HP’s community-sourced security intelligence platform enables real-time collaboration

HP has unveiled HP Threat Central, a community-sourced security intelligence platform that will enable automated, real-time collaboration between organizations to combat advanced cyber threats.

Developed in partnership with HP Labs, HP Threat Central is a collaborative security intelligence platform for community members to share threat data, analysis and mitigations in order to disrupt the adversary faster and prevent successful attacks.

As cyber attacks become sophisticated, organizations struggle to stay ahead of the new breeds of collaborative attacks, placing themselves in constant risk of financial, competitive and reputation losses.

HP Threat Central will provide participants with real-time intelligence on the attack vectors, methods, motivations and specific adversaries behind the threats they face.

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“Adversaries today organize around an underground marketplace for sharing resources and techniques to mount increasingly advanced attacks that cause extensive damage to organizations around the globe,” said Ranndeep Singh Chonker, country manager, HP Enterprise Security Products, India.

“To combat collaborative attackers, enterprises must join together by sharing targeted intelligence confidentially and in real time to create a unified industry defense,” Chonker added.

For this, the industry needs a common platform that automates the collection and exchange of a broad range of security indicators and threat intelligence in a secure, confidential and timely manner, HP said.

HP Threat Central can help customers submit threat data, analysis and mitigations to which HP will add data and analysis from HP Security Research and partners. Vetted and correlated threat intelligence will then be communicated to members via an online portal that includes a forum for discussion and comments.

As the community learns more about a specific attack, the adversary and mitigations, this information will also be shared.  Beyond the portal, HP ArcSight customers will be able to automatically leverage shared intelligence to take immediate action.

HP currently analyzes information from a variety of sources, including original research, open source intelligence, as well as active data feeds from HP products and service engagements.

Christina Richmond, program director, Security Services, IDC, commented, “By integrating shared threat intelligence with HP ArcSight, customers can benefit from rapid, automated response to major threats.  This intelligence, vetted by HP and the community, will enable customers to better protect themselves using existing security resources.”

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