Moving Target Defense

Rather than allowing a protected endpoint or a malicious device to see the real network, CryptoniteNXT transforms the endpoint’s view of the network into a dynamic, abstract structure, in effect making the once static network into a dynamic moving target. Normal legitimate traffic is unaffected by MTD. However, MTD severely restricts an attacker’s ability to collect actionable information about the network or masquerade as another legitimate endpoint.

Thus, MTD substantially increases the time, effort, and risk necessary to establish or maintain a presence in a network. The validity of any information garnered is also restricted to a limited period of time making it necessary for the attacker to repeatedly and aggressively perform reconnaissance. The attacker is unable to act decisively on network information and cannot spoof legitimate information. He becomes prone to mistakes making him more easily detectable by monitoring tools.