ThreatStream Readies New Threat-Intel App for Apple Watch

The ThreatStream iOS app will enable security operations center analysts to receive and respond to threat alerts triggered by the Optic platform.

SAN FRANCISCO—ThreatStream, a 2-year-old startup that makes an enterprise-class threat intelligence platform, said on April 21 that it will soon make available what it claims is the first iOS "threat intelligence" app for the Apple Watch.

ThreatStream positions its Optic platform as the "first crowd-sourced cyber security intelligence solution." Optic aggregates millions of threat indicators from around the Internet and integrates them directly to an organization's existing security infrastructure.

The app, also available for the iPhone and iPad, provides full access to the ThreatStream Optic threat intelligence platform dashboard and displays and enables users to take action with a simple tap of the screen or voice command.

The app will be made available to existing ThreatStream customers within the next 30 to 60 days as a free download from the Apple App Store and as the Apple Watch becomes widely available.

The ThreatStream iOS app will enable security operations center analysts to receive and respond to threat alerts triggered by the Optic platform regardless of where they are. Using the app, anyone wearing an Apple Watch or using an iPhone or iPad can receive notifications and alerts in real time, untethering from the displays of their security controls without jeopardizing their ability to see and respond to threats immediately.

The new Apple Watch app will be demonstrated in ThreatStream booth #S2727 during the RSA Conference here this week. ThreatStream will also be giving away one Apple Watch a day to visitors who come by its booth.

RSA Conference 2015 continues through April 23.

Chris Preimesberger

Chris Preimesberger

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