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Research Firm Names Flashpoint a Strong Performer Citing Custom Collection Strategies, Cybercrime Analysis

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flashpoint, the global leader in Business Risk Intelligence (BRI), today announced its inclusion among the top emerging threat intelligence companies in “The Forrester New Wave™: External Threat Intelligence Services, Q3 2018” report.
For this report, Forrester Research evaluated the 15 most significant companies in the market and rated them against 10 criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Flashpoint was rated a “Strong Performer,” with the report giving it a differentiated rating in dark web intelligence, threat feeds, cybercriminal and financial crime focus, as well as vision and execution criteria.
According to the report, Flashpoint “is the best fit for companies requiring finished intelligence reporting on business risk...it will develop custom collection strategies, even deploying custom infrastructure, to meet customer intelligence requirements.”1 The report also states that, in general, “vendor collection strategies are the biggest differentiator in the market.”
Finally, in assessing surface web and dark web intelligence, Forrester noted that the criteria were highly differentiated, writing: “Someone saying something on the dark web doesn’t make it true. Anyone with a TOR browser can access the dark web and visit markets to see all manner of items and services for sale. In these ‘open’ marketplaces, you have to assume a lot of the most sordid material is either grifting or law enforcement (read: low confidence). To obtain higher confidence intelligence, you need to access private forums.”
“Meaningful intelligence is about the right data at the right time with the right context and needs to come from high-quality sources,” said Josh Lefkowitz, CEO and co-founder, Flashpoint. “We believe Flashpoint’s rating as a ‘Strong Performer’ in this report is a testament to our team’s hard work and ability to deliver the best synthesis of raw data into finished intelligence, as well as a testament to our subject matter experts who deftly access elite and private online criminal communities and use their expertise and insights to inform collections and intelligence production.”
Access a free copy of The Forrester New Wave™: External Threat Intelligence Services, Q3 2018.
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1 The Forrester New Wave™: External Threat Intelligence Services, Q3 2018, Forrester Research, Inc., September 7, 2018

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