Powering the Cisco Threat Intelligence Director with AlienVault OTX Threat Data

November 15, 2017 | John Maguire
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We built the AlienVault® Open Threat Exchange® (OTX™) to disrupt the traditional information siloes in the threat intelligence community, making threat intelligence open and free for anyone to share and consume, including security researchers, IT security professionals, ISACs, and academic and other institutions. Today, OTX has 65,000+ global participants in 140 countries who contribute over 14 million threat artifacts daily. Now, Cisco users can leverage the full breadth of the OTX through a new AlienVault partnership. 

Today, we are excited to announce a new partnership with Cisco to integrate OTX threat data in the Cisco Threat Intelligence Director (CTID). Through this new technology partnership, CTID receives and operationalizes OTX threat data, providing monitoring and actionable insights to users so they can investigate and quickly respond to the threats impacting their critical infrastructure.  With the combined power of AlienVault OTX and the Cisco Threat Intelligence Director, IT security teams can respond to incidents more quickly and with confidence that they’re getting the most up-to-date and comprehensive threat intelligence available.

Read the full Cisco blog here > https://blogs.cisco.com/security/expanding-cisco-security-ecosystem

This integration underscores the ongoing partnership between AlienVault and Cisco, two leading cybersecurity technology providers. Earlier this year, we announced our Cisco Umbrella integration with the launch of the AlienApp for Cisco Umbrella. The AlienApp for Cisco Umbrella, included in USM Anywhere, enables security analysts to respond threats detected in USM Anywhere by sending the malicious domain information to Cisco Umbrella to block any further communications with that domain. These response actions can be automated, helping to reduce the time between detection and response.

Join the AlienVault OTX

We continue to evolve and expand the reach of the Open Threat Exchange (OTX), the world’s first truly open threat intelligence sharing community. The threat data shared by OTX members includes real-time information on new attacks, malware, and ransomware outbreaks as they emerge in the wild.  These artifacts provide deep security insights into pressing threats and help organizations to gain greater security visibility into their critical IT environments, so they can respond to attacks quickly and confidently.

OTX is free to join and to use. Sign up today at otx.alienvault.com >

John Maguire

About the Author: John Maguire, AlienVault
John Maguire is currently the Vice President of Business Development at AlienVault. He has led business development for a number of venture-backed enterprise technology companies, worked on the buy side as a corporate development executive for a public company, was previously the Head of Operations at another early stage cybersecurity company, and served as a senior staff member on the Senate Intelligence Committee. 
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