A security threat intelligence service collects, analyzes and filters data about emerging threats to produce actionable information for organizations in the form of management reports and data feeds for automated security control systems. Its main purpose is to assist in the understanding of the risks of (and better protect against) today's ever-evolving security threats.
These include threats such as advanced persistent threats (APTs), exploits and zero-day vulnerabilities, as well as traditional malware (viruses, worms, Trojan horses, rootkits, etc.), botnets and much more. Privilege escalation, spear-phishing and hacktivism are on the rise as well.
That's why it is so important that organizations know what threats exist and how they could affect their IT infrastructures -- particularly if intellectual property and confidential information could be at risk of being exposed or its financial well-being and reputation endangered. Since the threat intelligence services market is relatively new, however, it's often a challenge to compare service details side by side to get an accurate picture of which offers what features and which threat intelligence feed is the right one for a particular organization.
In this buyer's guide, readers will learn how security threat intelligence works, as well as how and why these services can benefit organizations. It also lays out what you need to know before making an investment in a threat intelligence, presents direct comparisons between the leading threat intelligence services, and provides a series of product overviews of some of the top threat intelligence services on the market today.
The evolution of the threat intelligence service
Learn how threat intelligence services work to help in the proactive defense of enterprise networks.
Expert Ed Tittel describes how threat intelligence platforms work to help in the proactive defense of enterprise networks. Continue Reading
2Do I need...?-
The business case for threat intelligence service
Find out which types of organizations need a threat intelligence service as part of a proactive, layered security strategy.
Expert contributor Ed Tittel explains which types of organizations need threat intelligence tools as part of a proactive, layered security strategy to protect against threats. Continue Reading
3How to buy...?-
How to procure a threat intelligence service
Explore the key criteria for evaluating threat intelligence feeds to determine the best type of service for your enterprise's needs.
Expert Ed Tittel explores key criteria for evaluating threat intelligence providers to determine the best service for an enterprise's needs. Continue Reading
4Which should I buy?-
The top threat intelligence services compared
What makes a particular threat intelligence service right for an enterprise? Here we compare offerings from several leading threat intelligence vendors and review the pros and cons of their products to help you decide which might be right for your organization.
5Threat intelligence overview-
A who's who of the market-leading threat intelligence vendors and services
Threat intelligence takes data from multiple sources and turns it into actionable, contextual information. We take a close look at the top security threat intelligence services on the market today.
Expert Ed Tittel looks at the LookingGlass Cyber Threat Center service for providing organizations with intelligence on today's top IT threats. Continue Reading
Expert Ed Tittel examines the features and capabilities of SecureWorks, which gathers its intelligence from thousands of SecureWorks global customers. Continue Reading
Expert Ed Tittel looks at FireEye iSIGHT Threat Intelligence service for providing actionable, contextual data about today's top IT threats to organizations. Continue Reading
Expert Ed Tittel looks at the features and capabilities of the Infoblox ActiveTrust threat intelligence service for providing data on the top IT threats to organizations. Continue Reading
In this threat intelligence service overview, Expert Ed Tittel looks at the LogRhythm Security Intelligence threat intelligence platform, designed for simple setup and ease of use. Continue Reading
Expert Ed Tittel examines the RSA NetWitness Suite threat intelligence platform, which offers network forensic and analytics tools for investigating incidents and analyzing data. Continue Reading
Expert Ed Tittel offers an overview of Symantec DeepSight Intelligence, which provides organizations with information and alerts on today's IT threats. Continue Reading
Expert Ed Tittel looks at VeriSign iDefense threat intelligence service for providing actionable, contextual data about today's top IT threats to organizations. Continue Reading