Top Threat Intelligence Platforms

Top Threat Intelligence Platforms

IBM X-FORCE EXCHANGE:

It is a cloud-based Threat Intelligence platform that is focused on identifying threat indicators. This is done to take relevant action at the right time. It offers a unique perspective to potential threats by applying human intelligence to global security feed. One of the features of this platform is that the user can customize the feed based on the relevant threat intelligence they want to see. The software that is behind its feed captures over 25 billion websites around the world, monitored by internal research team. This platform provides an analyst with the relevant risk factor associated with potential threats.

FEATURES:

  • Human-generated Threat Intelligence.
  • API integration with third-party intelligence tools.
  • Early warning for predicted future threats.

PROS:

  • Provides up to date and high quality of threat coming a huge range of sources.
  • Have a low false positive rate.

Cons:

  • Some users have complained regarding the interface and its not ease of use.
  • Threat Intelligence seems to be too generalized at times. Users expect something contextualize and precise.

 

 

 

ANOMALI THREATSTREAM:

 

This platform integrates enormous number of threat indicators to identify new attacks, discover existing breaches, and enable security teams to quickly understand and rationalize threats. One of its extremely promising features includes a very accurate machine learning algorithm that assigns scores to Indicator of Compromise IoCs. It helps the security team to prioritize the mitigation tasks. In addition, it has the functionality to get integrated with other SIEM solutions to further strengthen its threat indication.

Features:

  • Offers some free threat intelligence tools.
  • Performs the removal of false positives.
  • Data extraction from suspected phishing emails.
  • Integration with third-party Intelligence tools.

PROS:

  • Extremely promising User Interface.
  • First end reporting of threats
  • Provides data in various formats of one’s choice.
  • Mature platforms with a huge range of features.

CONS:

  • Lack of flexibility to customize the platform.
  • Inability to fully integrate with other solutions lacks the ability to move data around various systems.

 

 

 

FIREEYE MADIANT THREAT INTELLIGENCE SUITE:

 

This platform adds context and priority in terms of risk factors to threats before, during and after an attack occurs. It gathers threat Intelligence data from adversarial underground, virtual network detection sensors, and Mandiant IR investigations from the world’s most significant breaches. It has a team of more than 1000 threat experts which analyzes and responds to attacks. Additionally, it has the ability to integrate its intelligence with the organization’s corporate risk management and business goals, which allows the organization to align security strategies with the threat that are appearing most targeted to their end.

FEATURES:

  • Customizable and strategic intelligence.
  • Ability to gather and monitor threats from the dark web.
  • Provides research tools and relevant alerts.

PROS:

  • High-end Threat Intelligence by combining both machine learning and human analyzing capabilities.
  • Some of its features are available in the free version.
  • It is highly rated due to its customer support.
  • It integrates well with other solutions, platforms, and tools.

CONS:

  • For using the platform effectively, high-end technical knowledge is required.

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES:

 

 

  1. https://www.fireeye.com/mandiant/threat-intelligence.html
  2. https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/
  3. https://www.anomali.com/products/threatstream
  4. https://www.esecurityplanet.com/products/threat-intelligence-platforms/
  5. https://www.datamation.com/security/threat-intelligence/#FireEye
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