A popular target of attackers, Microsoft Active Directory will receive an extra measure of protection under a new offering announced Thursday by Attivo Networks. The company’s ADSecure-DC solution expands its Active Directory protection to non-Windows endpoints.
About a year ago Attivo introduced an endpoint product that could detect suspicious attempts to query Active Directory, intercept the queries, and steer them off course. “That was done on every Windows machine on the endpoint,” says Attivo Chief Security Advocate and CMO Carolyn Crandall, “but there are situations where you have Linux, Mac devices, or IoT devices that you can’t load the Windows agent onto, or where you don’t want to load an agent on a Windows endpoint. Now, with AD Secure Domain Controller, attacks can be detected from unmanaged devices.”