Avast and RiskIQ form threat intelligence partnership

Avast, the digital security and privacy solutions provider, and RiskIQ, the Internet Security Intelligence solutions provider, have entered into a threat intelligence partnership. 

Under the agreement, the companies will use their specific areas of expertise to develop combined threat intelligence that will be offered to their customer bases to enhance their security practices. 

“At Avast, we recognize that no one provider can see the whole picture. That’s why we partner broadly to improve the threat intelligence available to companies and also to improve our ability to protect our customers,” said Nick Viney, Senior Vice President, Partner Business, Avast. “Our global threat intelligence will contribute to RiskIQ’s understanding of the global threat landscape, and Avast will leverage RiskIQs intelligence to enrich our own data and further scale our threat hunting and response capabilities for companies and consumers alike.”

Avast’s threat intelligence platform protects hundreds of millions of endpoints from internet threats, powered by threat intelligence from Avast’s global network, one of the largest and most geographically diverse threat detection networks in the world. Avast’s advanced analytics enable insight into thousands of malware families, including how they are detectable before customers are impacted and how those threats evolve as bad actors attempt to evade detection. 

RiskIQ aggregates and collects data and intelligence from the whole internet to identify threats and attacker infrastructure and leverages machine learning to scale threat hunting and incident response. The company’s Illuminate Internet Intelligence Platform provides comprehensive content on attackers, their tools and systems, and indicators of compromise across the global attack surface.

“RiskIQ and Avast share a mission to protect people and businesses on the internet, and as partners, we can both be more effective,” said Lou Manousos, CEO of RiskIQ. “Avast helps us enrich our understanding of the global threat landscape and we welcome them to our Interlock Partner Program.

RiskIQ’s Interlock Partner Program is a next-generation program supporting deep, bi-directional integrations that meaningfully advance the capabilities and value for customers and both solutions. It enables members to rapidly deploy RiskIQ attack surface visibility and internet security intelligence across their enterprise security ecosystem (or infrastructure) for automated and informed threat detection, investigations, and prevention. 

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