AlienVault has announced new partners to its open threat exchange (OTX) program.
Added are Cegeka, GoGrid, Netflow Logic, Onsight, Risk I/O and ThreatStop, while Spiceworks has already integrated the OTX into its service for the benefit of 100,000 users with over 1.4 million threat alerts in January alone. The OTX partner member program provides access to the world’s largest crowd-sourced and collaborative threat exchange, enabling partners to utilise the AlienVault OTX API and gain the ability to define and evolve the future of threat sharing.
The AlienVault OTX provides real-time threat data not only to thousands of companies and government institutions, but also to a rapidly growing community of the world’s premier providers of security products and services.
Russ Spitler, vice president of product management at AlienVault, said: “We are excited to welcome new partner members to our OTX. Since the launch of OTX two years ago, we have seen substantial growth in participation with more than 8,000 contributing sites across 140 countries. The partner members enable us to expand the reach of our crowd-sourced threat data to even more businesses and organisations enabling them to defend against modern day threats.”
Wendy Nather, research director of enterprise security for 451 Research, said: “As security professionals, one of the most important things we can do is to share threat intelligence as widely as possible. It turns the usual asymmetry on its head: normally the defender only has to make one mistake, and the adversary can get in. But in this case, the adversary only has to mess up once to be detected, and all defenders will know about it.”