PolySwarm launches polyX, a free community for security researchers to access threat intel and test new detection techniques

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Cybersecurity experts are invited to join polyX, a community for threat intel sharing, free malware-sample downloads, and access to PolySwarm's marketplace to test new and experimental detection techniques against real-world threats.

polyX offers researchers free access to the latest malware, collaboration with top experts, support for developing malware detection ideas into products and the ability to validate those ideas against real-world enterprise traffic.

PolySwarm, a threat intelligence marketplace for defending against new and emergent malware, invites security researchers, malware analysts and defenders to join polyX, a free community that gives members the ability to collaborate, access malware samples and test new detection techniques.

Upon joining, polyX members are admitted to a private collaboration group with fellow security experts and granted access to use a number of features in PolySwarm, including increased malware sample downloads, scans, and hash and metadata search tools.

“polyX offers researchers free access to the latest malware, collaboration with top experts, support for developing malware detection ideas into products and the ability to validate those ideas against real-world enterprise traffic,” says PolySwarm CTO and CO-Founder Paul Makowski. “polyX represents a truly unique opportunity for individuals and small companies that want to enter the malware detection space and help shift the balance toward defense.”

polyX members are able to discover new threats first, identify shortcomings in existing detection approaches, and develop ideas for new detection methodology. “What we are seeing is that many of the samples found in PolySwarm have never been seen on VirusTotal or other multiscanners, and are not freely accessible elsewhere,” says Makowski. “polyX will provide researchers with convenient access to samples and serves as a place for niche and experimental scanning and detection engines to thrive.”

Those interested are able to join PolySwarm’s polyX community by filling out the short questionnaire here https://go.polyswarm.io/polyx.

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ABOUT polyX:
polyX is a community of anti-malware researchers united by a common goal of making malware hard. polyX offers a collaborative environment for sharing malware samples, intelligence and novel detection methods that go beyond what is covered by existing solutions. Additionally, polyX provides an avenue to develop innovative-but-unproven ideas into stable and profitable solutions. Via PolySwarm, the polyX community has immediate access to real-world market validation of novel anti-malware ideas with minimal go-to-market cost.

ABOUT PolySwarm:
PolySwarm is a threat detection marketplace where anti-malware software, authored by antivirus companies and specialized security experts, compete to detect threats, millions of times per day. With a global force of security experts and antivirus companies combining at a single access point, accuracy and early detection are rewarded. For more information, please visit polyswarm.io or try PolySwarm free at polyswarm.network

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