting off-port protocol usage

Use Zeek’s deep protocol parsing capabilities to identify network services, such as HTTP or DNS, running on non-standard ports. Watch video.

Fingerprinting connections for fraud detection

Create custom Zeek logs to fingerprint connections and identify issues like API fraud and account takeovers.

Investigating unauthorized SMB file access

Use Zeek’s SMB logs as a source of evidence to document end user access to a sensitive SMB file share without authorization. Download case study.

Data enrichment

Enhance traffic monitoring with local context

Use the Zeek Input Framework to append internal server names and IT contact information fields to the conn.log to accelerate investigations and remediation workflows. Learn more.

Enhancing DNS visibility

Use Zeek’s dns.log—which contains both queries and responses—to access forensic information server logs can’t provide, due to a lack of detail. Learn more.

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Identifying vulnerable software

Use Zeek’s software.log to identify outdated or vulnerable software, such as Java or Flash, running in an environment. Watch video.

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Flagging Cyrillic keyboard usage

Monitor Zeek’s rdp.log to identify the use of Russian character set keyboards in an environment, which could signal unusual behavior.

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Verifying that sensitive connections use strong encryption

Verify via Zeek’s ssl.log that all TLS sessions for sensitive connections use appropriately strong ciphers, and prompt security ops staff to take remedial action if less secure ciphers are detected. Watch video.

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Network operations

Creating inventories of connected devices

Inventory network-connected devices and their services without needing to install host agents, and use Zeek’s software.log to monitor BYO software used by employees. Watch video.

Monitoring risky SSL certificates

Monitor self-signed and expired, or soon-to-expire, certificates via Zeek’s ssl.log. Watch video.

Troubleshooting a load balancer issue

Diagnose a load balancer performance problem that is difficult or impossible to replicate in a lab environment via evidence gathered from Zeek’s network logs and end finger pointing between security and network operations teams.