San Jose, California, August 25, 2016
AlienVault® and Zscaler™ jointly announce a new partnership to provide customers with increased threat protection while also providing better visibility and control. Zscaler’s cloud security platform integrates threat intelligence from AlienVault’s Open Threat ExchangeTM (OTX) with its own cloud intelligence to provide customers on the Zscaler platform with comprehensive, real-time threat protection across its entire global network of over 100 data centers. AlienVault has developed a new plug-in to integrate Zscaler’s intelligent Nanolog Streaming Service (NSS) into its Unified Security Management TM (USM) solution to provide customers with better visibility into user and threat activity.
“We are partnering with Zscaler in two very important areas,” said Andy Johnson, SVP of business development at AlienVault. “We see Zscaler as an important partner who will not only use threat feeds from our Open Threat Exchange but will also contribute to enriching them. With the integration of our Unified Security Management solution and Zscaler’s Nanolog Streaming Service, we will enable companies to obtain enhanced visibility into user activity, while being able to view security reports that identify malicious content to detect and mitigate damage.”
“We are happy to partner with AlienVault because it enables us to provide customers with a cloud security platform that not only has comprehensive security capabilities, but also provides visibility and control across all their users in multiple locations,” said Punit Minocha, VP of business development at Zscaler.
Comprehensive cloud security enriched by Open Threat Exchange
Zscaler’s global cloud security platform, which protects over 15 million users in over 5,000 organizations, will now include OTX as an important new source of threat intelligence. The OTX community has more than 47,000 active participants who contribute approximately 4 million threat indicators per day. OTX joins other data feeds in areas such as URL filtering, IP reputation and anti-virus signatures that are used by the Zscaler cloud platform.
Intelligent Nanolog streaming increases visibility and control
AlienVault’s USM plug-in to Zscaler’s NSS will enable customers to filter and feed events that are most important to them into their USM platform. Unlike security appliances that provide syslogs, which result in large amounts of uncorrelated data that then need further processing before being actionable, Zscaler’s Nanolog technology correlates transactions from around the world every second. This is immediately usable by the AlienVault USM to provide customers with a unified view of their environment.