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February 24, 2012

AlienVault Debuts Open Threat Exchange

Offering a new a system for sharing threat intelligence among OSSIM users and AlienVault (News - Alert) customers, AlienVault has launched the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (AV-OTX).

AV-OTX automatically cleanses and collects threat data from a broad variety of security devices including firewalls, proxy servers, web servers, anti-virus systems, intrusion detection and prevention systems, among others, and feeds the latest threat intelligence back into participating OSSIM deployments as it is built into OSSIM and the OSSIM-powered AlienVault Unified Security Management Platform. To ensure that only the most accurate and actionable intelligence is published, the AlienVault Research Lab reviews and validates all threat data, the company stated in a press release.

“The OSSIM community is spread among many industries and countries, and is composed of organizations of all sizes, making it the most diverse and comprehensive threat feed possible,” said AlienVault CTO Roger Thornton. “Other threat intelligence services are often based on data from a single type of security device, are available to only a select set of users, or require a subscription. Our Open Threat Exchange delivers on our mission of harnessing collective intelligence for the common good.”

AV-OTX is free to contributors across a community of more than 18,000 OSSIM and AlienVault deployments and it cleanses, aggregates, validates and publishes threat data streaming in from the broadest range of security devices. With timely intelligence required to better manage a similar attack, an attack on any member of the community alerts and arms the entire community with AV-OTX.

Recently, the company announced that it has closed an $8 million Series B financing led by new investor Trident Capital with participation from existing investors Adara Venture Partners and Neotec (News - Alert) . The company has named Trident managing director J. Alberto Yepez Chairman of the Board. Trident principal Michael Biggee also joins the AlienVault Board of Directors. The funding will be used to accelerate research and development and aggressively expand sales and marketing to meet increasing demand for unified security management.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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