As an OTX community member, you can contribute to OTX in several different ways:
- You can comment on pulses contributed by other OTX members.
- When you have installed AlienVault USM Appliance™, you can opt in to let USM Appliance share with OTX any IP Reputation event data generated from within your own system environment. OTX can then use that information to reevaluate IP Reputation severity levels that can then affect the issuing of USM Appliance correlation directives.
Note: All data contributed to OTX whether individually or through USM Appliance are completely voluntary and anonymous. No data submitted to OTX through USM Appliance can be used to identify any of the following:
- Any individual
- Any individual system's data
- Any individual system's internal IP traffic
When you have installed USM Appliance and you also choose to contribute to OTX, USM Appliance data shared with OTX may only include the following:
- External IP addresses that try to or succeed in communicating with your system.
- Any Plugin IDsA numberic value that identifies the source of data the plugin is designed to extract and normalize..
- Any event types (Security Identifiers, or SIDS).
- Counts from intrusion detection system (IDSNetwork device or program that monitors network traffic and logs and reports suspicious network activity indicative of an intrusion.) signatures.
- Any alarms generated based on observed traffic.
- IOC activity data within your environment for analysis against pulses.
Note: You can choose to stop sharing data with OTX at any time by going to the USM Appliance configuration page (Configuration > Open Threat Exchange).