Gartner Research

How to Select a Security Threat Intelligence Service

Published: 23 September 2010

ID: G00206140

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan


High-quality, actionable information about the security threat environment requires specialized expertise and access that most enterprises cannot acquire cost-effectively themselves. Threat intelligence services can fill the gaps, but clients must assess their needs and providers' capabilities.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Security Threat Intelligence Services Defined
  • Who Uses Threat Intelligence Services, and Why?
  • Selecting the Right Service
  • Technical-Source Intelligence
  • Human-Source Intelligence
  • Infrastructure Content
  • Brand and Fraud Content
  • Identifying Which Segment You Need
  • An Overview of Threat Intelligence Service Providers
  • Drawbacks of Threat Intelligence Services
  • The Bottom Line

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