Flashpoint Unleashes New BRI Capabilities for MSSPs

MSSPs are anxious to beef up their threat hunting and incident response capabilities.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

December 5, 2019

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Flashpoint, the provider of business risk intelligence (BRI), has launched a new offering for MSSPs designed to expand their security capacity and add more value to their clients through proactive BRI capabilities.

Flashpoint’s ability to safely track adversaries across multiple types of online communities and collections from open web, and deep and dark web sources, makes it an “indispensable” resource for MSSPs wanting to extend those capabilities to clients, the company said.

Flashpoint’s data and finished intelligence expands the MSSP partner’s capabilities, adding context to threat information and informing decisions that mitigate risk.

Ayesha Prakash, Flashpoint’s head of worldwide channels and partnerships, tells us MSSPs service SMB customers in important ways, such as network and log monitoring, and detection. But information about adversaries, their tactics and tools, as well as finished intelligence reports that bring context to technical data and information, is something that’s usually unavailable to SMBs, she said.


Flashpoint’s Ayesha Prakash

“We can safely track adversaries and collect that data across multiple types of illicit online communities,” she said. “That ability makes Flashpoint an important resource for MSSPs who wish to extend new capabilities to clients. ”

MSSPs are anxious to beef up their threat hunting and incident response capabilities, and extend those to clients as a complement to the baseline detection and monitoring they’re already doing, Prakash said.

“Customers also want to be proactive about threats to the business, and we can help MSSPs fill that gap by bringing context and finished intelligence to indicators of compromise and other technical data,” she said. “Our visibility into invite-only or otherwise walled-off areas of the internet allows Flashpoint to formulate accurate, reliable analyses of activity happening within these communities. Contextualized intelligence can help inform and enhance alerting services that are also core to what MSSPs bring to their clients.”

MSSPs will be able to offer a more complete security service to their customers, one that is now fortified by Flashpoint’s intelligence “derived from our extensive access to these illicit communities.” Prakash said.

“Having a trusted partner such as Flashpoint well-versed in navigating these areas of the internet also transfers potential risk away from service providers who may attempt on their own to access closed private markets, forums and chat services,” she said. “Doing so requires an established presence and experience that a partner such as Flashpoint delivers without putting internal MSSPs at additional risk.”

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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