Agari and RiskIQ Join Forces to Share Threat Data to Fight Cybercriminals
September 15, 2015
Threat intelligence exchange will benefit Agari and RiskIQ customers through heightened security awareness and the ability to respond to discovered threats
SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Sept. 15 -- Agari, the leading provider of data-driven security solutions that detect and prevent advanced email cyberthreats, and RiskIQ, the Enterprise Digital Footprint Security company, today announced a strategic partnership to exchange threat intelligence data. The technology partnership will benefit the customers of both companies in the face of ever-rising cyberattacks by enabling greater security awareness and the ability to create a faster response time for discovered threats. In addition to email as the most popular vector for cyberattacks, the number of malicious advertisements (malvertisements) has more than tripled in the first half of 2015 from the year-ago period across the nearly 2 billion publisher pages and 10 million mobile apps RiskIQ monitors. These trends underscore the importance of information sharing among cybersecurity companies.
By joining forces, Agari and RiskIQ are strengthening the Agari Trust Network, an ecosystem of leading infrastructure and security solution providers, to deliver best-in-class analytics and security solutions. This partnership is paramount in an age of rising cyberattacks that have become a constant strain on organizations, their profits as well as a pervasive threat to the consumers who place trust in their favorite brands.
“By combining Agari’s unique threat intelligence and ability to see information related to more than 10 billion email messages a day, and RiskIQ’s proven solutions that continuously discover, inventory and monitor all managed and unmanaged rogue web and mobile assets, we will provide more effective protection for both of our company’s customers,” said Patrick Peterson, CEO and founder of Agari. “The Agari Trust Network has gained significant momentum in the last several months, with RiskIQ being the latest outstanding cybersecurity company to join the fold. We’re very excited to keep this momentum going because it is our firm belief that the time is now for our industry to embrace data-sharing and shut down cybercriminals.”
“The combination of RiskIQ's visibility into threats that target an enterprise's digital footprint -- its web and mobile assets -- with the additional intelligence gathered by Agari on email attacks will enable our customers to better protect their brands from being compromised by cyber criminals,” said Arian Evans, VP, Product Strategy at RiskIQ. “We're pleased to be joining the The Agari Trust Network and working together to collaborate on fighting cyber threats.”
Through its partnerships with major Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Agari collects and aggregates email threat data from billions of email messages daily. The technology partnership between Agari and RiskIQ will enable shared intelligence about certain Internet-born threats, the sharing of expertise, best forensic security practices and threat trends, as well as improved products and services for each of the company’s respective offerings.
The partnership also addresses the trend of low-volume and targeted phishing attacks and brand abuse via the use of a legitimate name to attack both customers and non-customers. Increasingly, enterprise security is becoming data-driven, so threat intelligence that is freely shared has fast become an imperative.
Agari builds disruptive, Internet-scale, data-driven security solutions that eliminate email as a channel for cyberattacks and enable businesses and consumers to interact safely, leading an ever-growing collation of security partners to help fix email for good. The Agari cloud-based SaaS solution aggregates data from 2.5 billion mailboxes to help global brands eliminate email threats, protect customers and their personal data, and proactively guard brand reputation. Today, Agari analyzes more than 6.5 billion messages per day, identifies more than 2 million malicious URLs per month, and blocks more than 200 million malicious emails per month. Founded by the thought leaders behind Cisco’s IronPort solutions, Agari, a recipient of the JPMorgan Chase Hall of Innovation Award and recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor in Security, Agari is backed by Alloy Ventures, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital, Greylock Partners and Scale Venture Partners. Agari is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Learn more at http://www.agari.com and follow us on Twitter @AgariInc.