Cyber threat intelligence firm IID announced this week that Emerging Threats, a provider of threat intelligence recently acquired by Proofpoint for $40 million, will make some of its data available via IID’s threat intelligence management system, ActiveTrust.
Launched in February 2014, ActiveTrust is an information-sharing platform where government agencies and enterprises can share data about the latest threats and ongoing attacks. The platform can sift through threat data from thousands of sources, and transform it into actionable intelligence delivered to security professionals and automated infrastructure.
Emerging Threats’ intelligence will be available as a premium data feed to ActiveTrust customers and can be fed into any organization’s cybersecurity infrastructure. Data provided to IID’s ActiveTrust platform by Emerging Threats includes:
ETOpen Rule Set – Open source IPS/IDS rule set for Snort and Suricata platforms
ETPro Rule Set – Comprehensive Malware-focused IPS/IDS rule set for Snort, Suricata and other platforms
IQRisk Rep List – Dynamic feed of IP and domain reputations sourced from global threat intelligence network
IQRisk Query – Database with 5 years of global threat activity and deep context for threat research and incident response
“Emerging Threats provides some of the most timely, accurate and meaningful cyberthreat intelligence available so it only made sense for us to make its data available to ActiveTrust customers,” said Lars Harvey, CEO of Tacoma, Washington-based IID. “We’re looking forward to our customers being able to put this premium data into action in any of their cyber defenses alongside the thousands of other data sources that IID is analyzing around the clock.”
Late last year, IID hired former McAfee VP Kelly Haggerty as the company’s Chief Product Officer, who now oversees product strategy, including development and management of ActiveTrust.