AlienVault created the Open Threat Exchange (OTX™) in order to put good security measures within the reach of all businesses and organizations, but especially mid-market organizations that often cannot afford the tools and threat intelligence information that are available to large enterprises and federal governments.
Through the Open Threat Exchange, security professionals on the front lines of cyber security defense and incident response now have access to free resources, projects, services and threat intelligence sourced by participants from around the world.
AlienVault OTX is an open information sharing and analysis network that provides access to real-time, detailed information about incidents that may impact you, allowing you to learn from, and work with, others who have already experienced them. OTX was developed for IT practitioners responsible for security who don’t want to continually deal with the same security problems as their peers without the benefit of lessons learned.
Unlike closed, invitation-only information sharing and analysis networks (e.g., FS-ISAC, Infragard, ISAC), OTX provides real-time, actionable information that is open to anyone who chooses to participate. This allows IT practitioners to achieve preventative response by learning about how others are targeted, and then employ the right defenses to avoid becoming victims themselves.