If you don’t have a cyber threat intelligence (CTI) platform, then you need one. The challenge is getting your entire security team, from the CSO or CISO to the security and threat-analyst teams in the trenches, trained and able to use the platform to support daily incident response, network defense, and threat analysis. That’s the big win. Threat intelligence platforms (TIP) add, organize, and manage all the details in a way that maximizes your ability to leverage the data quickly.
As always, the need for speed is real and constant. Cloud is one way to go fast. Cloud is also the way to save because it can get you almost exactly right-sized. One of the lessons of the past twenty years has been that SaaS has often been the best-in-class solution for many applications and platforms. Why? Because you can start small, deploy fast at the lowest cost, integrate as you need, and then grow and scale as your organization grows. Cloud brings speed, efficiency, and high performance.
It is no different for CTI platform selection. SaaS CTI platforms install quickly and get you on the upside of the time-to-value curve. As your team and CTI capabilities mature, the intel collected, integrated feeds used, user data, automations, and other integrations will also require more capacity. The ThreatConnect Platform can leverage the cloud to scale up the performance and capacity of your team as your needs expand.
You have to have all the right pieces in your CTI cloud. For a TIP to be considered a true platform, it should be extensible and mature enough to allow for customization and expansion. You should be able to build custom applications with ease directly within your TIP. You should possibly even take advantage of applications that others have built, or perhaps share your custom applications with partners or the larger TIP community. With application development, hosting, and sharing within the platform, your analysts will spend more time on analysis and less time coding or manual processes.
Your Cloud—Our Cloud–On-Premise
ThreatConnect can get you there with hosted public cloud, hosted private cloud, and on-premise if you find yourselves with special requirements. ThreatConnect Public Cloud gives the user the ability to work with other community partners to share structured threat intelligence, learn from each other, and expand their knowledge of complex threats. ThreatConnect Dedicated or Private Cloud gets your users the same access as the ThreatConnect Public Cloud, but on the private instance of your own choosing. Each Private Cloud instance gives your users full administrative control to manage cloud access. Finally, in case you need it, ThreatConnect has on-premises and completely air-gapped deployments available.
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Let’s not forget it is a war. Seriously! You need to be inside the OODA loop looking out—not vice versa. Defenders must move from reactive to proactive. Threat intelligence teams can leverage ThreatConnect in the cloud to move faster to capitalize on the vast ocean of threat data potentially impacting public utilities. Using ThreatConnect can enable your team to automate tasks for maximized efficiency. The speed of access to relevant and important data can improve collaboration throughout the team and improve decision-making.
Automation and orchestration enable your CTI cloud to scale faster and execute with light speed. ThreatConnect’s built-in automation and orchestration can reduce workloads and help your team make better security and business decisions. Your SOC will benefit from faster, smarter, and repeatable processes with accessible and readily available intelligence and customizable workflows in one cloud-based platform.
Time to Go Fast with a CTI cloud. To learn more about how ThreatConnect can help your organization leverage the cloud to maximize insight, increase efficiency, and improve overall collaboration, please take a look at the ThreatConnect Platform. Reach out to us via /contact/, and we’ll be pleased to share a customized demonstration of the ThreatConnect Platform.