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Network Traffic Analysis (NTA)

As one of the native capabilities of Stellar Cyber's intelligent security operations platform

Network detection and response (NDR) has a long history, evolving out of network security and network traffic analysis (NTA). The historical definition of network security is to use a perimeter firewall and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to screen traffic coming into the network, but as IT technology and security technology have evolved due to modern attacks leveraging more complex approaches, the definition is much broader now.

As one of the native capabilities of Stellar Cyber's intelligent security operations platform

NDR detects suspicious events that other network security tools
are missing, improving MTTI over 8x

The Right Data With Accurate Cybersecurity Analysis

The Right Data With Accurate Cybersecurity Analysis

Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) Components

EDR Software


Stellar Cyber offers a variety of physical and virtual sensors that package together Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), Machine Learning Intrusion Detection System (ML-IDS) and a malware sandbox for zero-day malware analysis.

Network traffic analysis


NDR works smoothly with your existing NGFWs so you can leverage what you already have, while using the sensors to fill coverage gaps.

SOC platform

Data Lake

To correlate risk and threats across every aspect of your network, data has to be aggregated and stored in a central Data Lake. Stellar Cyber’s Data Lake scales with your network so that you can have full coverage.


Threat Intelligence

Stellar Cyber automatically normalizes data and enriches it with multiple built-in Threat Intelligence feeds at no additional cost. Works out of the box, yet allows you to customize with your own feeds if you want.


AI Engine

The scale of modern networks demands AI for automated detection and response. Stellar Cyber ships out-of-the-box with AI-powered detections and correlations for NDR and UEBA so you can get up and running as quickly to detect every type of threat.


Automated Response

Take action automatically, or manually with one-click, straight from the single console of the same Open XDR Platform. Block traffic, contain hosts, disable users and more.

What People Are Saying

"Users can enhance their favorite EDR tools with full integration into an XDR platform, obtaining greater visibility."

Jon Oltsik Senior Principal Analyst and ESG Fellow

"Stellar Cyber reduced our analysis expenses and enabled us to kill threats far more quickly."

Central IT Department University of Zurich

Sportscar Performance XDR For A Family Sedan Budget!

Gartner PeerInsights

Stellar Cyber delivers built-in Network Detection & Response (NDR), Next Gen SIEM and Automated Response

Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions

Key Features

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Data Beyond Raw

Network Detection and Response (NDR, or NTA) addresses the labor/false alert data security analysis challenge by enabling IT security staff to weed out low- or no-value data in network packets, to better qualify and funnel alarms with threat intelligence and advanced security analytics, and to reduce data storage.

Stellar Cyber’s NDR application helps get the data right and helps drive extended detection and response (XDR) thinking. Collect, analyze and store metadata from network traffic at scale by dramatically reducing the data volume while providing ample evidence for advanced detection and forensic analysis. The integrated and advanced deep-packet inspection (DPI) engine can identify 4,000+ network applications, extract network security metadata from these applications, and reassemble files. The right amount of metadata, including DNS domain names, URLs, SQL queries, etc. are extracted. Stellar Cyber’s NDR can also take network security information from existing devices like logs from NGFW as well as NetFlow or IPFix. Stellar Cyber’s Interflow enriches the metadata with information from a variety of sources including DHCP/DNS traffic, logs for host names and domain names, identity provider (IDP) such as Active Directory, Office365 or Okta for usernames, Threat Intelligence, Geolocations, and vulnerability scan results. Pervasive visibility of lateral malware movement throughout the network is critical part of IT security. In addition to monitoring north/south traffic that crosses the enterprise perimeter, NDR monitors east/west communications and/or cloud-based applications through strategically-placed physical or virtual network sensors or agents/containers on servers

Detection at

Stellar Cyber NDR is a distributed cybersecurity system with a family of sensors and a centralized data processor and management system. It also encompasses a distributed detection system with multiple processing stages to improve system performance and scalability. Network security through NDR begins by performing necessary detections such IP/port scan, DNS tunneling, and flooding at the data collection stage.

As an additional benefit of Stellar Cyber’s Open XDR platform, Internet security is enhanced by having an integrated intrusion detection system (IDS) application processes network traffic before machine learning to predictably produce high-fidelity alerts. Stellar Cyber’s NDR application delivers real-time detection and threat hunting/investigation through a data lake with searchable indexed big data. Stellar Cyber performs real-time and historic network security analysis by leveraging both supervised and unsupervised machine learning as well as deep learning for advanced detection without signatures. Each integrated detection is purpose- built with the right machine learning model for its use case, rather than one model for all detections. Stellar Cyber’s security researchers and data scientists constantly tune the models for more detections and improvement of existing detections. Stellar Cyber’s user interface improves security analysis by enabling analysts’ to tune the machine learning model as well, by labeling the event via thumbing up or thumbing down a specific ML-driven detection result. And all integrated applications, including both NDR and machine learning IDS and malware detection, are aligned to the cyber kill chain, driving up productivity and reducing training time.

Response at Your

Stellar Cyber’s NDR application supports both automatic and manual responses. It can directly block attacks by dropping suspicious traffic on NGFW, disabling affected users on Active Directory, containing compromised endpoints via EDR, or any actions through Restful APIs or flexible scripts. Stellar Cyber’s NDR also supports integration with other SOARs like Phantom, Demisto, Swimlane and more.

With a built-in Data Streaming app, both data and security detections can be sent to incumbent SIEMs like Splunk. They can also be sent to any custom tools through Restful APIs or ticketing tools through email. Stellar Cyber has a built-in, very powerful reporting and alerting engine with both pre-canned reports for compliance and customizable reports tailored to individual requirements. Thinking proactively, Stellar Cyber has a powerful automated threat hunting application built-in with a large number of pre-built threat hunting libraries. For example, when a login such as SSH/RDP/FTP from an unexpected country and/or unexpected time window is detected, a firewall action response can be automatically triggered.

Designed Around

Sensors, collected data, threat intelligence and data storage technologies all support AI which drives detection and response outcomes.

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