SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2014) - AlienVault™, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, today announced continued momentum behind its Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX) initiative with the addition of new partners Cegeka, GoGrid, Netflow Logic, Onsight, Risk I/O and ThreatStop. In addition, the integration of AlienVault's OTX into Spiceworks has helped IT professionals simplify how they identify threats on their network. Spiceworks users in nearly 10,000 companies received over 1.4 million threat alerts in January 2014, only one month after the new capabilities were introduced.
The OTX partner member program provides access to the world's largest crowd-sourced and collaborative threat exchange, enabling partners to utilize the AlienVault OTX API and gain the ability to define and evolve the future of threat sharing.
"We are excited to welcome new partner members to our Open Threat Exchange," said Russ Spitler, vice president of product management at AlienVault. "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 organizations enabling them to defend against modern day threats."
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. As the custodian of OTX, AlienVault openly shares its threat data repository to qualified partner members at no cost.
"As security professionals, one of the most important things we can do is to share threat intelligence as widely as possible," said Wendy Nather, research director of enterprise security for 451 Research. "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."
AlienVault is the champion of mid-size organizations that lack sufficient staff, security expertise, technology or budget to defend against modern threats. Our Unified Security Management (USM) platform provides all of the essential security controls required for complete security visibility, and is designed to enable any IT or security practitioner to benefit from results on day one. Powered by the latest AlienVault Labs Threat Intelligence and the Open Threat Exchange -- the world's largest crowd-sourced threat intelligence exchange -- AlienVault USM delivers a unified, simple and affordable solution for threat detection and compliance management. AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, GGV Capital, Intel Capital, Sigma West, Adara Venture Partners, Top Tier Capital and Correlation Ventures. For more information visit www.AlienVault.com or follow us on Twitter
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