Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice helps organizations of all sizes choose the right threat intelligence software to secure their network and prevent breaches.

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Webroot

Webroot is a cloud-based endpoint security solution that helps small to large enterprises perform antivirus scans and prevent cyber threats across networks. It comes with an admin console, which enables users to configure system settings,... Read more

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Malwarebytes Endpoint Security

Malwarebytes Endpoint Security is a security solution which provides on-premises threat detection and remediation of endpoints. Key features include asset management, centralized reporting, web protection, exploit mitigation, payload... Read more

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McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection

McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection—Business by Intel is an on-premise endpoint security solution for businesses of all sizes. It offers anti-malware protection, mobile security, data loss prevention, intrusion detection and prevention... Read more

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McAfee Endpoint Protection Advanced for SMB

McAfee Endpoint Protection Advanced is a hybrid security suite for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) that offers them security functionalities such as a firewall to prevent hackers from accessing company networks, anti-malware protection... Read more

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McAfee Endpoint Protection Essential for SMB

McAfee Endpoint Protection Essential is a multi-featured security suite, designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The solution offers businesses with a wide array of functionality. A firewall helps keep hackers out of company... Read more

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avast! Endpoint Protection

Avast! Endpoint Protection provides basic and reliable security to small and medium-sized businesses that are targeted by cybercriminals. The softwares’ threat detection network ensures a thorough virus signature database that is... Read more

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Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security is cloud-based and on-premise security suite that includes protection and management applications which enable organizations to enforce IT policy, defend against malware attacks and manage overall IT operations.... Read more

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ESET Endpoint Security

ESET Endpoint Security is an on-premise and cloud-based anti-malware and security suite for small, midsize and large businesses. Primary functionality includes anti-malware, remote management, endpoint security, file security, firewall,... Read more

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Keeper

Keeper is a cloud-based business security solution that offers multi-tenant password management and secure file storage. It offers a “zero-knowledge” security feature, which allows users only with access to the information being... Read more

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Avira Endpoint Security

Avira Endpoint Security is a cloud-based security solution that provides businesses with detection and remediation tools to protect the business system against the virus attacks. It scans every file as soon as it is accessed by a user... Read more

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WebTitan

WebTitan is a cloud-based internet security solution that monitors for viruses, ransomware, malware and more. It also provides web and DNS filtering control and is suitable for large and midsize businesses across all industries. Key... Read more

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Bitdefender GravityZone

Bitdefender GravityZone is a cloud-based solution that helps businesses protect physical workstations against various cyber threats including data breaches, ransomware, phishing and more. Key features include patch management, mobile... Read more

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Apex One

Apex One is a cloud-based and on-premise endpoint security solution, which assists small to large businesses with threat detection and virtual patching. Key features include URL filtering, pre-execution machine learning, root cause... Read more

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Trend Micro Enterprise Security Suite

Trend Micro's Enterprise Security Suite(ESS) is a security management solution that offers in-solution or managed endpoint detection and response. Trend Micro's ESS offers endpoint security, internet gateway, mail server and file server... Read more

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Domotz

Domotz is a cloud-enabled network monitoring and management solution that is best suited for small to large businesses alike. Key features of the platform include networking monitoring, remote management and troubleshooting, team... Read more

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Automox

Automox is the modern, cloud-native endpoint-hardening platform that empowers organizations to remediate vulnerabilities faster than they can be weaponized. This cross-platform solution simplifies and automates critical patching, software... Read more

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Zoho Vault

Zoho Vault is a cloud-based security solution that helps teams manage their online passwords. Users can store and organize passwords in the database and Zoho Vault encrypts them using AES-256. Teams can share passwords with each other... Read more

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VIPRE Antivirus Business

VIPRE Antivirus Business is a security solution with a strong emphasis not only on anti-malware protection, but also on mobile device management (MDM), helping protect computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets against cyberthreats. VIPRE... Read more

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SolarWinds Mail Assure

SolarWinds Mail Assure is a cloud-based email security solution designed to help businesses secure incoming and outgoing emails. The protection and filtering engine uses machine learning to protect against various online threats such... Read more

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Shield Antivirus

Shield Antivirus Business Edition provides endpoint protection to systems from viruses, malware and ransomware. It is an on-premise solution with features such as threat scanning, scheduled scans, automatic updates and more. The software... Read more

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Buyers guide

Within the first 10 months of 2019, 140 local governments, police stations, and hospitals suffered ransomware attacks. Among the prominent attacks in 2019 were the stealing of data of about 100,000 people from a federal subcontractor for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the compromise of hundreds of thousands of Asus computer owners via a secret backdoor planted in the computer maker's Live Update tool.

