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ESET's AI Pioneering in Threat Detection, Investigation, and Response (TDIR) Harnessing AI's Potential for Enhanced Cybersecurity Solutions

In the dynamic arena of cybersecurity, the indispensability of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has reached new heights, particularly within the spheres of threat detection, investigation, and response (TDIR). For over three decades, ESET has been at the forefront of harnessing AI's potential, furnishing practical solutions that effectively combat the ever-evolving challenges of cybersecurity.

But what exactly is TDIR?

Threat detection, investigation, and response (TDIR) constitute a risk-centric strategy aimed at mitigating cybersecurity threats and enhancing the efficacy of threat detection measures. These foundational capabilities play a pivotal role in shaping the contribution of tools within a Security Operations Center (SOC) towards the overarching mission and strategy. They empower modern SOC personnel to adeptly configure and manage security detection protocols. Notably, the primary use cases for AI within TDIR underscore the ongoing necessity for human involvement, underscoring the symbiotic relationship between advanced technology and human expertise.

AI's Role in TDIR

As a leading vendor, ESET was recently featured in Gartner's latest report titled "Emerging Tech - Top Use Cases for AI in Threat Detection, Investigation, and Responses." The report delves into how providers intend to leverage AI to bolster and support analysts in the TDIR process, offering invaluable insights into the strides made in enhancing TDIR services through AI integration.

Supervised ML for Enhanced Threat Detection:

One significant takeaway from the report is the growing reliance on supervised Machine Learning (ML) among security providers. Gartner notes, "For years, security vendors have been integrating AI into their products and threat detection processes, enabling them to identify anomalies and patterns beyond human capabilities at scale. In fact, over 50% of interviewed security service and tech providers claim to already be using supervised ML-based AI coupled with supervised training to enhance their threat detection abilities."

With a legacy dating back to 1990, ESET has been a trailblazer in AI integration within its security solutions. Recognizing the evolving cyber threat landscape, we embraced AI's potential early on, employing its capabilities not only for detection but also for real-time threat prevention.


ESET LiveSense, our proprietary suite of multi-layered technologies, surpasses conventional solutions by leveraging machine learning to combat novel threats and ensuring continuous threat intelligence updates through our global ESET LiveGrid reputation and response system, powered by cloud technology.


ESET, deploys two distinct forms of Advanced Machine Learning, comprising a robust detection engine in the cloud and a lightweight version deployed on the endpoint. These leverage carefully selected classification algorithms, including deep learning and boosted trees, to ensure swift and precise analysis crucial for thwarting emerging threats.


Furthermore, the latest addition to our product line up, ESET Inspect, introduces an AI-powered detection correlation engine. This innovative feature automatically generates incidents, enabling security engineers to significantly streamline investigation and incident management processes.

In conclusion, our pioneering journey with AI in TDIR marks a paradigm shift in cybersecurity. By enhancing detection results and reducing false positive/negative rates, security vendors strive to differentiate themselves, embracing a "go fast and be safe" approach. Through the power of modern AI techniques, we not only stay ahead of emerging threats but also set new benchmarks for efficiency and accuracy in threat detection and response. As thought leaders in the cybersecurity realm, we remain committed to empowering our stakeholders with insightful guidance, innovative solutions, and strategic counsel, ensuring they are well-equipped to navigate the dynamic challenges of the digital age.








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