AlienVault Releases New Version Of Open Threat Exchange

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jul 01, 2014 01:50 am PST

New Free Service Provides Rapid Visibility of Compromised Systems

AlienVault™, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, today announced an updated version of Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX), which includes OTX ThreatFinder, a new free service enabling security professionals to quickly and easily analyse their network ecosystems for compromised systems and malicious communication.

AlienVault OTX now delivers alerts on communications related to known malicious hosts, enabling organisations to detect compromised systems and minimise data exfiltration. It also provides rapid insight via an interactive threat map that charts all of the countries an organisation’s systems are communicating with.

Security professionals can easily upload their raw logs into OTX and quickly and easily run log analysis without installing any new software or hardware.  OTX also integrates with AlienVault Unified Security Management™(USM) platform and OSSIM to provide users threat intelligence about known malicious IPs from outside their network, which is particularly useful in rapid incident response.

“In today’s evolving threat landscape, it has become more of a challenge for organisations, particularly those in the mid-market, to detect where the true threats lie without tapping into a broader and often already-stretched IT budget,” said AlienVault Vice President of Product Strategy, Russ Spitler. “By offering this capability as a free tool, AlienVault helps organisations gain greater visibility into their networks and makes existing IT resources more effective in rapidly detecting and responding to threats.”

Additional new features include:

– Updated Interactive Threat Map: enhanced look and feel of the interactive threat map and additional drill down capabilities providing more advanced threat investigation.
– Integrated Reputation Monitor Alerts: users can now access alerts from within the OTX application.

Since its release, AlienVault OTX has built up a presence of more than 8,000 contributors from 140 countries, and more than 17,000 threat data updates are made on the system every day. The diversity, analysis and quality of OTX make it the industry’s most robust, open crowd-sourced threat intelligence sharing system, with threat data sourced from private partnerships and public sources worldwide and a proven algorithm that helps validate sources and threats.

About AlienVault

AlienVaultAlienVault is the champion of mid-size organisations that lack sufficient staff, security expertise, technology or budget to defend against modern threats.  Our Unified Security Management (USM) platform provides all of the essential security controls required for complete security visibility, and is designed to enable any IT or security practitioner to benefit from results on day one.  Powered by the latest AlienVault Labs Threat Intelligence and the Open Threat Exchange—the world’s largest crowd-sourced threat intelligence exchange—AlienVault USM delivers a unified, simple and affordable solution for threat detection and compliance management.  AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, GGV Capital, Intel Capital, Sigma West, Adara Venture Partners, Top Tier Capital and Correlation Ventures.

AlienVault, Open Threat Exchange, ThreatFinder and Unified Security Management are trademarks of AlienVault. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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