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IronNet Cybersecurity: Defending the world against cyber threats


A cyberattack is a malicious and deliberate attempt by an individual or organization to breach the information system of another individual or organization. Usually, the attacker seeks some type of benefit from disrupting the victim's network.

As the economy and business is shifting to more resources online, it is becoming more and more dangerous for organizations. Earlier, there were few resources and data available to hack. But now there are more things to compromise, like locally stored personal data, cloud data, login credentials, money with online banks and wallets, cryptocurrencies. The attacks are worthy of providing very high gains if compromised. As the online assets are growing day by day, the hacker community is growing stronger to either rob an individual or an organization.

The hacker groups have become big and sometimes work as funded by big groups or organizations or even a state. So protecting against these cyber threats is not easy enough. For defending against these big threats, the defense mechanism must be strong enough.For decades, companies have been defending against cyberattacks on their own, while hackers have been organizing themselves into sophisticated hacker networks.

Here comes the “IronNet” to the rescue. It believes in sharing resources and valuable information against the hackers to form an equally big set of organizations to counter the much wider cyber attacks. The IronNet aims to scale up to be big and resourceful enough to handle very well funded cyber attacks.It was founded by General (Ret.) Keith Alexander — former head of the NSA andCommander U.S. Cyber Command — to defend companies, organizations, sectors, and nations against highly organized cyber adversaries and sophisticated attacks. According to him, Governments don’t anticipate cyber attacks on the nation, and usually, the response is after the attack. With IronNet solutions, he aims to fill the void and better equip Government organizations for a possible cyber attack before. 

Collective Defense

IronNet deploys machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to predict a malware attack based upon behavioral patterns. It deploys Collective Defense works to detect, prioritize, and share suspicious and malicious threats among customer environments. Even when attacker’s pivot and change malware to evade detection, IronNet’s behavioral analytics capabilities can quickly identify the attempted attack.

It optimizes scarce cyber resources against risks to your organization and empowers security operations analysts across organizations to collaborate on detection and response to cyber threats. It predicts and understands the threats that are targeting your industry, your region, and your company. This way the same vulnerability or attack is not repeated.

Advanced network traffic analysis

IronNet believes Cyber threats are now more advanced and increasingly unpredictable. Traditional approaches, such as signature-based detection, can’t keep up. Sophisticated cyber threats need advanced detection. Next-generation network traffic analysis leverages machine learning so you can seeunknown threats coming up, accelerating response, and remedy for the threat. It is one of the most advanced cyber strategies.

Behavior-based detection enables models to identify and classify all anomalies in a network. For this, IronNet uses Artificial Intelligence to simulate human intelligence and intuition at scale to network anomalies. It increases the amount of data from industry, supply-chain, or geographic-level analysis to build better AI models and achieve greater visibility for incoming threats across similar companies and sectors.

IronDefense is a Network Detection & Response (NDR) platform that improves visibility across the threat landscape and improves detection efficiency within your network environment, allowing your SOC team to be more efficient and effective with existing cyber defense tools, resources, and analyst capacity. IronDefense ingests north-south traffic at your network perimeter and east-west traffic within your enterprise to provide full visibility across your network and full insights at the individual session level with its continuous PCAP capture capability. IronDefense can also be deployed in the public cloud through Amazon Web Services (AWS) or on-premise as hardware.


The IronDome platform delivers the unique ability to automate real-time knowledge sharing and collaboration between and beyond sectors for faster threat detection. IronDome creates a communication support network that identifies attacks as they evolve. All members of the community are anonymously notified about the anomalies identified by participating companies through their IronDefense local instances and are intimated how prevalent this particular behavior is within the industry and the risk it poses for the whole enterprise.

Cyber Assessment Tool

The Cyber Assessment Tool loads in your browser just like a normal webpage and performs a series of simulations using web requests that are designed to emulate malicious actions. The simulations are an array of common attacks used to steal confidential information, deliver malware to users, and maintain control of compromised systems.

As the simulations are performed, the system verifies the behavior was successful and presents the results in real-time. The detailed report matches if any behavior was detected by your security systems. For each simulation, the report contains a detailed description, along with indicators of compromise, which can be used to take a precise look into how your security tools reacted.

Meet the Cybersecurity Expert

Keith Alexander, Chairman of the Board, Founder and Co-CEO: At IronNet Cybersecurity, as the Co-CEO and President, General (Ret) Keith Alexander provides strategic vision to corporate leaders on cybersecurity issues through the development of cutting-edge technology, consulting and education/training. He is reinventing how industries mitigate cybersecurity threats with IronDefense, a patented solution designed to detect and alert on anomalous enterprise network behaviors through fine-tuned analytics. His goal is to bridge communication systems between private and government sectors to create the next level of intelligence sharing and protect the nation against cyber threats on a global stage.

“By collaborating and sharing threat information at network speed, all companies in a Collective Defense ecosystem can have advanced notice of incoming threats — and defend more proactively.”