Open Data Exchange Layer (OpenDXL)
Connecting security software for real-time data and service orchestrationDownload Data Sheet Download OpenDXL SDK
Open Data Exchange Layer (OpenDXL) is at the core of our mission to enable security devices to share intelligence and orchestrate security operations in real time.
OpenDXL is our initiative to enhance the Security Connected vision of an adaptive system of interconnected services that communicate and share information to make real-time, accurate security decisions. OpenDXL leverages the McAfee Data Exchange Layer (DXL), which many vendors and enterprises already utilize, and delivers a simple, open path for integrating security technologies regardless of vendor.
Designed to improve the context of analysis, shorten workflows of the threat defense lifecycle, reduce complexities across security products and vendors, and increase the value of previously deployed applications, OpenDXL enables unprecedented collaboration in an open, real-time system. By attaching to a common application framework, each participant enters into a unified ecosystem, one that gains value and capability as the network effect activates.
The DXL architecture allows DXL clients (services) to communicate with each over the message bus in near real time. Apps simply publish and subscribe to message topics, or make calls to DXL services in a request/response invocation similar to RESTful APIs. The fabric delivers the messages and calls immediately.
Location unaware, persistent connections, and service- and event-based communications are a few of the key capabilities of DXL.
Learn more about the two primary integration roles: information consumers and information providers.
Visit our OpenDXL repository on GitHub to view the documentation, sample codes, and more.
Get started by configuring your DXL environment. Customers with grant numbers can download the DXL components.Download DXL Components