Farsight Security has announced a new collaboration platform for IT defense teams. According to the announcement, Farsight Labs, as the platform is called, will provide free access to certain tools and early access to unreleased or prototype tools. There is no fee or contract required for using Farsight Labs.
Expander, a regular expression generation tool, is the first tool announced as part of Farsight Labs. Expander will allow security professionals to automate regular expression generation. Regular expressions are sequences of characters that define a search pattern that can include variations within the pattern. They are widely used within security, language processing, data analysis, and other automation processes.