As an IT administrator or business owner/manager you can no longer rest assured that you've bought the costliest firewall or antivirus to protect your digital fronts. It’s no longer enough to react quickly—being proactive about threats and staying up-to-date with the latest in cybersecurity is the need of the hour. That's where threat intelligence software comes in.

This buyers guide will explain to you the basics of such tools.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

What is threat intelligence software?

Threat intelligence software is a tool that gives organizations a near real-time view of the threat landscape by identifying existing and evolving threat vectors. It helps you keep your security standards up to date and improve your network performance with detailed information on threats to specific networks, infrastructure, and endpoint devices. The tool can help you mitigate the risk of breach in security or loss of data, thus helping you build an effective defense mechanism and reducing the risk of damage to your reputation and bottom line.

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Common features of threat intelligence software

Continuous monitoring Monitor multiple resources within the network in real-time or near real-time, and use data for threat detection.
Threat detection Identify threats based on current and historical data from various resources within the network. Some tools also apply machine learning to ensure appropriate detection and reduce false positives.
Threat alerts Receive alerts whenever there is a potential threat to the network, with details on the source of the threat.
Automatic threat remediation Set an automatic response mechanism for when there is a potential threat.
Response prioritization Prioritize response to threats based on different security levels.
Reporting Generate detailed and customized reports on the security performance of your network and information such as threat frequency, severity, and intelligence status.
Issue tracking Manage and maintain a list of issues (or potential threats) over a period of time—also known as incident tracking.

What type of buyer are you?

The capabilities of threat intelligence solutions can vary depending on their intended industry and use-case. While some solutions such as IBM X-Force Exchange, LogRhythm, and FireEye can be applied to a diverse range of industries and use-cases, others such as LookingGlass and Anamoli are more appropriate for industry-specific use-cases.

Hence, before you select a solution, it's important to understand what type of buyer you are.

Organizations that operate within a niche industry: The threat intelligence of specific industries like finance, insurance, healthcare, media, or energy in typically very specific and usually have definite compliance requirements laid out by governments and industry bodies.

If your organization falls in this category, you should explore solutions that are designed with industry-specific threats and compliance in focus.

Organizations that are not industry-specific: Such organizations could either be operating in more than one industry, or might not be dealing with sensitive customer data. They also likely don't have industry-specific compliance requirements.

If your organization falls in this category, a generic threat intelligence solution with basic features such as monitoring, threat detection, and remediation would suffice your needs.

Benefits of threat intelligence software

Threat intelligence software helps you identify potential threats to your network and protect against security breaches and cyber attacks ahead of time. Its benefits are as follows:

Minimize risk of security breach: Gain insight into immediate and evolving cyber threats faced by your organization and take measures to prevent security breaches. Also, safeguard against potential loss of data.

Stay up-to-speed with potential threats: Cybercriminals continue to come up with new ways of hacking and breaking into secure networks everyday. Threat intelligence software helps you stay up-to-date with these developments and protect your organization against evolving threats.

Prioritize response based on urgency of threat: Get a thorough understanding of the vulnerabilities in your network, the potential threats they cause, their level of urgency, and how they can be resolved. Then, respond to the vulnerabilities accordingly.

Key considerations when purchasing threat intelligence software

The right threat intelligence software can not only ensure the security of all your data and network, but also save you a lot of money. However, picking software for your organization can get tricky. Here are a couple of points to keep in mind:

Don't over- or under-purchase: It is easy to get confused between threat intelligence software, security information and event management (SIEM) solutions, and vulnerability management solutions. While SIEM and vulnerability management solutions can provide some information similar to threat intelligence products, they also include features such as event correlation and incident response. Pick a software that is apt for your needs and not one that provides too many or too few features.

Weigh deployment options thoroughly: The deployment and delivery of the solutions can vary widely, from cloud-based (private, public, or hybrid clouds) to on-premise. Evaluate the deployment of the solutions and their cost implications thoroughly before choosing one.

Note: The applications selected in this article are examples to show a feature in context and are not intended as endorsements or recommendations. They have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable at the time of publication.