Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is King & Union?

King & Union is the company which developed Avalon. We formed King & Union to develop technology that addresses challenges our team experienced first hand as security analysts and operators.

What’s a workspace?

Rather than presenting threat/investigation information as a simple table of data, we’re trying to show you the connections between the various pieces of information. So, we graph them in things we call “workspaces” as a series of icons that have connections between them.

This is, we believe, easier to understand, and makes it easier to see the lines of logic that lead from IP addresses to domain names, to urls, out to full sets of infrastructure. In general, we’ll talk about workspaces having “nodes” and “edges”…a “node” is a piece of information (IP address, domain name, etc), and an “edge” is a connection between two nodes to indicate a connection between them (this domain name resolves to this IP, for example).

Workspaces are also collaboration platforms. Multiple people can be editing the graph data in a workspace at the same time, and their changes will be distributed to all people viewing the workspace in near-real-time. They are also how we envision people sharing information between organizations. We have a concept of “interest groups”, where workspaces can be shared

Workspaces have a real-time chat window, which can be toggled on and off with the button at the top left of the screen. The chat area allows everyone in a workspace to communicate, compare notes, take notes on an investigation, etc.

Does Avalon limit queries or access to data in any way?

No, Avalon queries are unlimited. If you choose to include one of your API keys to a premium data provider your typical query limits will apply.

Does Avalon have an on-premise offering?

No, not at this time. We are strictly a Software-as-a-Service solution. If you’re interested in an on-premise solution, let us know. We might already be working on it

What is the pricing model for Avalon?

Our pricing is an annual subscription model based on number of users