AlienVault partners with HP on cyber threat detection

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HP intends to integrate data from AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX) into HP Threat Central, its cloud-based threat analysis platform

AlienVault has announced plans to work with HP to broaden the reach of cyber threat intelligence sharing to support more organisations in staying ahead of emerging attacks.

HP headquartersAs part of the effort, HP intends to integrate data from AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX) into HP Threat Central, its cloud-based threat intelligence sharing and analysis platform.

AlienVault intends to also integrate data from HP Threat Central into OTX, one of the industry’s first crowd-sourced threat intelligence-sharing systems.

As part of the joint effort, AlienVault OTX and HP Threat Central intend to offer users broader access to anonymised, analysed and validated threat intelligence data, via integrated APIs, providing greater visibility into potentially malicious threats that warrant action.

The AlienVault OTX system now has more than 26,000 contributors from 140 countries sharing over 1 million threat indicators daily,” said Andy Johnson, senior vice president for business development at AlienVault. “However, the threat landscape continues to get more complex. That’s where partnerships like the one with HP will only strengthen our efforts to support all organisations – regardless of size or IT budget – with the actionable data needed to detect and defend against attacks.”

Since announcing HP Threat Central, we’ve been able to provide security analysts with derived, relevant and actionable data to stay ahead of threats,” said Ted Ross, director of threat intelligence at HP security research. “With industry leaders like AlienVault, we look forward to expanding the community we’ve established and building on critical insights the industry needs to combat adversaries and minimise potential business loss or disruption.”

AlienVault OTX enables organisations to be more rapidly alerted to malicious threats, allowing them to proactively defend systems. The OTX partner programme – now with more than 19 member companies – provides access to crowd-sourced and collaborative threat exchange.