Scan suspicious files with PolySwarm’s marketplace
Welcome to the PolySwarm marketplace, where security experts and AV companies compete to protect you.
The power of the crowd
Malware and threat scanning engines, built by security experts and AV companies around the world, converge at a single access point - the PolySwarm marketplace - and work 24/7 to help enterprises detect threats and get intelligence about suspicious digital artifacts (files, URLs, network traffic, etc.).
bug threat bounties at scale
A Threat bounty is an economic reward offered in exchange for an accurate prediction on the maliciousness of a digital artifact (URL, file, network traffic, etc.). In the PolySwarm marketplace, Threat Bounties incentivize a crowdsourced network of security experts and antivirus companies to accurately tune their microengines and compete to protect enterprises.
Enterprises and MSSPs submit, via API, millions of suspicious artifacts, daily, to PolySwarm’s marketplace.
Microengines scan and provide assertions (malicious or benign) for all artifacts that fall within their expertise. They put their money where their mouth is: along with each assertion, they are required to stake tokens to signal their level of confidence.
As seen in Engine D, engines are not required to assert on all artifacts and can "pass" when uncertain or outside their expertise.
Once the Microengines have reached a verdict, all assertions are funneled back to the customer.
The consensus verdict of the network, malicious or benign, is passed back to the customer.
In one to two weeks the PolySwarm protocol converges on ground truth for that decision.
Engines that made the right assertion are proportionally rewarded (to the amount staked) with the tokens staked by the engines that were wrong, plus a portion of the enterprise subscription fees.
What makes us different
Unlike other multiscanner aggregators, PolySwarm offers the lowest barrier to entry for individual security experts who have actionable intelligence on threats. The Marketplace offers a ‘swarm’ of smaller infosec shops and security experts access to a vast stream of malware samples and a large market to monetize their niche expertise, simultaneously helping to expand PolySwarm’s coverage of the threat landscape.
Economic incentives & penalties
Security Experts’ engines get paid to be right, but are also required to put their money where their mouth is when making predictions. This economic pressure incentivizes specialization, and results in higher Signal-to-Noise ratio.
Every supplier’s track record is stored in a blockchain, visible by all, editable by none. PolySwarm provides an objective way to track supplier performance over time, based on their field of expertise.
We are introducing the concept of private -invite only- communities, keeping artifacts in the hands of a selected set of participants. In addition, PolySwarm supports "anonymous" participation - only an ethereum address is absolutely required.
How we compare
|Suppliers||Antivirus companies||Antivirus companies and diverse security experts|
|Coverage||Must deliver overlapping core coverage||Rewards based on accuracy and specialization|
|Confidence (SNR)||Must respond to all files, even if unsure||Selectively respond with confidence|
|Barrier to entry||Engine with broad coverage, established customer base||No restrictions - anyone with codified threat detection software can participate|
|Privacy||Customers can see everything from anyone||Anonymous participation and private communities|
I’m thrilled to be working with PolySwarm because they’re uniquely addressing an important issue in cyber security.
Former CIO, McAfee
With more and more advanced malware being released on a daily basis, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to perform detection and understand the motives of attackers in near real-time. We believe the PolySwarm ecosystem is capable of achieving this exact goal.
Lead Developer of Cuckoo Sandbox
PolySwarm is leading the way when it comes to blockchain’s real-world use cases, and I am happy to support their growth.
U.K.Entrepreneur, Deputy Treasurer of U.K.'s Liberal Democratic Party; Founder, Former CEO and Chairman, Ebookers.com
Given the challenges that this industry faces, the ecosystem that PolySwarm has created enables a much broader and richer level of contribution from all cyber experts to tackle new threats. Very happy to be working with such an innovative team like PolySwarm.
Former General Manager of Security and Software IT / CIO, Intel Security