Bandura and GRF partner to integrate automated defense and threat intelligence

Bandura Cyber and Global Resilience Federation (GRF) announced a partnership to integrate automated intelligence feeds and gateway technology for the perimeter defense of GRF affiliated companies.

Bandura Cyber pioneered the Threat Intelligence Gateway (TIG) industry, in part with the U.S. Department of Defense, to operationalize threat indicators and block known threats.

GRF provides threat intelligence to thousands of organizations through its member and partner network of Information Sharing Analysis Centers (ISACs), Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs), and computer emergency readiness/response teams (CERTs).

Working together, the two organizations will aid interested GRF members and affiliated companies in implementing a defensive solution that automates and integrates threat data to help fill security coverage gaps and helps alleviate the burden on cybersecurity personnel. By doing so, the solution will support both enterprise operations as well as the operations of small firms, municipal energy utilities, and other organizations that are members of GRF affiliated companies.

Many organizations face challenges effectively implementing new security tools and integrating their many sources of threat data. A lack of automation can increase risk and cause data fatigue.

This new partnership will integrate the GRF eXchange cross-industry threat feed and community-specific threat feeds, including Legal Services Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (LS-ISAO), Energy Analytic Security Exchange (EASE), and others with the Bandura Cyber TIG.

This will allow GRF communities to pass threat feeds through Bandura’s defensive gateway to further operationalize the threat intelligence by blocking known threats, improving network protection.

“We are excited to partner with an industry leader like GRF,” said Todd Weller, Chief Strategy Officer of Bandura Cyber.

“By joining forces with GRF, we plan to dramatically improve the security posture of organizations worldwide. Our mission has always been to deliver the caliber of threat intelligence, automation, and control needed for companies of all sizes to operationalize threat intelligence to block threats at massive scale.”

Threat intelligence has historically been used in the context of detection and response. Using a Bandura Cyber TIG, companies can put threat intelligence to work in front of the firewall, blocking millions of known threats while freeing up firewall resources and reducing staff workloads.

The Bandura Cyber TIG also extends the usefulness of threat intelligence to more resource-constrained small and mid-sized enterprises that struggle to incorporate this information into their security efforts in an easy and automated way.

The Bandura Cyber TIG further leverages existing investments in threat information, reduces staff workload by blocking threats at a higher point, and makes organizations safer through preemptive action.

“GRF is always searching for cybersecurity and threat intelligence solutions that meet the needs of our members, balancing advanced requirements of the largest and the plug-and-play needs of the smallest,” said Bill Nelson, CEO of GRF.

“We are excited to join Bandura Cyber in a partnership designed to deliver both as we accelerate the adoption and use of automated threat intelligence, like that provided by GRF eXchange, in a way that maximizes its effectiveness through preventative defense.”

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