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Blog & News Category // Announcements

Sagan Technology Latest Release Includes Malware Detonation

Posted by Kat Casey on September 05, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sep 05, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Quadrant Information Security announces the next release of their Sagan Technology, which will include a new Malware Detonation component. This release will allow Sagan sensors the ability to extract files traversing the customer infrastructure, and detonate these files in a secure off-premise cloud environment.

“Adversaries are getting smarter and it...
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Sagan “global” xbits.  Escaping the island.

Posted by Champ Clark on July 11, 2017

Early in the development of Sagan “xbits,” we noticed a couple of limitations.

For one, Sagan didn’t have the ability to “remember” xbits between process restarts meaning that that all the data Sagan had been collecting (xbits, threshold, etc.) would be lost during a reboot or process restart.

The...
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New features in the release of our Sagan 3.0.1

Posted by Kat Casey on March 29, 2017

Here are some of the cool, new features in our recent Sagan 3.0.1 release this week. 

E-mail format changes: 

We have made some minor modifications to our alert e-mail format. The new format features the more important alert data toward the top of the e-mail. This change was initiated based on client feedback...
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Sagan 3.0: New Features & Functionality

Posted by Kat Casey on November 29, 2016

We have been working on Sagan 3.0 for several months now, and wanted to share with you some of the new features and functionality that you will experience in the console and via Quadrant support.

Some of the new UI/UX feature updates include:

New framework being used, which provides more security in production, and...
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Dynamic Rules with Sagan.

Posted by Champ Clark on November 14, 2016

One of the biggest problems faced with log monitoring is ensuring that the proper rules are loaded. Just like with packet based IDS systems, during the installation and setup process, you typically enable the rules that you think are relevant to your environment. The problem is, environments change over time and we might neglect to go back and determine...
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Release of the APT Deflector (Patent Pending): True Quality Context, Threat Intelligence Advancement

Posted by Kat Casey on July 08, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jul 08, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Quadrant Information Security announced at an exclusive event in Jacksonville, Florida last night, the release of the APT Deflector (patent pending). This intelligent threat intelligence process is a component to our overall Sagan Solution, and our threat intelligence engine, BlueDot.

“We have to stay creative and continue to...
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EVENT :: THE RELEASE OF OUR APT DEFLECTOR (patent pending) Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 5-8p

Posted by Kat Casey on June 28, 2016
An Evening of Cocktails & Cutting Edge Threat Intelligence Technology

WHAT: The release of our APT Deflector (patent pending) and how it will become a cutting edge component to our overall Sagan Solution and our intelligent threat intelligence, BlueDot!  This presentation will encompass the need for context and data quality in threat intelligence processes, and how the...
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JunOS/ScreenOS Vulnerability Helps to Emphasize the Importance of Remote Log Storage

Posted by Kat Casey on December 21, 2015

Article written by: Adam Hall - 

2015-12-17 09:00:00 system warn 00515 Admin user username1 has logged on via SSH from

2015-12-17 09:00:00 system warn 00528 SSH: Password authentication successful for admin user ‘username1’ at host

According to the above log, user ‘username1’ has logged into a...
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Sagan 1.0.0 (open source) log analysis engine released!

Posted by Champ Clark on October 23, 2015

In June 2010, we completed initial work on Sagan 0.0.1 which was a very basic outline of what we thought a real-time log analysis engine should be. Historically, people treated logs as an archive of only the past activities, and in 2010, many solutions for “log analysis” were based on command line tools and concepts like grep. ...
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Sagan Flowbit

Posted by Kat Casey on June 08, 2015

These insights were provided by the expertise of Rob Nunley.

Daniel Kahneman is a Doctor of Psychology who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 (http://www.princeton.edu/~kahneman/).  It may seem strange, initially, that a Psychologist would win one of the most world-renowned economics awards, but Dr. Kahneman’s...
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