Alien Vault has announced the launch of the closed beta for the second version of its Open Threat Exchange (OTX 2.0).
A “generational enhancement” of its Open Threat Exchange platform, the company said it is designed to empower security professionals and IT practitioners of all skill levels and resources with the ability to collaboratively build and defend themselves with high level threat intelligence.
The new features within OTX 2.0 allow users toextract indicators of compromise from plain English sources, translate those indicators automatically into machine-legible intelligence and investigate at a granular level how this data correlates with other findings from the existing Open Threat Exchange. Critically, OTX 2.0 will also enable everyone in the OTX community to actively discuss, explore, validate and share the latest threat data, trends, techniques and research – strengthening their own defenses while helping others to do the same.
Barmak Meftah, president and CEO of AlienVault. “As others in the industry have developed threat intelligence offerings that support that vision, our goal for OTX 2.0 is to move the needle on how threat intelligence data is shared, making it more collaborative and engaging in order to build a stronger security community working in unison to stop cyber attacks.”
AlienVault will be conducting a closed “rolling” beta for OTX 2.0, which will focus on gathering feedback from targeted segments of users to better refine new features for the platform and the product as a whole in preparation for OTX 2.0’s general availability launch.