Research Series Limited

CTI Cyber Threat Intelligence Supreme

CTIS utilises the largest World's first open threat intelligence community of over 80,000 participants in 140 countries to fuss over 19 million threat indicators (IOCs) daily, available on open automated standards, e.g. OTX, STIX, CybOX and TAXII for sharing, and correlating threat intelligence against SIEM to enhance Cyber Situational Awareness.


  • Uses Open Threat Intel Standards, OTX, STIX, TAXII, CybOX
  • Cyber Security and Situational Awareness
  • Export to Third Party Security Tools
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) & Threat Intel Sharing
  • Global Threat Dashboard
  • Continuous Automation of over 19 million Threat Indicators (IOCs) Daily
  • Continuous Threat Intelligence and Management
  • OTX Endpoint Threat Hunter
  • IP and Domain Reputation Monitor Alert
  • Direct Integration with most SIEMs, allowing automated Correlation against Feeds


  • Supports digital forensic programmes for the organisation
  • Provides huge cost savings
  • Offers Protective Monitoring
  • Offer e-discovery, digital evidence gathering
  • Flexible and customisable reporting
  • Preservation, analysis, chain of custody and presentation
  • Cyber Incident Response Processes
  • Training, Experience, Knowledge and Skills Transfer
  • Quick & Easy to setup and deploy
  • Flexibility and customisation


£1250 to £2595 per instance per month

Service documents

G-Cloud 10


Research Series Limited

Dr Cyril Onwubiko


Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Public cloud
Service constraints NA
System requirements
  • Virtual Machines
  • Software licenses
  • Physical Appliance

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times All emails are responded to as soon as possible, and not less than 30 minutes. All tickets are action'ed immediately.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets No
Phone support No
Web chat support No
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels We provide three levels of technical supports:
1) Dedicated ASM (Account Security Manager) - Premium
2) Cloud Support Engineer (Level 2)
3) Service / Sales Account Manager (Level 1)
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started We will deploy the service, and provide users online training.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction In open data format.
End-of-contract process This is a pure cloud offering, and the threat intelligence feeds are delivered automatically to client's security products, so at exit, the license will expire, and the service will exist to function.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install Yes
Compatible operating systems
  • Android
  • IOS
  • Linux or Unix
  • MacOS
  • Windows
  • Windows Phone
  • Other
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service Desktop allows for the different features to be setup using a mouse, which may be challenging on a mobile.
Accessibility standards None or don’t know
Description of accessibility Click and enable.
Accessibility testing None.
What users can and can't do using the API Supports all API available out of the box, and customisable APIs.
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats HTML
API sandbox or test environment No
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation Customise reporting and searching


Independence of resources The service is a truly Cloud-based service, which means, we can flex up or down dependent on the client requirement.


Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Number of Log Sources monitored
EPS generated by the monitored estate
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold Alien Vaults OTX and Unifed Security Management (USM)

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Security Clearance (SC)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Supplier-defined controls
Penetration testing frequency At least once a year
Penetration testing approach ‘IT Health Check’ performed by a CHECK service provider
Protecting data at rest Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach A third-party destruction service

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach In open data formats, Syslog, Raw Log, CEF, STIX, etc.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats Syslog
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats
  • Syslog
  • Raw Log
  • STIX

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • Private network or public sector network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Cloud-based service SLA is inherent of the Cloud Supplier SLA, e.g. Amazon (AWS), Microsoft Azure etc.
Approach to resilience Multiple resilience points are provided, and clustering, too.
Outage reporting Email alerts

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Only privileged users (pre-provisioned users) are allowed access.
Management interface is separate to Data Channel or Scan Channel
Only management channel is used for user access
Access restriction testing frequency At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for User-defined
Access to supplier activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for User-defined
How long system logs are stored for User-defined

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification No
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications Yes
Any other security certifications
  • Cyber Essentials Plus
  • Cyber Insurance
  • Cyber Essentials

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards Other
Other security governance standards CESG Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Information security policies and processes NIST Cyber Security Policy
ISO 27001

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach CAB-approved change management
Change notification service
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach We conduct continuous vulnerability scans using the SIEM tool, and threat intelligence subscription / feeds enable us to detect and alert of any vulnerabilities or threats that need mitigating.
Protective monitoring type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach We use automated commercial and Gartner-selected SIEM to monitor the ICT estate in real-time, using automate threat intelligence feed to become aware of immediate threats, and using various sensors to detect IOCs so that the SIEM can raise a real-time alert, which are follow and resolved.
The SIEM uses multiple specific-focused sensors for continuous scans, IDS, IPS, threat intel and asset discovery, these allows the environment to be properly monitored.
Incident management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Incident management approach Incidents are investigated and reported to the client
Incidents are also escalated to the client
There is a Major Incident Response process
Regular incident reports are provided to the client, and on request
User can also report an incident

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No


Price £1250 to £2595 per instance per month
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial Open subscription service to receive daily threat intelligence alerts
IP and Domain Reputation Alert - Daily email alerts
This is for one month.
Link to free trial Only when an offer is made to us.


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