Threat Intelligence, Threat Management, Threat Hunting

Bitdefender Debuts Threat Intelligence Solution for MSSPs


MSSPs can now use the Bitdefender Threat Intelligence (TI) solution to integrate threat intelligence and malware analysis into their operations, the company announced September 28.

TI provides MSSPs with visibility into the global threat landscape, Bitdefender said. By doing so, TI helps MSSPs improve their threat detection and validation, triage alerts, hunt for threats and speed up their incident response.

What Bitdefender Threat Intelligence Offers

TI delivers context-rich threat intelligence from Bitdefender's customers and partners, the company stated. By doing so, TI enhances the capabilities of cybersecurity products and security teams.

Furthermore, TI delivers threat intelligence to help MSSPs validate and triage alerts and reduce false-positive security alerts, Bitdefender noted. It also profiles threat actors, malware families, indicators of compromise (IOCs) and cybercrime tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).

How Bitdefender Threat Intelligence Works

TI uses Bitdefender's Global Protective Network, which consists of millions of sensors that collect threat data from around the world, Bitdefender stated. The Bitdefender Labs team of security practitioners correlates and verifies threat data into evolving threat objects, collects related known IOCs, malicious domains, URLs, file hashes and IPs and performs an analysis to provide context. Bitdefender also adds hundreds of new threats each minute and validates billions of threat queries daily.

In addition, TI is delivered and managed via Bitdefender's IntelliZone cloud portal, the company indicated. IntelliZone provides MSSPs with access to Bitdefender's global threat intelligence database and malware sandbox service. It helps MSSPs assess and test how various threat intelligence feeds and scenarios will impact cybersecurity operations before a live deployment.

Bitdefender Enhances Security Analytics Platform

The TI launch comes after Bitdefender in June 2023 purchased Horangi Cyber Security and incorporated the company's cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) and cloud security posture management (CSPM) capabilities into its GravityZone unified risk and security analytics platform.

GravityZone users can utilize Horangi's CIEM and CSPM capabilities to manage cybersecurity and compliance across their multi-cloud environments, Bitdefender said.  

Bitdefender is a Top 40 managed detection and response (MDR) security company. It provides threat prevention, detection and response solutions to consumers, businesses and governments in more than 170 countries.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.