ActiveDefense Monitoring

Fortis experts monitor your environment 24x7x365 and immediately alert you to any suspicious activity

Fortis offers a comprehensive suite of ActiveDefense Monitoring solutions designed to provide 24x7x365 threat protection and enhance your security posture. This multilayered approach enables us to maintain a close eye on nearly every portion of your environment, making it easier to detect suspicious activity, issue alerts, mitigate significant threats, and achieve compliance. Our team of highly certified experts stay up-to-date with the latest threat intelligence, and use that along with data from other monitoring customers to regularly generate custom insights, analysis, and recommendations aimed at helping your organization fine tune its security strategy. 

Fortis ActiveDefense Monitoring provides critical, real-time visibility into the risk factors your organization faces. In order to monitor your environment effectively, we need to assess your existing IT and security infrastructure, how it aligns with the rest of your organization and best practices, as well as any compliance or governance requirements that need to be met. ActiveDefense Monitoring has the ability to cover the following areas and disciplines:


Every endpoint provides another path for an attacker to gain access to your environment. The proliferation of devices and applications onto networks has resulted in a complex web that’s increasingly difficult to protect. Fortis ActiveDefense monitors all your endpoints for suspicious activity, using advanced analytics to alert your organization when potentially dangerous attacks or insider threats are detected.


The network edge has become increasingly widespread as more users work remotely and additional resources are shifted to the cloud. Fortis ActiveDefense monitors your routers, switches, firewalls, and IoT devices looking for critical anomalies or log changes that could be indicators of compromise resulting from connections to external, third-party networks.


Fortis works with our partners to provide deception technology as an option within our ActiveDefense monitoring portfolio. A series of traps and decoys are spread throughout your network and infrastructure, designed to look like and imitate genuine assets of value. If a decoy gets triggered by an intruder, the Fortis team will send an alert along with logging and monitoring the attack vectors used during the incident.


Your organization should have a carefully arranged strategy in place for identity and access management that defines the roles and privileges of each user on your network, along with the circumstances under which they are granted or restricted from those privileges. Fortis ActiveDefense monitors user behavior for suspicious activity, including logins at strange hours of the day or from strange locations, as well as frequent attempts to access restricted areas and multiple failed password attempts. When detected we will send you an alert, as any of these may be signs of stolen credentials or an employee acting with malicious intent.


Sentinel offers software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solutions, which often include native monitoring capabilities. Unfortunately those native monitoring tools primarily focus on information related to performance and management, not security. SD-WAN implementation expands the network perimeter and significantly increases the number of endpoints, making it that much more difficult to protect from attacks. Fortis ActiveDefense has the ability to adapt and scale when monitoring your SD-WAN environment, so you can retain end-to-end visibility even as it changes with automation tools and/or additional vendors.


Fortis ActiveDefense Network Security Monitoring uses a combination of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and forensic investigation to analyze a wide variety of factors, including payload, protocols, client-server communications, traffic flow, traffic patterns, and encrypted traffic sessions to deliver immense visibility into your network environment. Any attacks, relevant threats, or suspicious behavior discovered by our team of highly certified experts will result in an alert to your administrators for next steps and containment activities.


Organizations with all types of cloud environments need to take steps to protect themselves beyond endpoint security by focusing on workloads. An entire workload must be functional for a cloud-based application to work properly without creating security risks, and since workloads frequently move across cloud environments, their protection should be a high priority. Fortis ActiveDefense monitors your workloads for unorthodox behavior and other suspicious activity, sending out an alert at the first sign of intrusion. We also consolidate the different security technologies associated with each of your workloads into a single pane of glass, making it easier to identify anomalies and other potential performance issues.


The cloud has quickly become one of the top targets for cyber attacks as organizations migrate more of their infrastructure off premise into public, private, and hybrid environments. As the attack surface continues to expand, it has become more important than ever to manage risk for all of your digital assets through security monitoring. Fortis ActiveDefense keeps close watch over your cloud environment and provides detailed, single dashboard visibility so you can take a proactive approach to securing your assets. This can also help identify any protection gaps or vulnerabilities that may emerge due to the addition of new applications/endpoints, misconfigurations, or delays in patching.


Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has become one of the fastest growing areas for businesses migrating to the cloud. Monitoring your infrastructure enables your organization to keep track of how it is performing and quickly spot abnormalities or issues related to service security. Fortis ActiveDefense utilizes deep packet inspection (DPI) along with advanced intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS) solutions to provide real-time visibility for your IaaS environment and shared infrastructure files so you can work to eliminate vulnerabilities and stop attacks before they have the opportunity to cause significant damage. 


A majority of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications generate an extensive amount of data from users, administrators, and backend activity. That, along with users accessing SaaS applications from a wide variety of endpoints and locations, makes it much more challenging to conduct threat detection and response compared to other areas of your environment. Fortis calibrates its ActiveDefense monitoring for SaaS applications, closely examining user/administrator access for stolen or compromised accounts, user/administrator behavior for unauthorized activity or the sharing/deletion of private data, as well as the ways third-party APIs interact with your applications so you can stop a man in the middle attack.

Adaptive Threat Response

Unique to Fortis ActiveDefense Monitoring is our Adaptive Threat Response (ATR). ATR provides automated threat blocking on most supported major next generation firewalls based on identification of potentially harmful behavior, and automatically blocks the potential attacker on secure edge devices.  When ATR detects a bad actor scanning the environment and searching for weaknesses, machine learning kicks into action, forcing a rule to block the attacker and stop the attack before it can progress along the cyber kill chain and evolve into a cybersecurity incident.  Fortis ATR responds automatically to threats and stops hundreds of thousands of bad activities daily.


  • Stay on top of the latest cybersecurity trends and the evolving threat landscape
  • Focus more on other tasks and initiatives while taking advantage of the Fortis team of certified security experts
  • Satisfy strict compliance and regulatory requirements for all types of industry standards
  • Minimize Time to Detect with 24x7x365 reviews of your security events and logs
  • Reduce Time to Respond with improved alerting carefully sourced through automation, AI, and expert analysis
  • Gain a better understanding of the specific tactics and strategies attackers are using in attempts to infiltrate your organization