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Why is cybersecurity important for businesses?

Cybersecurity is vital for businesses across industries to protect sensitive internal data, customer or client data and brand reputation, as well as to prevent data loss or corruption, downtime and financial loss.

A recent survey found that, 88% of top executives across the U.S. believe that cyberattacks are a business risk — not just a technology risk — showing that the need for cybersecurity is largely acknowledged.

Cybersecurity allows you to:

  • Protect sensitive data: Intercept unauthorized access to important information like proprietary data, intellectual property and financial records.
  • Safeguard customer trust: Prevent any breach of customer data and its repercussions, including legal battles, industry fines and loss of trust.
  • Ensure business operations: Avoid disruptions caused by security issues, such as site downtime, lost data or corrupted data.
  • Prevent financial losses: Prevent the cost of investigation, data recovery, legal proceedings, regulatory fines, or even lower sales and stock values.

What is a threat intelligence platform (TIP)?

A threat intelligence platform (TIP) is a software solution that helps organizations collect, validate, analyze and manage data on potential cybersecurity threats.

TIPs act as a centralized database and the first line of defense against a cyberattack. This type of platform consolidates data from hundreds of different sources and in different formats, then applies advanced analytics to identify anomalies and patterns that indicate a security risk. Then, the platform works to prioritize or classify these potential threats based on severity and potential impact.

TIPs replace tedious manual processes, while an intelligence analyst’s job includes examining and interpreting the data to create intelligence reports and assessments.

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Why do you need a threat intelligence platform?

Digital transformation has expanded the “playground” for cybercriminals, thanks to cloud computing, interconnected networks, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and more. Cyberattacks have increased in frequency and sophistication, along with advancements in artificial intelligence technology.

A robust intelligence platform like Analyst1 lets you take control of cybersecurity instead of becoming a victim of it, to protect your data and your business.

The Analyst1 threat intelligence platform offers:

  • A faster response: Get actionable insights that can help you make informed decisions, prioritize resources to address the most critical cybersecurity threats and monitor new threats or trends so you can take proactive measures to minimize your risk.
  • Efficient security operations: Automate tasks like aggregation, analysis and reporting. Enhance collaboration between security teams and enable immediate response to any threat. Analyst1 places everything you need in one platform and an all-in-one dashboard.
  • Support for current and future business needs: Immediately align your security platform with your unique business goals and make sure it’s always adapted to new technology, threats and industry or government regulations.

What can a threat intelligence platform do?

Look for a threat intelligence platform that presents a “complete defense solution” for cybersecurity. An effective threat intelligence platform should offer:

  • Data aggregation: Collect and consolidate data from different sources.
  • Data enrichment: Automatically add context to raw data, such as threat profiles and historical attack patterns.
  • Threat analysis: Identify patterns, relationships and trends.
  • Threat hunting: Actively search for potential vulnerabilities or signs of compromise in your network.
  • Integration: Seamlessly integrate with current infrastructure and tools.
  • Reporting: Quickly convert threat data into visual representations and reports.

What types of threats can a threat intelligence platform detect?

The best platform provides complete protection against all forms of cyberattacks. Analyst1 was developed by analysts, for analysts.

Analyst1 provides threat intelligence context to:

  • Malware and ransomware such as viruses, worms and trojans
  • Phishing and social engineering attacks
  • Data breaches and information leaks
  • Advanced persistent threats (APTs)
  • Software and system vulnerabilities and associated exploits
  • Insider threats

What types of organizations can benefit from a threat intelligence platform?

TIPs can benefit any organization that faces cybersecurity threats, handles large volumes or very sensitive data, or depends heavily on digital systems for business operations.

A TIP is especially critical if you have large and complex IT environments, because it centralizes threat intelligence data.

Do small- or medium-sized businesses need a threat intelligence platform?

Yes, security threats aren’t about the size of your business, but about the potential financial and reputational impact of a cyberattack.

A threat intelligent platform allows early threat detection and automated playbooks that can help you contain any type of security breach. It also alerts you of vulnerabilities in your system or applications, so you can prevent problems or prioritize resources.

Some industries also require businesses of any size to invest in a platform to meet regulations, such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA).

Analyst1 can scale your threat intelligence platforms for your needs. We have worked with businesses across industries, sizes and stages of growth. Find out more about our solution.

Do threat intelligence platforms integrate with existing security tools?

Yes, threat intelligence platforms can integrate with existing tools and infrastructure like Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, IDS/IPS, firewalls, and end-point protection solutions. These integrations allow the TIP to get data from other tools and provide additional context and insights, further improving threat detection and response.

Does a threat intelligence platform require specialized training?

TIPs typically require some level of specialized training to use effectively. You need to understand the platform’s features, data sources and analysis techniques to maximize its benefits.

Analyst1 combines a superior platform with unrivaled training and customer support. We help you master the features, customize the settings and interpret the threat intelligence accurately. You don’t just get a platform, but a partner for defending your organization against cyberattacks.

What should I consider when choosing a threat intelligence platform?

Getting the right security features is just the first step. When choosing between platforms, include practical considerations like ease of integration and use, availability of tech support and your long-term needs.


  • Data sources: Does the TIP support diverse threat intelligence sources and feeds?
  • Analytics and automation: What kind of information and insights can you gather?
  • Integration capabilities: Will it work with existing security infrastructure and tools?
  • Usability and user interface: Is it user-friendly, even for people with varying technical expertise? Is it intuitive? Are the features readily accessible?
  • Vendor support: What kind of training or technical support do you have access to?
  • Scalability and performance: Can it handle your current and future data volumes and processing requirements?

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