Get the Most from Existing Security

The ever-growing cyber security stack

Cyber security. It’s a silly name for a very serious, and ever-more important, battleground. In fact, the average enterprise has deployed between 30 and 70 cyber security products to protect their cloud, network, and endpoint resources. While these security products can be incredibly powerful, they are often deployed with generic one-size-fits-all policy recommended by vendors, or configured once and then never updated. While the goal is to optimize security and eliminate gaps, every additional tool actual adds complexity and introduces risk.

Defenders also have an extremely hard time ensuring their security products work well together. With so many products in place, ”Defense-in-depth” can easily become “Compromised-by-complexity” due to conflicts in configuration or policy that introduce risk, gaps, and blind spots.

This trend of ever-growing cybersecurity product deployment may in fact be doing more harm than good. Despite increasing security investment, and more security controls than ever before, the rate of data breaches has risen dramatically. However, every large enterprise has tools in place that can be effective in breaking the cyber kill chain - as long as those tools have optimal policy and configuration.

Optimizing cyber security

SafeBreach takes the guesswork out of optimizing security. Rather than reading through thousands of lines of configuration, or relying on a limited penetration testing engagement, SafeBreach safely simulates thousands of individual attacks to see which defensive products are effective, which need to be updated, and where holes exist.

SafeBreach doesn’t require security teams to identify specific campaigns, tools, or tactics that attackers might use. Instead, SafeBreach automatically, and continuously, executes the Hacker’s PlaybookTM of attacks across the kill chain - infiltration, lateral movement, and exfiltration. If a SafeBreach attack is able to bypass defenses, an attacker would be able to perform that same action. If an attack is blocked, then security teams know that their tools are working as expected.

Whether optimizing existing security, or comparing new products to see which performs best in a given environment, Breach and Attack Simulation harnesses the hacker to prove where defenses will stand up to attack.

Do more with less

Rather than investing in new tools to supplement or replace what already exists, Breach and Attack Simulation from SafeBreach can provide real, actionable data that can help get more from existing products.

Thanks to the continuous nature of the SafeBreach platform, security posture is measured initially, and then compared over time, to show overall risk reduction as optimization occurs. This not only helps to prove the value of security efforts, but also can be used to prove the ROI on tools and teams, to justify budget, or identify where additional resources are required.

By optimizing configuration and ensuring controls work in concert, security teams can get the most from existing security investment. In fact, 100% of SafeBreach customers have found that existing security controls - from next-gen firewalls, to proxies, to endpoint security, and more - are not stopping as many threats as they could. In just weeks, every customer has reduced their risk by simply optimizing configuration based on SafeBreach findings.