NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Flashpoint, the leading software and data services provider of intelligence from the Deep and Dark Web, today announced availability of Flashpoint Maltego transforms developed in partnership with Malformity Labs. With Flashpoint transforms, customers can more quickly and easily explore connections and analyze threats in the Deep and Dark Web. Flashpoint transforms enable analysts to use Paterva's Maltego, an open source intelligence and forensics platform used by analysts, to mine, gather and visualize Deep and Dark Web data in an easy-to-understand format.
Flashpoint's structured datasets are cultivated from threatening communities active within the Deep and Dark Web -- from terrorists to cybercriminals. These datasets enable organizations to discover meaningful data in order to understand their adversaries more comprehensively and mitigate looming threats. Flashpoint's detailed, high-value datasets are generated by proprietary and automated tools that leverage the company's subject matter experts' intimate understanding of the content and cultures of these threatening communities.
The combination of Flashpoint datasets and the Maltego platform empowers analysts to explore the structure of and the links connecting forums, discussion threads, posts and users. Beginning with a single starting point, such as an IP address, the system will automatically create a graph of links based on the information in the Flashpoint dataset. The analyst can perform additional queries to enrich the understanding of potential threats.
"As criminals, hackers and other bad actors engage in illicit activities and coordinate their efforts on the Deep and Dark Web, organizations are finding themselves the targets of harmful actions without warning," said Flashpoint CEO Josh Lefkowitz. "By partnering with Malformity Labs to develop Flashpoint transforms, security teams now have access to unique visual tools and link analysis capabilities that offer greater insight into these malicious areas of the Internet and specific threats that need immediate attention."
The Flashpoint transforms are available today on Paterva's Transform Hub.
Flashpoint provides the data, tools and expertise necessary to obtain actionable intelligence from the Deep & Dark Web. The company offers a state-of-the-art platform with data curated by world-class subject matter experts. Flashpoint's products illuminate threatening actors, relationships, behaviors, and networks hidden within these opaque areas of the Internet. Security and intelligence teams across the Fortune 500 and government use the company's tools to gain critical awareness of threats and malicious activity yet to surface from the Deep & Dark Web. Flashpoint is backed by TechOperators, Greycroft Partners, K2 Intelligence, Bloomberg Beta, and Cisco Investments. For more information, visit https://www.flashpoint-intel.com
About Malformity Labs
Malformity Labs was founded in 2013 by Keith Gilbert with the goal of providing analysts, responders, and researchers with unique access to data in a cost effective manner. By partnering with unique and innovative organizations, Malformity Labs gives customers and customers of partners the ability to graphically analyze their data in order to more quickly identify links of interest using Maltego by Paterva.