What Is FDR?

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At InQuest, we’re pioneering cutting-edge tools to define a whole new cybersecurity category: File Detection and Response (FDR). It stands out from conventional solutions like Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Network Detection and Response (NDR), and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) by offering an unparalleled ability to identify and address file-borne threats with precision by leveraging Deep File Inspection (DFI). What does our file-centric approach mean for your security team and organization?

Let’s find out what our FDR is, and who it’s for.

Close the Security Gap

File Detection and Response (FDR) was born from the challenging experiences of SOC analysts and threat hunters entrusted with defending the US Department of Defense against millions of file-based attacks leveraging sophisticated tactics and techniques by state-sponsored threat actors to compromise their systems.

Through those experiences, we developed a platform to address a critical gap in computer network defense that existing security solutions fail to completely address: files in motion, in use, and at rest.

Malicious files are the root of most user security issues. With this in mind, and with a singular focus on file security, we created FileTAC, an FDR solution to close this critical gap in the ever evolving threat landscape.

Designed for SOC analysts and threat hunters

FileTAC was designed to alleviate the daily challenges faced by SOC analysts and threat hunters. Where other solutions cast their net wide in the hopes of uncovering a threat, we take a different approach.

Four Pillars Of FDR

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Deep File Inspection® (DFI)

The bedrock of InQuest’s FDR product, FileTAC, is our Deep File Inspection (DFI) technology. DFI goes beyond traditional analysis methods by dynamically dissecting files to reveal hidden layers deep within the content.

Give your threat hunters the upper hand with a comprehensive understanding of malware, exploits, and evolving attack surfaces.

Say goodbye to superficial insights or painfully slow investigations. DFI empowers your team with fast, in-depth analysis.

Let InQuest handle the heavy lifting and give your professionals the actionable intelligence they need to go on the hunt.

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With our automated retrospective analysis capabilities, your SOC team can hunt for newly discovered threats lurking in previously captured files and identify hidden instances of malware, ransomware, or other file-borne attacks.

As new threat intel becomes available, RetroHunt automatically searches for IOCs across files that have already made it onto your system, minimizing threat dwell time.

Uncover historical threats, validate custom detection logic, and monitor for attacks or threat actors of interest.

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Intelligent Orchestration

To streamline detection, response, and remediation, SOCs must find ways to integrate personnel, systems, and tools without drawing team members into mundane, time consuming tasks.

We strategically integrate with a number of complementary security solutions that can be found on our Partners page. When paired together, these joint solution offerings provide a greater return on investment because we consume different analytical perspectives and provide them all in a single composite IQ score.

Our Intelligent Orchestration approach involves aggregating, curating, and analyzing terabytes of internal, public, and private threat intelligence data to give your SOC team the pinpoint guidance it needs to enhance SIEMS, enable industry sharing, and strengthen your security posture.

What is FDR IQ Score

IQ Score

Unlike generic file analysis tools, our advanced algorithms combine the expertise of seasoned security analysts, the power of our DFI technology, and multiple threat intelligence sources to provide your team with a single score, weighted for both severity and confidence.

Our IQ Score delivers a discrete, heuristic, and machine learning-driven approach to threat evaluation. The escalating gradient from 1 to 10 allows your team to use and share a single, precise value for assessment and prioritization.

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FDR Empowers Your People

A brand new cybersecurity category, built on four pillars of ground-breaking technology with your SOC team in mind. Try our FDR solution, FileTAC, today so you can close the security gap, ease the daily grind of your SOC teams, and maximize your security return on investment.