ITDR for Active Directory

Find Active Directory identity attacks others can’t with less effort

Find and stop network identity attacks early and fast, without hiring an army of security architects and analysts.

Find Active Directory attacks the day they happen

That’s 99% faster than the average time of 328 days to detect and contain data breaches caused by compromised credentials.* 

*Source: IBM Data Breach Report

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We can help you find attacks the day they happen, before damage is done.
Why Vectra AI

Why choose Vectra AI to defend against Active Directory attacks?

Protect service accounts

Protect service accounts – even if you don’t know what or where they are. Our AI helps remove the risk of sprawl and automatically monitors all service accounts to identify when they’re abused.

Reduce workloads

Break through user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) noise. Our AI clearly alerts you to attacker behaviors with real-time attack ratings and urgency scores.

Reduce workloads

Break through user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) noise. Our AI clearly alerts you to attacker behaviors with real-time attack ratings and urgency scores.

Find identity attacks others can't

Find actors abusing identities across your entire hybrid attack surface. Vectra AI correlates identity coverage with broader network and cloud activity to monitor for identity-based attackers using AD, Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure AD), local and cloud identities.

Interactive Tour

Stop an Active Directory identity attack with Vectra ITDR

Take the interactive tour to see how security teams like yours use Vectra ITDR daily to find and stop identity-based attacks.

Attack Anatomy

See how Vectra AI defends against real-world Active Directory attacks

When prevention controls fail, Vectra AI is there — find and stop attacks in minutes.

MITRE Mapping

Comprehensive MITRE ATT&CK coverage for Active Directory

With more references in the MITRE D3FEND framework than any other vendor, only Vectra AI gives you an unfair advantage over attackers targeting Active Directory.

TA0001: Initial Access
T1078: Valid Accounts
TA0002: Execution
T1053: Schedule Task/Job
T1569: System Services
T1047: Windows Management Instrumentation
TA0003: Persistence
T1053: Schedule Task/Job
T1078: Valid Accounts
TA0004: Privilege Escalation
T1484: Domain Policy Modification
T1053: Schedule Task/Job
T1078: Valid Accounts
TA0005: Defense Evasion
T1484: Domain Policy Modification
T1550: Use Alternate Authentication Material
T1078: Valid Accounts
T1207: Rogue Domain Controller
TA0006: Credential Access
T1110: Brute Force
T1003: OS Credential Dumping
T1649: Steal or Forge Authentication Certificates
T1558: Steal or Forge Kerberos Tickets
T1552: Unsecured Credentials
TA0007: Discovery
T1087: Account Discovery
T1482: Domain Trust Discovery
T1615: Group Policy Discovery
T1069: Permission Groups Discovery
TA0008: Lateral Movement
T1563: Remote Service Session Hijacking
T1550: Use Alternate Authentication Material
Customer Stories

See why enterprises everywhere choose Vectra AI to stop identity-based attacks

“Vectra AI helped Sanofi find and stop a sophisticated and stealthy Active Directory identity attack that bypassed our other security controls. They detected the attacker’s lateral movement, privilege escalation, and file share enumeration so we can protect our network and data."
Richard Webster
Head of Cyber Security Operations Center, Sanofi
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“As a long-time Vectra AI customer, I have confidence in identifying and stopping privilege escalation and account takeovers.”
John Shaffer
CIO, Greenhill
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“Vectra AI offers excellent visibility about what attackers do inside the network.”
Gustavo Ricco
Security Operations Manager, Fenaco Informatik
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“Vectra AI has given us just the right tools with minimal effort to battle against ransomware and other cyberthreats.”
Arjan Hurkmans
IT Security Operations Manager, AS Watson
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Vectra Identity Threat Detection and Response

Learn more about how Vectra ITDR helps you defend against identity attacks.

Active Directory FAQs

How do hackers attack Active Directory?
Attackers use Active Directory vulnerabilities to take over privileged accounts, penetrate your system and elevate access until they can steal your most sensitive data. From dark web purchases to password spraying, they can easily crack credentials to take control of user accounts.
What happens when Active Directory is compromised?
A compromised Active Directory can be catastrophic. Once an attacker gains privileged access to an AD domain or domain controller, that access can be used to access, control or even destroy your organization's IT assets and trade secrets. The longer an AD attacker goes undetected, the more damage they can do.
How can you know if your Active Directory is under attack?
If an attacker is capable of reaching your AD environment, it's probably sophisticated enough to do so without leaving evidence. For example, one common Active Directory attack method is to join the Domain Admins group, engage in compromising activities and then leave before your security alerts have a chance to catch up.
How do you stop Active Directory attacks?
The only proven way to see and stop an active AD attacker is with AI-driven detection to spot the earliest signs of attack activity. The more visibility you have into the attack path, the better positioned your SOC will be to stop an attacker post-compromise.
How does Vectra AI reduce your Active Directory security risks?
Vectra Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR) helps you surface account takeovers in real time. As a component of the Vectra AI Platform, it leverages AI-driven Attack Signal Intelligence to distinguish benign anomalies from misused service accounts and malicious sign-ins.

Unlike prevention measures, such as minimizing the number of accounts with privileged access, Vectra ITDR secures your Active Directory when attackers bypass prevention — so you can find and stop active attacks the day they occur.