Action1 launches threat actor filtering to block remote management platform abuse

Action1 has announced new AI-based threat actor filtering to detect and block abuse of its remote management platform. The cloud-native patch management, remote access, and remote monitoring and management (RMM) firm stated its platform has been upgraded to spot abnormal user behavior and automatically block threat actors to prevent attackers exploiting its tool to carry out malicious activity. The release comes amid a trend of hackers misusing legitimate systems management platforms to deploy ransomware or steal data from corporate environments.

Action1 platform enhanced to identify and terminate RMM abuse

In an announcement, Action1 stated that the new enhancement helps ensure that any attempt at misuse of its remote management platform is identified and terminated before cybercriminals accomplish their goals. “It scans user activity for suspicious patterns of behavior, automatically suspends potentially malicious accounts, and alerts Action1’s dedicated security team to investigate the issue,” it added.

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