Forester rates Kaspersky Lab strong in threat intelligence provision

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Costin Raiu, Director of Global Research & Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab.

An intelligence service report that gives an overview of the threat intelligence vendor landscape and assesses the current offering and strategy of different providers has recognized Kaspersky Lab as a strong performer among threat intelligence providers.

The report was conducted by Forester, considered among the most influential research and advisory firms in the world, provides a significant benchmark for customers interested in threat intelligence. High-quality threat intelligence is integral to a company’s security infrastructure, as it is vital for a prompt reaction to new attacks in building precise threat models and configuring the cybersecurity of an enterprise accordingly.

Dubbed the Q3 2018 External Threat Intelligence Services report, it evaluated 15 top emerging vendors by their expertise across several criteria, as set out by Forrester. These included surface web intelligence, dark web intelligence, threat feeds, global reach and strategic partnerships as well as the focus of on nation-state backed actors, cybercriminals and financial crimes. Kaspersky Lab achieved a Strong Performer status as a result.

In the report, Forrester cited the company’s ability to collect and analyze information as exceptional, with research bolstered by a global sensor network of endpoint agents and an international research and analysis team. The researchers also recognized that Kaspersky Lab customers value its wide global reach and ability to monitor and locate threats in all parts of the world. According to Forrester, Kaspersky Lab leads with a strong collection strategy and nation-state intelligence, allowing customers to get a broader perspective on the threat landscape.

“Our approach to threat intelligence can be described as holistic, we detect and research all possible threats, regardless of their origin and purpose, aiming for the highest results and doing our best to get a global overview. Researchers and analysts are a target audience for our services and we separate the wheat from the chaff to provide true, relevant and actionable information. Customer loyalty and recognition from independent analysts is the best reward, and we believe Forrester’s ranking is testament to the strength of our products.”  Costin Raiu, Director of Global Research & Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab.

Kaspersky Lab provides the latest threat intelligence from around the world, helping businesses stay protected against even the most advanced cyberattacks. The variety of services available include:

  • Threat Data Feeds – up-to-the-minute and immediately actionable cyberthreat data
  • APT Intelligence Reporting – methods, tactics and tools used by APT actors
  • Financial Threat Intelligence Reporting – updates on threats specifically targeting the financial industry
  • Tailored Threat Intelligence – comprehensive customer-specific and country-specific reporting
  • Threat Lookup – complete and searchable online data repository on threats, legitimate objects and various relationships between them
  • Cloud Sandbox -a tool for immediate insight into the nature of any file

These services can be easily accessed via a single-entry point – Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal – with all the data available in human and machine-readable formats. The portal enables SOC and IR teams to build a comprehensive threat intelligence workflow, by providing instruments and tools to automate and extend analytical capabilities for threat detection and boost efficiency and time of response.

 

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