Breach and Attack
Simulation (BAS)

Comprehensive security validation, measurement, and
optimization for organizations of all sizes.​

What is Breach and Attack Simulation?

Breach and Attack Simulation is the process of safely attempting threat activities (tactics,
techniques, and procedures) in production environments to validate security control effectiveness.

Breach and Attack Simulation Maturity Model

Core Control Validation*

Immediate Threats


DLP & WAF Validation

Full Kill-Chain Scenarios

App and Cloud Validation


Custom Attack Scenarios

*Core Controls include Email, Endpoint, and Web Gateway

Why Cymulate Breach And Attack Simulation?



Includes multi-tenant and multi-environment capabilities, automation, and advanced attack scenarios



Assess multiple layers of security controls with regularly updated TTPs targeted to each area of defense



Covers security control validation and exposure risk assessment for on-premises, Cloud, and hybrid environments



Provides pre-built templates, thousands of scenarios, and one management pane

The Benefits of Breach and Attack Simulation

Breach & Attack Simulation BAS Benefits - Cymulate


Offensive testing based on threat actor techniques and tactics – simulated safely

Breach and Attack Simulation Benefits Easy to Manage


Easy to Manage
Requires only one deployed Agent per environment​

Breach and Attack Simulation benefits Integrations Extensive partner eco-system with integrations for threat intelligence correlation & guided response​


Extensive partner eco-system with integrations for threat intelligence correlation

Cymulate Breach and Attack Simulation

Cymulate Breach & Attack Simulation Core and Add-on modules

Breach Attack and Simulation - Immediate Threats - Cymulate

Identify Exposure to
Latest Active Threats

Continuous updates with new assessments for
current active and emerging threats

Immediate Threats
Breach and Attack Simulation - Full Kill-chain - Cymulate

Validate Security
Architecture Against
APT Attacks

Test the full stack of cyber controls vs. simulated full
kill-chain APT attacks – from attack delivery to
exploitation and post-exploitation.

Full Kill-chain APT

Security Control Validation

Security is built upon a layered defense that needs continuous testing to assess if controls are working effectively. Cymulate Breach and Attack Simulation tests for detection and alerting on threats to confirm that controls are functioning correctly or if threats can evade them. Each vector is scored independently and aggregated for an overall risk score based on industry-standard frameworks.

Breach and Attack Simulation Attack Vectors Email Gateway - Cymulate

Email Gateway

Native Filters - 3rd Party

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Breach and Attack Simulation Attack Vectors, Web Gateway - Cymulate

Web Gateway

Firewalls - Proxies - Filters

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Breach and Attack Simulation Attack Vectors Web App Firewall - Cymulate

Web App Firewall

Website/App Defenses

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Breach and Attack Simulation Attack Vectors, Endpoint Security - Cymulate

Endpoint Security

EDR - AV - Native Controls

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Breach and Attack Simulation Attack Vectors Data Exfiltration - Cymulate

Data Loss Prevention

DLP - Email-based CASB

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Breach and Attack Simulation Attack Vectors Immediate Threat Intelligence and ABVM - Cymulate

Immediate Threats

AV - Web Gateway - Email

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The attack surface constantly changes, requiring organizations to plan for an react to these changes.
Cymulate provides extensive attack simulation and immediate threat testing across on-premises, cloud,
and hybrid infrastructure and supports a wide variety of operating systems.

Environments and Infrastructure On-premises, Networks, Applications, Active Directory - Cymulate


  • Internal Systems
  • Legacy Applications
  • User Networks

Environments and Infrastructure Cloud, Azure, AWS, GCP - Cymulate


  • IaaS
  • Containers
  • Serverless/APIs

Attack Surface Management - Environments and Infrastructure - Cymulate


  • Remote Workers
  • Shared Services
  • Cloud Storage

Operating System
Breach and Attack Simulation Operating Systems Windows - Cymulate


  • Desktop
  • Servers
  • Virtual

Breach and Attack Simulation Operating Systems Linus - Cymulate


  • RedHat
  • Debian
  • Forked Distributions

Breach and Attack Simulation Operating Systems MacOS - Cymulate


  • Intel
  • Apple Silicon
  • 10.13 and higher


Breach and Attack Simulation Dashboard - Cymulate

Comprehensive Dashboard

Data-driven simulations and insights into breach feasibility for proactive risk management.

  • Responsive dashboard shows security control health by
    control and in aggregate
  • Intuitive user interface provides an easy drill down into details
  • Extensive vendor integrations to maximize operational
    efficiency while minimizing risk exposure
  • Remediation insights provide straightforward guidance
Breach and Attack Simulation Capabilities, Simulation Scenarios | Cymulate

Simulation Scenarios

  • Sourced from real-world attacks using known adversary
    Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs)
  • Over 120,000 attack simulations provided in safe and
    effective, ready-to-use broad-spectrum templates
  • Custom templates, attacks, binaries, and executions
    available through scenarios and template building tools
  • Scenarios to assess across the entire Cybersecurity Kill-
    Chain and with integrated support for MITRE ATT&CK®
Breach & Attack Simulation Capabilities, Actionable Reporting - Cymulate

Actionable Reporting

  • Reporting with risk scores, attack summaries, and
    optimization insights
  • Increased information sharing and collaboration
    between Red, Blue, and Purple Teams
  • Executive reporting with industry benchmarking
  • Mapping to MITRE ATT&CK®
  • Custom dashboards and reporting
  • Investment decision support – Discover redundancies,
    ineffective controls, perform product comparisons, etc.
Breach & Attack Simulation BAS Capabilities Mitigation Guidance - Cymulate

Mitigation Guidance

  • Mitigation methodologies for each discovered gap
  • Multiple pathways for remediation provided
  • SIGMA support for data sharing
  • Integrations with EDR/XDR, SIEM, SOAR, and other
    tools for correlation of data to facilitate more
    targeted remediation actions
Breach & Attack Simulation Capabilities MITRE ATT&CK® Support - Cymulate

MITRE ATT&CK® Reporting

  • Reports include mapping to the MITRE ATT&CK® Framework
  • Custom scenario components are mapped to MITRE
    ATT&CK® tactics and techniques
  • Heatmaps show areas of strengths and gaps

Backed By the Industry

Gartner Peer Insights - 4.8 to 5 Star Rating for Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) Tools - Cymulate

95% OF BAS Reviewers Recommend

4.8/5 Rating for Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) Tools

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Cymulate Recognized as Top Innovation Leader in the Frost & Sullivan Frost Radar Report

Cymulate Recognized as Top Innovation Leader

F&S recognized in their Frost RadarTM Global BAS, 2022 report

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Jorge Ruão | Head of Security Operations, Euronext,

" As Euronext’s cybersecurity team, we know that cybersecurity is always a work in progress. Cymulate allows us to fill a gap that for a long time was not closed directly, but only indirectly with other security controls. We recommend anyone looking for a breach and attack simulation platform turn to Cymulate. "

Avi Branch | IT Support Technician,

" I believe that no matter what is the team size we have, we will always have a backlog of projects and tasks. Cymulate helps us to prioritize them and focus on issues that carry the most risk for the business, this has increased our effectiveness, we aren’t wasting valuable resources. Furthermore, I can present to our executives a return on security investments by showing them how each project has reduced our risk score. "

Karl Ward | Lead Security Operations Analyst, Quilter,

" Many times, our CISO or senior members would come to security operations after reading about a new threat or APT group in the news, asking are we at risk? Cymulate enables us to answer quickly and confidently with the Immediate Threats module and attack simulations. "

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