Centripetal Joins AlienVault’s OTX Partner Member Program

AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange (OTX) to integrate into Centripetal Networks’ RuleGate platform for enhanced cyber defenses.

HERNDON, VA – April 02, 2015

Centripetal Networks, the foremost provider of Real-Time Active Network Defense solutions, today announced that they have joined AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX) partner member program to provide enterprises with a more complete cyber defense system. Under the new partnership, Centripetal Networks will leverage the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX) through their high-performance RuleGate® platform.

AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange gives its customers access to the world’s largest crowd-sourced threat intelligence platform. Currently, more than 8,000 contributors from 140 countries currently share over 17,000 potentially malicious threats daily.

Centripetal Networks’ RuleGate is an Active Network Defense platform with real-time attack visualizations and analytics. As each attack is detected and blocked, RuleGate produces a real-time information feed of the threats, which is then presented in Centripetal’s breakthrough logging application, QuickThreat®. This enables threat intelligence-based alerts to be analyzed in real time.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with AlienVault as this will enable us to bring the advanced data streams from their threat intelligence platform into RuleGate to heighten organization’s cyber defenses,” said Steven A. Rogers, Founder and CEO of Centripetal Networks. “The threat landscape is ever-evolving and expanding, making the need for a more complete solution all the more prevalent. Traditional security systems simply cannot meet the breadth of today’s attacks. Persistent threats require persistent solutions.”

The partnership between AlienVault and Centripetal Networks operationalizes the intelligence streams from OTX within Centripetal’s products, giving organizations the ability to block or alert on cyber threats as they occur, without creating any degradation in network performance or user experience. This integration brings together a powerful and necessary solution in the cyber security field. Every day attacks are becoming more complex, which calls for a cyber defense system that provides the most advanced, fully correlated data available with the ability to act upon it. The solution created by Centripetal Networks, powered by AlienVault OTX, provides just that.

“We’re excited for the opportunity to partner with Centripetal Networks in their efforts to support customers in staying ahead of today’s increasingly complex security landscape,” said Andy Johnson, SVP of Business Development at AlienVault. “Through this partnership, we look forward to getting AlienVault OTX in the hands of more security professionals in order to support the broader industry in maintaining secure systems.”

About Centripetal

Centripetal Networks Inc. is a cyber-security solutions provider specializing in Real-Time Active Network Defense. Centripetal has achieved several breakthroughs in the scale and speed of network protection. Centripetal’s RuleGate® product is the first and only system able to action threat indicators at scale, at full line-rate speed, and with agility. Threat intelligence can now directly drive an active cyber defense without negatively impacting network performance or user experience. Centripetal’s offering includes the RuleGate® a unique ultra high performance network appliance, QuickThreat® the industry’s first real-time threat visualization and analytics platform, and the Advanced Cyber Threat™ (ACT) service.

About AlienVault

AlienVault is the champion of mid-size organizations that lack sufficient staff, security expertise, technology or budget to defend against modern threats. Our Unified Security Management (USM) platform provides all of the essential security controls required for complete security visibility, and is designed to enable any IT or security practitioner to benefit from results on day one. Powered by the latest AlienVault Labs Threat Intelligence and the Open Threat Exchange—the world’s largest crowd-sourced threat intelligence exchange—AlienVault USM delivers a unified, simple and affordable solution for threat detection and compliance management. AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, GGV Capital, Intel Capital, Sigma West, Adara Venture Partners, Top Tier Capital and Correlation Ventures.

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AlienVault, Open Threat Exchange and Unified Security Management are trademarks of AlienVault. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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