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RiskIQ Joins IBM Security App Exchange Community

RiskIQ PassiveTotal App For IBM QRadar part of collaborative development to stay ahead of evolving threats

San Francisco – August 10, 2016 – RiskIQ, a leader in external threat management, today launched RiskIQ PassiveTotal App For IBM QRadar, which integrates with IBM security intelligence technology to achieve fully integrated external threat context to security incidents. Joint customers can accelerate incident remediation seamlessly by accessing internet datasets as they investigate offenses in IBM QRadar.

RiskIQ scans and collects external internet data at massive scale—datasets the RiskIQ’s PassiveTotal App uses to create a feedback loop in which QRadar is constantly being updated with the latest threat data.

The new application is freely available to the security community through the IBM Security App Exchange, a marketplace where developers across the industry can share applications based on IBM Security technologies. As threats are evolving faster than ever, collaborative development amongst the security community will help organizations adapt quickly and speed innovation in the fight against cybercrime.

RiskIQ PassiveTotal App For IBM QRadar leverages IBM Security QRadar, the company’s security intelligence platform which analyzes data across an organization’s IT infrastructure in real-time to identify potential security threats. Leveraging QRadar’s new open application programming interfaces (API), RiskIQ PassiveTotal App For IBM QRadar allows users to reduce the number of alerts they need to manage, speed up incident response and prevent cyberattacks.

“You cannot prevent attacks on—and from—assets you don’t know about,” said Elias Manousos, CEO of RiskIQ. “RiskIQ’s PassiveTotal increases the visibility your IBM QRadar security intelligence deployment has while you perform your analysis and incident response. By bringing in key external data elements you can reduce the time to resolution, as well as time to detection for the threats coming your way, all from within the IBM QRadar interface.”

RiskIQ PassiveTotal App For IBM QRadar uses RiskIQ reference sets, which are created automatically, make the integration completely bi-directional, enabling the security operations team to create IBM QRadar rules based on external internet data and thus get automatically alerted to offenses. As the alert is triaged and put into an incident response workflow, the external information is available for fast resolution. Data enrichment applied to both threat detection and IR functions benefits the security team as a whole.

About RiskIQ
RiskIQ is a cybersecurity company that helps organizations discover and protect their external facing known, unknown and third-party web, mobile and social digital assets. The company’s External Threat Management platform combines a worldwide proxy network with synthetic clients that emulate users to monitor, detect and take down malicious and copycat apps, drive by malware and malvertisements. RiskIQ is being used by leading financial institutions and other companies to protect their web assets and users from external security threats and fraud. We are headquartered in San Francisco, backed by growth equity firms Summit Partners and Battery Ventures. For more information, please visit

About IBM Security
IBM’s security platform provides the security intelligence to help organizations holistically protect their people, data, applications and infrastructure. IBM offers solutions for identity and access management, security information and event management, database security, application development, risk management, endpoint management, next-generation intrusion protection and more. IBM operates one of the world’s broadest security research and development, and delivery organizations. For more information, please visit, follow @IBMSecurity on Twitter or visit the IBM Security Intelligence blog.

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