On Premises, Edge and Cloud

Stellar Cyber’s Starlight reveals threats anywhere by having a flexible deployment framework on premises, edge or cloud

Starlight is delivered as software that can be installed on your own physical or virtual x86 servers in cloud providers such as AWS, Azure or Google, or purchased as pre-installed hardware appliances (see options below).

There are multiple components that create the total solution:

  • Network sensors collect network traffic from Ethernet switches (options below)
  • Agent sensors are installed on Linux and Windows on servers to collect traffic, command, process and file data
  • Container sensors collect traffic inside container environments
  • Deception sensors act as honeypots within your environment
  • Virtual appliance sensors can be deployed inside KVM, VMWare and Hyper-V environment

Data Processor nodes are deployed and can be clustered together to create an infinitely scalable big data platform for data storage and analytics

Sensors and Appliances

Photon Sensor - 1G

The Photon Sensor enables organizations to gain unprecedented visibility into network security events. By solving the “Goldilocks” problem, our sensors collect the right amount of data at the right time. Traditionally, organizations have suffered from the age-old garbage in / garbage out problem. This is because toolsets have either collected too much data, too little data or have lacked contextual information within the data, that would allow security analysts to gain better understanding of the data. To that end, Stellar Cyber invented Interflow ™ to get the data “just right” as Goldilocks so eloquently put it in the childhood fairy tale , Goldilocks & The Three Bears.

The Photon Sensor is a network sensor that can monitor 4 LAN segments at an aggregated throughput of 1 gigabit per second. Its small size is ideal for fast and easy deployment at remote offices, where server room or data center real estate is hard to obtain, and technical staff is limited or nonexistent. Its literally plug and play!

Photon Sensor - 10G

The Photon Sensor is a network sensor that can monitor 10 LAN segments at an aggregated throughput of 1 gigabit per second. Its small size is ideal for fast and easy deployment at remote offices, where server room or data center real estate is hard to obtain, and technical staff is limited or nonexistent. Its literally plug and play!

Starlight Appliance

Starlight Appliance is a high performance software & hardware appliance that serves as a Unified Security Analytics Platform for SOC teams and security analysts. Starlight gives security analysts the ability to collect data, detect security events, investigate and respond to them, all within a single appliance. The appliance delivers predictable data ingestion and processing performance due to its custom hardware and software design & surpasses that of any off the shelf comodity x86 server hardware. In order to detect cyber threats within your network you need lots of data, you need big data and to process big data you need to have a big compute platform.

Starlight In High-Availability Environments

The Importance of Data Availability

It only takes minutes for a hacker to enter your network and if at any moment data collection is lost due to a power, network or system outage an organization may have lost total visibility into breach attempts. At Stellar Cyber we realize the importance of high availability and have built multiple approaches to ensuring data loss is mitigated. This solutions note will give you a basic understanding of how high availability is achieved on the Starlight Unified Security Analytics Platform.