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Stellar Cyber Open XDR Security Platform Gains Threat Intelligence Capabilities

Stellar Cyber has integrated its Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) into its Open XDR platform, according to a prepared statement. In doing so, Open XDR eliminates the need for Stellar Cyber customers to subscribe to and manage third-party threat intelligence feeds.

Open XDR users can leverage TIP to automatically collect and aggregate feeds from multiple sources into a single consolidated threat intelligence resource. This enhances Open XDR's threat detection, investigation, hunting and response capabilities.

How Does TIP for Open XDR Work?

Open XDR customers can use TIP to access commercial and non-commercial threat intelligence from Proofpoint, OpenPhish and other sources, Stellar Cyber noted. They also can integrate third-party threat intelligence feeds directly into their Open XDR instance to obtain intelligence on specific threats.

TIP supplies threat information to Open XDR's analytical engines for processing, analysis and remediation, Stellar Cyber said. It also provides bi-directional feeds to Open XDR and ensures that Stellar Cyber customers can use the platform to share details about new threats with one another.

In addition, TIP offers a sandbox for zero-day malware and advanced persistent threat analysis, Stellar Cyber stated. That way, Open XDR users can inspect suspicious files without the risk of damage to their infrastructure.

TIP for Open XDR is now available. Furthermore, Stellar Cyber plans to add new third-party threat intelligence feeds to improve Open XDR's capabilities.

No doubt, MSSPs and MSPs are seeking to simplify how they gather, manage and cull the right information from threat intelligence feeds. With those goals in mind, CompTIA has been expanding an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization to offer proactive threat intelligence and actionable analysis for vendors, MSPs and solutions providers.

Stellar Cyber Unveils MSSP Partner Program

Brian Stoner,
Brian Stoner, VP of service providers, Stellar Cyber

Stellar Cyber has also been active on the partner front. The company in December 2020 announced the Jumpstart partner program for MSSPs. The program, led by VP of Service Providers Brian Stoner, enables MSSPs to integrate Open XDR capabilities into their portfolios.

MSSPs Deeptree and CyFlare in 2020 incorporated Open XDR capabilities into their offerings. Swimlane also integrated Open XDR into its security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform for MSSPs in 2020. MSSPs should also keep a close eye on the Stellar Cyber-F5 business relationship.

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.