Field Effect Cybersecurity Solutions

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Field Effect is a global cybersecurity company, founded in 2016 and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. The company is a leader in the development of network application solutions, low level systems development and cybersecurity analytics. Field Effect's Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution, flexible simulation-based training platform and expert-led professional services form a unified defence for businesses of any size, with a particular focus on small to medium sized businesses. Field Effect has received recognition from Deloitte in the Technology Fast 500 2021: North America, as well as awards from Fortress Cybersecurity Awards 2021, Cyber Security Excellence Awards 2021 and Global Infosec Awards: Cyber Defence Magazine 2021.


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Field Effect Products and Services:

Field Effect's solution focuses on managed security, including detection & response as well as cyber risk management services. Please see below for products/services offered:



  • Endpoints
  • Network
  • Cloud

Endpoint threat sensor and monitoring:

  • Support for Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS/iPadOS and Android.
  • Identifies lateral movement within a network, with continuous analysis to identify software vulnerable to remote code execution.
  • Windows Event Log Telemetry identifies login events and installation of malicious software, offering network-wide detection and analysis of PowerShell script execution and other scripting engines.
  • Active Response capabilities are built-in.
  • Optional integration with third-party endpoint agents for consolidated alerting.

APIs and SDKs:

  • Simple RESTful API integration for alerts and threat management.
  • Integrates within existing tools and business workflows.
  • Integrations and add-ons for third-party products.

Cloud threat detection:

  • Coverage for a growing list of cloud platforms, including Microsoft 365, Google G Suite, Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Dropbox,, and more.
  • Monitors and identifies active threats to cloud systems.
  • Business Email Compromise (BEC) prevention.
  • Implementation of User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA).
  • Automatically locks and protects accounts, with alerting on important security-related configuration changes.

Full capture network sensor and monitoring:

  • Threat intelligence-backed Indicators of Compromise (IOC) blacklists.
  • Advanced content inspection and threat detection.
  • Advanced anomaly and node behaviour deviation detection.
  • Machine learning analytics identifies new and unknown anomalies.
  • IoT device monitoring.
  • Captures and rewinds network traffic in the event of a suspicious or confirmed incident.
  • Protocol discovery and inspection.
  • Identifies weak, misconfigured or out of date protocols and communications.
  • Support for regulatory and industry standards compliance (e.g., NIST CSF, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Baseline Controls, ISO 27001, and more).
  • Full capture (bit-level) analysis.
  • Support for network summarisation technologies (e.g., IPFix, NetFlow, sFlow, pFlow).
  • Better than SIEM functionality and pricing.

Cyber Range:

  • Cybersecurity training that can be deployed on enterprise hardware or in private clouds

Identical and isolated environments:

  • Leveraging integrations with enterprise VMWare virtualisation technology, the product is designed to insure that every student’s environment is unique and identical to their peers.
  • Automated, per-student network setup.
  • Shared instructions for all students.
  • Quickly reset individual students after an unrecoverable action.

Dynamic environments:

  • Add unpredictability to your exercises using pre-canned actions that can be triggered by time or in response to a student actions.
  • Choose from our library of pre-canned actions or add your own.

Modular deployment on premises or in the cloud:

  • Built for organisations of any size, with one or multiple locations.
  • Scalable from five to 200 concurrent users.
  • Can be deployed in the cloud or in a classified or air-gapped network, with no Internet required.
  • Courses, exercises and actions can be accessed, online or offline, as self-contained packages.
  • Browser-based training, no specific hardware or software required.
  • SDK published in Python using the REST API for plugin development, automation and integration with other systems.

Shared and external resources provisioning:

  • Clients can choose virtual machines from a common base library.
  • Add files and install applications using drag and drop actions.
  • Instantly apply changes, patches or updates to virtual machines during environment provisioning.
  • Mark resources as shared while maintaining isolated environments.
  • Enable external resources: Internet, ICS & SCADA systems or a bank of shared IoT devices.


Managed Cybersecurity:

  • Threat monitoring
  • Custom sensor configuration
  • Forensic services
  • Vulnerability identification
  • Concierge access

Secure IT Operations:

  • Continuous monitoring
  • Analysis of network and endpoint-derived data
  • Software testing
  • Attack and defence practice and rehearsal on replica networks

Virtual CISO (vCISO) Service:

  • Field Effect's virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) provides long-term or on-request access to a team of CISO's and cyber analysts. The solution is ideal for smaller companies who are not ready to take on a CISO full time and for companies requiring temporary support whilst their CISO is unavailable. 

Incident Response:

  • Field Effect's global team of security analysts will conduct a thorough investigation to ascertain the root cause of a security breach and work to remedy the issue. The solution leverages Covalence for cyber threat monitoring and protects clients against the following attack types: disruptive attacks, insider threats, Intellectual Property (IP) theft, compromised medical records, financial cyber crime, unauthorised access and stolen personally identifiable information. 

Simulation and Training Environments:

  • Leverages Cyber Range to configure visual scenarios for training, testing and development. Clients can use existing hardware for hosting training or simulations on-premise, with options for short and long term hosted options. 

Incident Response Planning:

  • Field Effect experts will work with clients to create a custom Cyber Incident Response Plan (CIRP), with a clear strategy for all internal and external stakeholders. The team will analyse a client's existing security environment, offering advice for a new strategy or changes to an existing one. 
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